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Ebenezer Toothaker

Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine, USA
Death 17 Jun 1866 (aged 62)
Stockton, San Joaquin County, California, USA
Burial Stockton, San Joaquin County, California, USA
Memorial ID 161006109 · View Source
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E. Toothaker. Committed by H. B. Underhill Judge of San Joaquin March 11th 1866. Age 62 years; native of Maine; married and has 4 children, the youngest 7 years old; occupation, blacksmith. The evidence of insanity is; a tendency to wander away; thinks he has been robbed by Indians from Humboldt Bay - that his property is in a gulch near Copperopolis when nothing has occurred to indicate that any robbery has taken place; has a suicidal tendency which is now active. He has been more or less insane for a year past, but the symptoms have been more marked within the last two weeks. This is the first attack so far as known, disease increasing with no rational intervals; has the hallucination that he has been robbed; has threatened to kill himself and tried to get possession of a pistol; has no disposition to injure others; is neither filthy nor destructive except that he is supposed to be practicing self abuse (not certain); had no peculiarities; has been temperate; has been injured on the back. An iron shutter fell on him; has shown more strength and activity since the attack; cause of insanity, perhaps disease of the kidneys; class, mania; has been treated for diabetes. Admitted March 11th 1866. Has no property. Died June 17th 1866 of old age.

[Register Volumes 3 & 4; 1862-1870, p.502]
- California State Hospital Records, 1856-1923. Stockton State Hospital, Commitment Registers. []
Census note:
1850 Brewer, Penobscot County, Maine
Ebenezer Toothaker 45 Blacksmith 1,200 Maine
Olivia C. " 49 " (Maine)
Gilbert " 20 " (Blacksmith) " (Maine)
Horace " 18 " (Maine)
Ellen L. " 16 " (Maine)
Olivia M. " 8 " (Maine)
Thomas George 80 none Mass.
Olivia " 81 " (Mass.)
Harriet C. " 52 " (Mass.) Partially Idiotic
James W. Lausley 9 Province NB

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 161006109
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ebenezer Toothaker (26 Feb 1804–17 Jun 1866), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161006109, citing Stockton State Hospital Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin County, California, USA ; Maintained by Vicki Peterson (contributor 46869196) .