David Toomath: 13 Apr 1898 - 10 May 1980

David Toomath was born on 13 Apr 1898 in Belfast Ireland.

David served with the British Forces during WWI, at first with the North Irish Horse and later in the machine gun section. His regimental number was 2315, 105374. He was gassed during the fighting in France in 1916 and sent to Canada to recover his health.

David married his sweetheart from Ireland, Ethel Maud Lyons on 13 Dec 1923 in a Presbyterian Church located on Cowan Avenue in Toronto. The Church is now used by another denomination. The bride's parents were James and Margaret (nee Fitzsimons) Lyons.

David and Ethel had one child together, a daughter, Margaret whom they called Marjorie. On records from the period, David gave his occupation as a jockey and horse trainer.

David later accepted a position with U.S.L. Battery where he played an important roll in the development of the dry cell battery. He stayed with the firm for thirty-five years after which he retired and moved with his wife Ethel to California to live with their daughter Marjorie.

David was a family favorite. Just about everyone in the family went to visit him at one time or another and all of them remember him fondly.

David had brown hair and blue eyes. He died in California on 10 May 1980.

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