Pioneer Essay July 1976, Security Advertiser & Fountain Valley News
My father, Louis A Toothman, came to Fountain from Mount Hope, Kansas, in 1895. Since he was a carpenter, he built a few houses and then returned to get my mother, Nettie P (Haskins) Toothman, and my sister. They came back to Fountain in the Spring of 1896. My eldest sister, Mrs. Coral Miller of Colorado Springs, was six months old at the time. In 1900, another sister, was born in Fountain, Mrs. Daisy Torbit. My brother RB was born in 1902. I was born August 3, 1910 at 310 W Illinois. The cottonwood tree at the east corner of the yard was planted by the parents the day before I was born.