Toney, Anthony.


Toney, Anthony. (Strong); b. June 28, 1913, Gloversville (Glennville), New York; Father Mike Toney, mother Suace (?) Toney; Syrian American; Attended Syracuse University Teachers College and Ecole de Beau Arts 1937; Single; Artist; CP 1934, YCL 1935, American Artists Union, American Labor Party, United Artist Union; Received Passport# 473797 on August 30, 1937 which listed his address as 15 Washburn Street and 03 Lincoln Street, both Gloversville, New York; To Spain from France where he was studying at the Ecole de Beau Arts; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on April 27, 1938; Served with the 15th Army Corps, Special MG BN, Co. 2; Served at Ebro Offensive; WIA September 20 or 28, 1938, stray bullet through the jaw near Gandesa; In hospital near front 1 day, Reus 1 day, Villafranca 5 days, Barcelona 2 days, Mataro September 28;Rank Cabo; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII US Army Air Force, Corporal, decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with clusters, served in New Guinea; d. September 10, 2004, Marin County, California.
Siblings: brother Albert Toney; sisters Margaret Toney, Sylvia Toney.

Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueras List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1003, ll. 35-41; USSDA 2:0988, 61:0065; (obituary) Anita Toney, “Anthony Toney, 1913-2004,” The Volunteer, Volume 26, No. 4, December 2004, p. 16; (obituary) "Anthony Toney, 91, Painter and Teacher Dies," New York Times, September 16, 2004; The Art of Anthony Toney, L-W Tree, Code A 
Photograph: Anthony Toney in World War II, around 1942. Photograph from The Art of Anthony Toney.; Anthony Toney, April 18, 1997, by Richard Bermack.