Woodbury County

Lt. James F. Toy



Sioux City Lieutenant Dies in Belgium Combat

James F. Toy, 3d, 22, a first lieutenant attached to the 101st airborne infantry killed in action in Belgium January 4, according to information received here from his wife at Macon, Ga. He was the son of Mrs. C. B. Toy, 1914 Jackson street, who is in Florida for the winter.

No details were received in the communication from Mrs. James Toy to H. H. Lang, uncle of Lt. Toy.

Lt. Toy enlisted about two and a half years ago. He was graduated in 1941 from Shattuck Military academy at Fairbault, Minn., where he was cadet major of the school battalion. After completing his first year in Kenyon college, Gambier, O., he returned home for a visit but was called back to school for an army physical and later went to Fort Benning, Ga. He had been overseas about six months.

A baby daughter and a sister, Mary, of Sioux City, also survive.

Lt. Toy was a grandson of the late James F. Toy, early day Sioux City resident and a son of the late Carleton B. Toy.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, January 23, 1945 (photo included)