PATRICK JOHN TOYE - Prominent among those citizens of The Bronx whose vision and business sense has so greatly
contributed to its up building is Patrick John Toye, active in real estate developments, in association with P.
J. Dwyer, the well known builder, with offices at No. 2456 Grand Concourse. Mr. Toye was born March 24, 1878, on
the west side of New York, at No. 435 West Twenty fifth Street, son of John and Alice (Keenan) Toyei, both natives
of County Monaghan, Ireland. The father came to the United States in 1860, settling in New York and remaining there
the rest of his life. His son was given a good education in the New York public schools, attending No. 55, and
St. Columbia School, and graduating from the College of Pharmacy, with the degree of Graduate in Pharmacy.
The business career which was to prove so successful began when Mr. Toye opened his own drug store on One Hundred
and Seventeenth Street and Seventh Avenue. His success there led him to move to the more advantageous location
on One Hundred and Twenty eighth Street somewhat later, and after ten years to turn his attentions to wider opportunities.
He became supervisor and inspector of foods in the Health Department of New York City, continuing until his resignation
in 1922. Since that date Mr. Toye has busied himself with realty developments and has made his activities count
toward the general improvement of living conditions in The Bronx, the expansion of new residential sections, as
well as the opening up of new commercial centers.
On August 26, 1912, in St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, Patrick John Toye was married to Warburga Katherine
Laemmle, daughter of George and Katherine (Grell) Laemmle, both natives of Hohenzollern, Germany. A son was born
of the union, June 19, 1918, Joseph John George Toye.
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927
Bronx County, NY
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