John Tormie

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  • John Tormie
  • 6 October 1855
  • 2 October 1879
    Wooster, Ohio
  • Margaret Coulter, mother (b.1835–d.1907)
  • James Tormie, father (b.1830–d.1870)
  • Phoebe J. Martin (b.1858–d.1930)

John Tormie was born 6 October 1855 to James and Margaret (Coulter) Tormie. John was one of 6 children: Stephen, Ida, Anna, Elizabeth "Lizzie", Maggie, Hannah, and James. John's parents were from Ireland and are buried in Pike, Illinois.

John Tormie married Phoebe J. Martin in 1878 in Pike County, Illinois. Following his marriage, he and his new wife moved to Wooster from Pittsfield. They had one daughter together, Pearl May Tormie.

John Tormie was murdered by John Callahan. John Callahan was found guilty and was to be hanged. This was a public hanging and was held inside the old Wayne County Jail located on Walnut St.

Phoebe J. Tormie married George J. Smyser in Wayne County, Ohio on 11 February 1882. Phoebe Jennie Smyser divorced George Smyser for adultery in 1891 in Chicago. [1]

Phebe Tormie married Joseph B. Mossman on 16 February 1898 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. She is buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery located in Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California.

  1. The Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL) February 4, 1891 p. 11