James N. “Toby” Tobias gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. October 14, 1950
D. October 11, 1968 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: John Norris Tobias born August 17, 1921 in Altoona, Blair County, PA, son of Harold Garst Tobias (1887-1965) and Zella Daphne (Haverstick) Tobias (1892-1990); married Iyla Mae Coon on May 22, 1943 in Palm Beach County, FL; John died February 15, 1987 in Marion County, FL; (See section pertaining to John Norris Tobias buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Mother: Iyla Mae (Coon) Tobias born September 15, 1923 in Madison, Dane County, WI, daughter of Francis “Frank” William Coon (1904-1983) and Jeannette L. “Jean” (Card) Coon (1904-1997); Iyla died November 19, 1995 in Citrus County, FL (See section pertaining to Iyla Mae (Coon) Tobias buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Siblings:
    • Francis Jean (Tobias) O’Brien born about 1943; married C. Stephen O’Brien (of Rockford IL)
    • John N. Tobias, Jr. born about 1944; married Phyllis (of Rockford IL)
    • Mary Jo (Tobias) (Makareqicz) Nash; married (1) Reynold Makarewicz; married (2) Michael Nash (of Homosassa Springs FL)

Additional Information:

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Saturday, October 12, 1968, page 60:

“North Suburb Student Dies in Car Crash

   James Tobias, 17, of 212 Elder st., Round Lake Park, a high school student, died early yesterday in St. Therese hospital, Waukegan, of injuries suffered shortly before when a car in which he was a passenger left Rollins road west of Grub Hill road, south of Round Lake, and crashed into two trees.
   The driver, Donald W. Brown, 20, of 534 Grandview dr., Round Lake Park, was charged with a suspended license for appearance Oct. 9 in Lake county Circuit court at Waukegan.  He was treated in the same hospital for minor injuries and released.”