“Lima News,” Lima, Ohio, USA
4 April 1931
Little Irish Girl was
Planning for Future
Little Mary O'Toole lived in
County Carlow, Ireland, and even if you didn't know where she lived, you
would have known she was Irish by looking into her merry blue eyes.
But those eyes could be very
serious, too. They were grave when Mary talked about the future. She
didn't want to be just a poor little, uneducated Irish girl. She wanted to
make something of herself.
Sometimes her brothers and
their friends talked about going to America, and about the chances there
were in the country for poor boys to amount to something fine.
"And why not poor girls, too?"
thought Mary to herself. Secretly, she began to plan to go to America when
she was old enough. She made a little extra money, by doing errands, by
mending, by all sorts of things that a bright, willing little girl could
do. And all that she saved she put in her bank: "For America."
Mary O'Toole, born April 4,
1874, became one of the first woman judges of the United States.
“The Washington Post,” Washington DC, USA
31 Jan 1930
Caption below photo: “Judge George C. Aukam, presiding
judge of the Municipal Court, administers the oath of office to Judge Mary
O’Toole, recently reappointed by President Hoover.”
Source: Sue Clement
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