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Ebenezer Toothaker

Birth
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. [Ancestry.com]
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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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  • Created by: Vicki Peterson
  • Added: 13 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161006109
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : 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) .