John Frederick Loosley

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.


John F. Loosley Rites Thursday

John Frederick Loosley, pioneer son of Oregon, born at McMinnville on July 18, 1862, passed away here suddenly March 19, 9:30 a.m. Mr. Loosley spent his entire life in Oregon, being educated in Willamette valley schools. He came to southern Oregon at the age of ten with his parents, and they settled at Fort Klamath.

He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Culbertson at Fort Klamath, Oregon, in November, 1885. Five children were born to this union: one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Hartley, Merrill, Oregon; four sons, Forester W., and Claude F. Loosley, of Pittville, Calif., Raymond S. Loosley, Forth Klamath, and Merle J. Loosley, Malin, Oregon. Fourteen grandchildren also survive as do two sisters, Mrs. Mary Smart, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Fannie Bunch, Chiloquin, Oregon; six brothers, George W. Loosley, Ashland, Oregon; Phillip S. Loosley, Medford; B.F. Loosley, Chemault, Ore.; Marion F. Loosley, Long Beach, Calif.; Milan A. Loosley, Berkeley, Calif., and H.B. Loosley of Malin, Oregon.

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Fort Klamath Pioneer Dies

With the death of Mary Isabelle Loosley, 82, widow of the late John Frederick Loosley, Fort Klamath pioneer, at a Medford hospital at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, January 2, the Klamath county lost another of its beloved matrons and early day residents.

Mrs. Loosley left three weeks ago for Central Point to spend the holidays with her brother, James Culbertson. Details of her illness were not learned here. Ward’s will announce final rites Saturday.

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Golden Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hartley

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hartley, of Roseville, will hold open house at their home from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, in celebration of their golden wedding anniversary. Mrs. Hartley is the former Julia Armstrong, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Armstrong of Roseville. She and Mr. Hartley, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hartley of Crooksville, were married October 17, 1921, in Zanesville. Mr. Hartley is semi-retired from Robinson-Ransbottom Pottery. For many years he has been associated with the Roseville Fire Department. The couple has four children, Mrs. Richard (Mildred) Lucas, Mrs. Vern (Bonnie) King and Mrs. Jack (Maxine) Shields, all of Roseville and Arthur Hartley of 2154 Norwood boulevard. There are eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Source: Zanesville Times-Recorder, October 10, 1971.

John Armstrong

John Armstrong, 36, a former resident of this city, died Monday at St. Vincent’s hospital in Toledo following a lingering illness, according to word received by relatives in this city. Mr. Armstrong was born and reared at Roseville and for a time was employed in potteries there. He later moved to Zanesville and for 14 years was employed with the Weller Auto Parts company. About two years ago he moved to Winchester, Ind., transferring to Toledo six months ago. Surviving are two brothers, Joe Armstrong of Seborn avenue, this city, and A.B. Armstrong of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Hartley and Mrs. Clara Lacy, both of Roseville; his wife, Lucille; and two sons, Jack and James. Funeral services and burial will take place at Winchester, Ind., Thursday.

Source: Zanesville Times-Recorder, May 27, 1936.

Small Town News—Zanesville Signal & Zanesville Times Recorder

Mrs. John Bell of Dayton will arrive soon to spend one month visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Yocum of 1022 Sunset avenue. (Zanesville Signal, December 8, 1945)

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Drumm of 124 Hamline avenue have received word that their son, Virgil Drumm, technician 5-g, has arrived safely in England. (Zanesville Signal, December 28, 1943)

OFF TO FLORIDA: Mrs. Fuller V. Welsh, Mrs. Wilbur Mendenall, Mrs. Mayme Starch [sic] Flesher and her mother, Mrs. Ashville [sic] Search, and Mrs. Byron Vandenbark will leave this morning for Miami, Fla., where they will spend several weeks. (Zanesville Times-Recorder, February 7, 1931)

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Hanson of Junction City are spending a few days with friends here. (Zanesville Signal, October 4, 1926)

Robert Christy, 19, Richard Christy, 12, and Mary Frances Christy, 17, all children of Charles Christy, 230 Orchard street, are suffering from scarlet fever, as is Zane Hanson, 9, son of Virgil Hanson, Shawnee. (Zanesville Signal, November 5, 1934)

This Misses Mildred and Bonnie Hartley entertained members of the Standard Bearer Missionary society of the M.E. church at their home on Washington street Wednesday evening with 20 members present. Refreshments were served and a social hour enjoyed. (Zanesville Times-Recorder, April 7, 1939)

Roseville: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lacy and family have moved into the H.H. Guy property, Terrace, formerly occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Lester Lewis and family. (Zanesville Times-Recorder, December 4, 1928)

Charles Lacy was honored with a party at his home in Roseville on the occasion of his 80th birthday anniversary Jan. 19. Nearly 30 persons were present. (Zanesville Times-Recorder, January 19, 1972)

W.D. Murphy, Jr., of Martin road, and brother, John Murphy of Columbus, are on a hunting trip in Michigan. They were joined there by their cousins, Harry Metcalfe and Kirk Rorick, and their uncle Cosper Rorick. (Zanesville Signal, October 9, 1938)

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Pickerall [sic] and their son Ronald of Chicago, Ill., are spending the holidays with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clem Reed of Lake Drive, and Mr. and Mrs. William Search of Moxahala avenue. (Zanesville Times-Recorder, December 25, 1925)

Mrs. Augustus Printz who has been seriously ill at her home here [Crooksville] is reported somewhat improved. (Zanesville Times-Recorder, April 2, 1930)

Young Matron Dies Tuesday

Mrs. Edith Elliott, wife of Arthur Elliott of 1220 Maysville avenue, died in Bethesda hospital at 2 a.m. Tuesday, following a brief illness from childbirth. The child died and was buried Monday at Duncan Falls. The body was taken to the Peoples Undertaking parlors and late Tuesday afternoon was removed to the home. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the home. Burial in Duncan Falls cemetery. Surviving Mrs. Elliott are her husband, of the home; her father, Joseph Armstrong of Roseville, and the following brothers and sisters: Joseph Armstrong, Jr. of Huntington, W.Va.; John Armstrong, city; A.B. Armstrong of Columbus and Mrs. Carl Hartle [sic] and Mrs. Charles Lacey [sic] of Roseville. She was a member of the Roseville M.E. church and the Order of Eastern Star.

Source: Zanesville Times-Recorder, December 2, 1925.

Joseph Armstrong

Joseph Armstrong, 65, well known potter of Roseville, died in Bethesda hospital at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday after an illness from a complication of diseases. He had been receiving treatment at the hospital for the past eight weeks. Armstrong was a valued employee of the Ramsbottom Pottery. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and is survived by five children: Ralph Armstrong, Columbus, former clerk in the recorder’s office at New Lexington; John of Zanesville; Joseph, Jr. of the west; Mrs. Paul Hartley of the home; and Mrs. Charles Lacey [sic] of Roseville. The body was taken to the Cannon & Cannon Undertaking parlors at Roseville and will be returned to the home this afternoon. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon, the hours not being announced. Burial in the Roseville cemetery. The Masonic lodge may have charge of the funeral.

Source: Zanesville Times-Recorder, February 11, 1926.

Alfred B. Armstrong

Alfred B. Armstrong, 75, of Columbus, former resident of Roseville, died unexpectedly Tuesday at his home following a heart attack. Mr. Armstrong was a retired federal employee and had resided in Columbus for 40 years. He was born at Roseville, a son of Joseph and Leota Search Armstrong. Mr. Armstrong was a veteran of World War II and a member of Broad Street Christian Church at Columbus, Crooksville Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Aladdin Temple and Grotto of Columbus and Knights Templar at New Lexington. He was active in work of Aladdin Shrine and was a member of the Shrine Band. Surviving are his widow, Nellie; a daughter, Mrs. Romanna Bertram of Indianapolis; a son Thomas, of Columbus; a brother, Joseph of Huntington, W.Va.; a sister, Mrs. Julia Hartley; one grandchild and four great-grandchildren. The body is at Evans Funeral Home at Columbus where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with Rev. Floyd Faust officiating. Burial will be in Crooksville Cemetery.

Source:  Zanesville Times-Recorder, October 17, 1963.

Educational Accomplishments

Miss Mildred Hartley is attending Meredith Business College.  (Zanesville Times Recorder, September 20, 1940)

Roberta Hanson, 18-year old Shawnee high school senior….tied for first place among the girls in the state high school general scholarship contest held last month. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Hanson. Her ambition is to become a physician, and she plans to enter Ohio State university this fall. (Zanesville Signal, April 14, 1946)

Joyce Francis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Francis, recently graduated from Grace Hospital School of Nursing Detroit. She is now employed at Grace Hospital. (Lake Orion Review, March 18, 1949)

Evelyn Dilts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Dilts, 1212 Lincoln Way, was awarded a scholarship bracelet for having the highest grade point of all Phi Beta Phi pledges. (Ames Daily Tribune, April 28, 1954)

Kevin Henning, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Henning of Roseville Route 1, placed second in the Optimist Zone 5 Oratorical Contest held at Columbus Monday night. Henning, 14, represented the Zanesville Optimist Club. He is a ninth grade pupil at Roseville High School. Richard Nadelin, speech teacher at Roseville High School, coached Henning. (Zanesville Times Recorder, April 17, 1970)