Frank T. Carr

Dr. Frank T. Carr, vice chairman of the board of directors of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, died of a heart attack Oct. 27.  A retired Pomona banker, Carr played a major role in establishing the college in 1976.

Source:  Los Angeles Times, November 5, 1981.


George Walling Loosley

One of the first white children born at Champoeg, Oregon, in Clackamas County, was George Walling Loosley on August 16, 1856. He and his father, John Loosley, came to Klamath County in 1871, built and operated the first flour mill here and took an active part in the early development of the county. John Loosley was born on February 9, 1824, in Oxford, England, where he received his education. There he sang in Queen Victoria’s choir in the Episcopal Church. His trip to the United States required three months and on arrival he began his life-long trade of flour miller by operating a mill in Chicago. In 1852 he settled in Clackamas County, after coming west by covered wagon, remaining there nearly twenty years before he located in Klamath County at Wood River Valley where he was the first rancher and built the first home, dying there November 24, 1900. George Loosley’s mother, Lucy Walling, was born at Muscatine, Iowa, January 22, 1834. She crossed the plains in a covered wagon with her father, locating at Albany, Oregon, in 1847, and was married at Amity, Oregon, April 1, 1854. Her life was devoted to her 12 children and neighborhood service as practical nurse. On May 28, 1912, she died at Wood River. Among her children known here are Benjamin Henry of Malin; Birdseye McPherson, of Diamond Lake Junction; Fanny (Mrs. Oscar Bunch), of Chiloquin; Philip Sheridan, of Medford, Oregon.

George Loosley attended Oregon schools at Amity, Portland, and Linfield College at McMinnville. He began farming when 14, receiving 75 cents per day and helped support his family until he arrived in Klamath County. Here he was employed as superintendent of the shops and mills at Klamath Agency, subsequently building the school and dormitory, serving as Chief of Police, enforcing prohibition and acting as probation officer in the school work there. He also made rentals and leases of Indian lands. In 1882, he purchased the General Howard boat on Upper Klamath Lake to haul freight and soldiers’ supplied to Fort Klamath. A few years later he began purchasing land in Wood River Valley, acquiring 1200 acres. Although his ranching activities were interspersed with a great deal of service at the Fort and at Klamath Agency, George Loosley was well known in agricultural circles in the valley and, in 1905, raised the first Alsike clover in the county. He also produced the first oats and timothy in Wood River Valley. In 1890, he constructed Linkville Hotel, near Link River and operated this for a time before returning to Wood River where he was appointed custodian of the Fort for two years.

On May 2, 1880 Mr. Loosley married Emma Temperance Anderson at Klamath Agency. She was born at Brownsville, Oregon, December 8, 1859 and attended school in Jackson County, at Yreka and Fort Jones, California. She taught school at Klamath Agency from 1890 to 1895. Through her ancestor, George Anderson, a lieutenant in the Revolutionary Army, Mrs. Loosley is a member of Mount Ashland Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Her father, Jessie Marion Anderson, was born in Monroe County, Indiana, January 13, 1832. He came to Oregon in 1852 as a Methodist minister and circuit rider, covered the territory from Brownsville to Ashland, Oregon. His death occurred in Ashland, April 9, 1865. Mrs. Loosley’s mother, Melissa Arnold, was born in Fountain County, Indiana, January 1, 1828. She taught school in Iowa before her marriage in that state, and passed the later years of her life at Ashland, where she died on January 21, 1865. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. George Loosley, in Klamath County, as follows: Earl, born June 28 1881, died when six months old; Edward Kenneth, born March 4, 1883, well known contractor of Klamath Falls, has one child, George Butler; Cary Vernell, born June 13, 1885, resides in Klamath County, has two daughters, Carol Jane, a teacher in Klamath Falls, Frances Dorothy, attending Oswego College, Oregon; Clara Morris (Mrs. Fred Neil), born August 30, 1887, died November 25, 1925, had three children, Joe, of Seattle; Kay Frederick, at the State Medical School, Portland Oregon; Jean, a senior at the University of Oregon.

Mr. and Mrs. Loosley are of the Episcopal religious faith and both belong to Alpha Chapter No 1, Order of Easter Star, in Ashland Oregon. Mr. Loosley in consecutive years is the oldest living Mason of the Ashland Lodge, having joined the Order in June 1877. He is now retired, at the age of 84, living with his wife in Ashland, enjoying the fruition of a life well spent.

Source: Good, Rachel Applegate. 1942. History of Klamath County, Oregon : Its Resources and Its People, Illustrated. Klamath Falls, OR.

Etta “Sutton” in the Family of Amzy R. Sutton in the 1880 Census

In the 1880 Census of Orion, Oakland County, MI, the family headed by  Amzy R. Sutton  includes an Etta Sutton, aged 18.  Some online genealogies, therefore, include her as a daughter of Amzy’s, even though her date of birth would be well before the age at which Amzy’s one known wife would have been capable of bearing children.  So, who was Etta Sutton?

She provides us with an illustration of why all information should be checked against alternate sources.  Her name was really Etta Place, and she was an orphan who was taken in by the Sutton family.  A census taker erroneously named her as Etta Sutton in the 1880 census.  Her obituary, which tells the known facts of her life, appears below.  

Death of Miss Etta Place

Passed Away at Woman’s Hospital After Two Month’s Illness

Miss Etta Place passed away at the Woman’s hospital at 11:30 o’clock Sunday night after an illness of over a year’s duration with acute mania.  Very little is known of Miss Place’s life.  About thirty years ago when Mrs. A.R. Sutton of 900 Hoyt avenue was going by boat from Cheboygan to Marine City a woman who said she was the mother of Miss Place, then a girl of 14 years, gave her to Mrs. Sutton as a nurse girl.  Mrs. Sutton brought the girl home with her but in all the years that have elapsed since that time, the mother has never appeared nor made the slightest inquiry about her child.  The girl refused at all times to speak of her parents.  She has worked in the Sutton home since then up to about 2 months ago when she was taken to the hospital.  She was broken down in health and, it is said, was losing her mind.  Her condition did not improve and death was the result.  Mr. Sutton said this morning that so far as he knew Miss Place had no living relatives whatever, and if she had, they were unknown to her at the time of her death.

The News was later told by a friend of Miss Place that Miss Place was the daughter of the head partner of Carruthers & Place lumber dealers who were very prominent in this section of the state about 40 years ago.  The family resided at North Newburg a little village about four miles from Durand, Mich., at that time a thriving lumber town.  Mr. Place died, leaving a daughter, Etta, an older son and a younger daughter.  He left his wife considerable money together with a large amount of insurance.  From the first it was alleged that the mother was inattentive to her children.  In a few years she went to St. Louis, Mo., where she lost all her money and finally married a shoemaker.  The abandoned children were carried for at first by an uncle, a brother of their father but he was poor and had a large family and they were finally given into the care of the Masons in whose ranks the father was very highly esteemed.  What became of the children after that is unknown.

Miss Place was about 45 years old.  At the Sutton home there is nothing but praise for her faithful nature and kindly services and there her loss will undoubtedly be deeply felt, as her long service had almost made her one of the family.  The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the residence and she will be laid at rest in Forest Lawn.  Rev. W.H. Gallagher, of whose church Miss Place was a life-long member, will officiate.

Source:  Saginaw Evening News, February 27, 1905.

News from Middletown, NY

Former Assemblyman and Mrs. Frederick Northrup on Saturday quietly celebrated the 25th anniversary of their marriage at their country home, “Weilkelt Farm,” near this city. They were the recipients of felicitations from many friends and neighbors in the vicinity, and also from Poughkeepsie, their former home, Albany, New York and Washington, D.C. (Middletown Times-Press, January 8, 1917)

LEWIS VAN BLARCOM WEDS MISS HART AT NEWTON: Announcement has just been made by Mr. and Mrs. Nathan H. Hart, of Newton, N.J., of the marriage of their daughter, Ethel, to Lewis Van Blarcom, prosecutor of Sussex county, also of Newton. The ceremony was performed on January 18 last in New York City. (Middletown Times-Press, September 8, 1919)

Washingtonville — Alice Ann Decker and Allan Thomas Schadt were wed Sept. 25 at the First Presbyterian Church in Washingtonville. Rev. Dent officiated. A reception followed at Monell Fireman’s Hall in Washingtonville. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Decker of Washingtonville. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Schadt of Eldred. Faye Anson of Rock Tavern was the matron of honor. Mike Anson, Sr. of Rock Tavern was the best man. The bride is a graduate of Washingtonville High School. Her husband is a graduate of Eldred High School. He is employed with the United Postal System. After a wedding trip through lower New York state, they will live in Barryville. (Middletown Times-Herald, December 3, 1976)

Wedding Announcements from the New York Times

Miss Sara Streit Riker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Marsh Riker of 83 Lincoln Park, Newark, was married to Andrew Van Blarcom in the South Park Presbyterian Church, Newark, last evening. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Lyman Whitney Allen, pastor of the church. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Berrian Riker, while Leonard [sic] Van Blarcom, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. The flower girls were Miss Marguerite Riker and Miss Prudence Durand, and the bridesmaids were Miss Elsie Riker of East Orange; Miss Alice Allen of Williamsport, Penn.; Miss Annie Orr of Pittsburg [sic], Penn.; Miss Matilda Dodd, Miss Elizabeth Carter, and Miss Elsie Tripp of Newark. The ushers were Harold Dodge, Franklin Conklin, Jr., and Henry Kays of Newton; Robert Southard, Charles Inslee, and Ralph Inslee of New York. Owing to a recent death in the bride’s family, there was no reception. (New York Times, May 10, 1906)

Miss Marion Louise Robertson, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Robertson of 21 Walnut St., Newark, N.J., and Ford W. Margarum of Sussex, were married last night at the bride’s home by the Rev. Dr. Robert Scott Inglis, pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church, North. Miss Robertson is a former student at Blair Academy and Mr. Margarum is the President of the Farmers National Bank of Sussex. His grandfather and father each occupied the same position. (New York Times, November 29, 1916)

Mr. and Mrs. William Casper Tyrrell of Beaumont, Texas, have announced to friends here the engagement of their daughter, Miss Carol Tyrrell, to Harold Moyer Gilmore of Philadelphia. The wedding will take place in Belmond, Iowa, on Sept. 21. (New York Times, August 15, 1929)

The marriage of Miss Margaret Louise Milne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Milne, to Charles Livingston Stover, son of Mrs. Charles L. Stover of Lowell, Mass., took place yesterday afternoon in the chapel of St. Bartholomew’s Church. The Right Reverend Fred Ingley, Coadjutor Bishop of Colorado, performed the ceremony in the presence of a small gathering. The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of blue chiffon and a picture hat. Mrs. Richard Kates Paynter, Jr. of Princeton, N.J., was the bride’s only attendant. She wore a gown of apricot-colored chiffon and a picture hat. She carried a bouquet of delphinium and African daisies. Richard Stover was best man and Victor Dockmeyer of Bronxville, N.Y., was usher. (New York Times, April 28, 1932)

SUSSEX, N.J., June 28 — Miss Janet Robertson Margarum, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ford Margarum of this place, was married tonight in the Sussex Presbyterian Church to Ralph Albert Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Winfred Taylor of Summit, N.J., by the pastor, the Rev. A.J.W. Mowatt. The bride, given in marriage by her father, had her sister, Miss Martha Louise Margarum, for maid of honor. Mr. Taylor’s father was best man. (New York Times, June 29, 1940)

Ardsley-on-Hudson, N.Y., Jan. 25 — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Livingston Stover have made known the engagement of their daughter, Louise Milne Stover, to John T. Roberts of Hingham, Mass. He is the son of Capt. Reed T. Roberts, U.S.N., retired, and Mrs. Roberts of Chevy Chase, Md. Miss Stover, who made her debut at the 1954 Westchester Cotillion, was graduated from the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry. She is a senior at Wellesley College. The late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Livingston Stover of Lowell, Mass., and the late Mr. and Mrs. George Hutchinson Milne of New York and Lakeville, Conn., were her grandparents. Mr. Roberts prepared at the Brooks School, North Andover, Mass., for Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from which he graduated last June. (New York Times, January 26, 1958)

Elmsford, N.Y., Sept. 6 — Miss Louise Milne Stover and John Tyssowski Roberts were married here this afternoon in the Protestant Episcopal Church of St. Joseph of Arimathea. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Walter H. McNeeley. A reception was held at Beech Hill, the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Livingston Stover. The bridegroom is the son of Capt. Reed T. Roberts, U.S.N., retired, and Mrs. Roberts of Chevy Chase, Md. Miss Carol Millholland was maid of honor and the bridesmaids were the Misses Jean Stover, a sister of the bride; Jane Roberts, sister of the bridegroom; Anne Fiske, Gail Dix and Yvonne Laan. Karl Corley was best man. Miss Roberts, who made her debut at the 1954 Westchester Cotillion, was graduated from the Masters School and in June from Wellesley College. She is a provisional member of the Junior League of Tarrytown. Her husband, who is attending the law school of the University of Virginia, is an alumnus of the Brooks School, North Andover, Mass., and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, class of ’57. He is a second lieutenant in the Army Reserve. (New York Times, September 7, 1958)

Ora D. Sutton

SUTTON—August 4th, 1936, at rest, in this city, Ora Dayton Sutton.  Funeral service at the home, No. 10 Mills avenue, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, D.S.T., Rev. Wm. T. Griffiths officiating.  Interment family plot, Pine Hill cemetery, Slate Hill road.  Friends may call Thursday evening at the home.

Source:  Middletown Times Herald, August 6, 1936.

John H. Sutton

J.H. Sutton, of Monroe Corners, N.J., died Tuesday morning at [unclear] o’clock, at the age of 79 years.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one brother, Dayton C. Sutton, of Slate Hill, and one sister, Mrs. Anna L. Tibbitts , of Newark, N.J.

The funeral will be held at his late home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Source:  Middletown Times-Press, November 28, 1917.

Unionville Man’s Car Badly Wrecked

Unionville—Albert Sutton ran into a large truck that is alleged to have been on the wrong side of the road near the Creeden farm one night last week, badly wrecking his car. Both Mr. and Mrs. Sutton were badly cut by flying glass and their young son was unconscious for a time.

Source: Middletown Times Herald, August 8, 1932.

Leo Sutton

Leo Sutton, forty-three, died yesterday at his home near Slate Hill after a long illness.  He was born May fourteenth, 1890, at Slate Hill, a son of Dayton C. and Mary Farber Sutton.

He is survived by the following brothers and sisters:  G. Ernest, Harry, Lilliam [sic] M. Flossie and Mary of Slate Hill; Ora D. and Clarene [sic] of Middletown; Seeley J. of Fly Creek, N.Y., and Merton of New York and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the home near Slate Hill Wednesday at two o’clock, Interment will be in the family plot in Pine Hill cemetery.

Source:  Middletown Times Herald, December 4, 1933.