Edson Lafayette Toomey was born in 1896 in Scott County, Tennessee, son of John Samuel Toomey and Elizabeth Phillips. He was killed in action.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 8 February 1896
- Date of death: 19 July 1918
- County: Scott
- Hometown: Helenwood
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: Company G, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War I
- Battles: Aisne-Marne
- Burial/Memorial Location: Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, Picardie, France
- Location In Memorial: Pillar V, Top Panel
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