Marshall Moore Tolles

M, #4925, b. Oct 13, 1947, d. Nov 12, 1983
Father*Frederick Thomas Johnson Jr.
Mother*Lillian Black
Adoptive fatherRaymond Elliott Tolles b. Nov 20, 1913, d. Apr 11, 2000
Adoptive motherGeraldine M. Moore1 b. Oct 9, 1914, d. Dec 29, 1981

Chronological Events

Birth*Oct 13, 1947 Marshall Moore Tolles was born on Oct 13, 1947 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States.2 
 He was the son of Frederick Thomas Johnson Jr. and Lillian Black
Name VariationOct 13, 1947 Marshall Moore Tolles was also known as Jimmy Edward Black. 
Adoption*Oct 13, 1947 He was adopted on Oct 13, 1947 at Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States.2 
NicknameOct 13, 1947 He also went by the name of Jock. 
Death*Nov 12, 1983 He died on Nov 12, 1983, at age 36 at Clines Corners, Torrance County, New Mexico, United States, from injuries received in an twin-engine Aero Commander airplane he was flying went down about 17 miles east of Clines Corners near New Mexico Route 3.3 
ObituaryNov 14, 1983  OBITUARY: CLINES CORNERS, N.M. - Federal Aviation Administration officials Sunday were investigating a site near Clines Corner, N.M., where a twin engine airplane crashed, killing two California residents. The victims were identified by state police as pilot R. Marshall Tolles of Ontario, Calif., and Kathleen Ellis, 24, of Cucamonga, Calif.
The bodies of the two victims were found Saturday by the Civil Air Patrol.

Information was provided from an unknown source

GROTON – Marshall Moore “Jock” Tolls, 36, of 2639 Calaveas Place, Ont., Calif., formerly of Groton, died Nov. 12 in a plane crash in New Mexico.

Born in Leominster, Oct. 9, 1947, the son of Raymond and the late Geraldine (Moore) Tolls. He attended Groton High School and Essex Agricultural School, moving to California in 1969 where he started his own business, buying and selling airplanes and parts.
Tolls held licenses for flying airplanes and helicopters for the past 10 years.
He was recently appointed Deputy Sheriff of San Bernadino, Calif.
He leaves his father and stepmother, Raymond and Hilda Tolls of Groton; a son, Joshua Tolls of West Groton; two daughters, Julie Tolls of West Groton and Pauline M. Tolls in California; two sisters, Ramona E. Tolls of Groton and Mrs. Peter (Nan) Quintin of Pepperell.
Calling hours in the Badger Funeral Home, 45 School St., Groton, will be Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home.
Interment of ashes will be in Groton Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the First Parish Church Unitarian Building Fund, Groton 01450.

Publisher in the Sentinel-Enterprise, Fitchburg, Mass., Tuesday, November 15, 1983.4
Burial*Nov 16, 1983 He was buried on Nov 16, 1983 at Groton Cemetery, Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, Find A Grave Memorial# 49415024.5


Dorothy Wilson


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