Unknown newspaper article (on record at El Dorado County Museum), May 4, 1938.
Wm. L. Toombs Is Called
Pioneer Native of County,
Retired Rancher, Passes
On Monday Afternoon
The funeral services for William L. Toombs, who passed away Monday afternoon at a hospital in Placerville, were held at 10:30 o'clock from Memory Chapel. Rev. Harold Morehouse in charge.
Interment was at the Native Sons' plot at Union Cemetery under the auspices of Placerville Parlor No. 9, N.S.G.W., of which Mr. Toombs was a member.
William Louis Toombs was born on January 19, 1857, in the Texas Hill district of the county. He was engaged in ranching and fruit raising and retired about twenty years ago, after developing a large acreage in the Fruit Ridge district.
In failing health for about a year, Mr. Toombs had been a hospital patient for several months.
He is survived by the following children, Frank Toombs, of Fruit Ridge; Mrs. H. Carty of Hollywood; Mrs. L. Critchlow, of Monterey; Edgar Toombs, of Monterey; and Mrs. J.H. Spence, of Danville, this state. Mrs. Toombs passed on several years ago.
In addition, Mr. Toombs is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Swansborough and Mrs. Sarah Sexton, and by several grandchildren, nephews and nieces.
Mary Agatha Hassler Toombs
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