Untitled (Ruth Loosley & Merle Ansberry)

Major and Mrs. Milan A. Loosley of Alvarado road, Claremont, Berkeley, formally announce the betrothal of their daughter, Miss Ruth Evelyn Loosley, to Mr. Merle Ansberry of Berkeley.

Miss Loosley is a graduate of the University of California with the class of ’30, where she was a member of the Theta Upsilon sorority and of Treble Clef musical society. She is a sister of Dr. Allyn Loosely and of Mr. Richard V. Loosley, who is now attending the state university.

Mr. Ansberry is the son of Mrs. E.O. Sumner and received his A.B. degree in ’29 and his M.A. in ’30. He is a member of Phi Delta Kappa fraternity and of Circle “C” society.

Source: Oakland Tribune, January 11, 1932.

Ruth Loosley Becomes Bride Of M. Ansberry

Wedding Is Held in Berkeley Church in Presence of the Family, Intimate Friends.

In the presence of the immediate family and a few intimate friends assembled in St. Clement’s church, Berkeley, at high noon today, Miss Ruth Loosley became the bride of Mr. Merle Ansberry of Hanford, Calif., Rev. Lindley R. Miller, rector, officiating. A profusion of white flowers adorned the altar.

The couple was unattended, and following the reading of the ritual a reception and wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride’s parents, Major and Mrs. Milan A. Loosley, on Alvarado road.

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FORT KLAMATH – Word was received here of the death on December 30 at Letterman Army Hospital, San Francisco, of Major Milan Loosley, USA (Ret.), age 84. Services were held from St. Clement’s Episcopal Church at Berkeley on January 2 with full military honors. He was born on the old Loosley homestead in Fort Klamath, joined the Army Signal Corps in 1900, served in Alaska, the Philippines, and during World War I he organized and went overseas with the 415th Railroad Telegraph Battalion, participated in the Saint Mihiel offensive and subsequently commanded the 302d Field Signal Battalion, 77th Division, during the Meuse-Argonne offensive. He retired in 1925 and lived Berkeley. He was the son of the late John Loosley of England and Lucy Walling of Iowa. Survivors include the widow, Margaret Birdsall Loosley of Berkeley; two sons, Allyn C. Loosley of Washington, D.C., and Richard V. Loosley of Berkeley; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth L. Ansberry of Berkeley; a sister, Mrs. Fanny Bunch of Ashland and numerous nieces and nephews. It is thought by the family that he was the first white child born in Klamath County as his birth date is recorded as April 17, 1873.

Source: Klamath Falls Herald and News, January 23, 1958.

Allyn C. Loosley

On Monday, November 12, 1962, at his residence, 2129 Florida ave., n.w., Allyn C. Loosley, beloved husband of Josephine B. Loosley, brother of Mrs. Ruth L. Ansberry and Richard Loosley, both of Berkeley, Calif. Services at the S.H. Hines Co. Funeral Home, 2901 14th st., n.w., on Wednesday, November 14th at 8 p.m. (parking facilities). Interment Berkeley, Calif. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of a contribution to the American Cancer Society or the Heart Association of D.C.

Source:  Washington Post, November 14, 1962.

Birth Announcements

To the wife of Merle Ansberry, September 5, a daughter, Eleanor Allyne, Hanford.  (Oakland Tribune, September 18, 1933)

NEW ARMSTRONG SON:  Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Armstrong are parents of a boy born Monday Jan. 29 at the St. Ann hospital, Algona.  Mrs. Armstrong is the former Dorothy Fish, and the Armstrongs have one other son, Melvin.  Mr. Armstrong works for the Post transfer company at Algona.  The family moved lately from Livermore to the Obrecht home here.  (Kossuth County Advance, February 6, 1951)

Born yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Bryant of 924 East Church street a daughter, Marilyn Jeanne.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 29, 1925)

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