John Frederick Loosley, a native pioneer son of Oregon, born at McMinnville, Ore., July 18, 1862, passed away in Medford very suddenly March 19, 9:30 a.m. Mr. Loosley spent his entire life in Oregon and was educated in the schools of the Willamette valley. He came to Oregon with his parents when he was ten years of age. They settled at Fort Klamath, Ore., where he spent his youth. He was married to Miss Mary Culbertson at Fort Klamath in November, 1885, five children, who survive him, being born to this union: One daughter, Mrs. Bessie Hartley of Merrill, Ore. four sons, Forester W., and Claude F. Loosley, of Pittville, Calif., Raymond S. Loosley of Malin, and 14 grandchildren. He is also survived by wife, Mrs. Mary Loosley of Fort Klamath, Ore. Mr. Loosley was one of the pioneer ranchmen of Klamath county and was known by a host of friends, Funeral services will be held in the Methodist church at Fort Klamath, Ore., Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Reverend Mooney officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Klamath cemetery.
Source: Klamath News, March 20, 1940.