Brother of Klamath Man Retires From Army After Experience of Thirty Years in the Service

Stringing wires around the world—from the snows of Alaska to the balmy tropics of the equator—is the unique army experience of Master Sergeant M.A. Loosley, signal corps, who has just retired after 30 years in the army.

Sergeant Loosley is a brother of F.M. Loosley, owner of White Pelican Iron Works of this city and has a number of friends in Klamath County. Sergeant Loosley was attached to the Presidio, San Francisco, when he was honorably retired on July 11th.

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Area Soldier Hurt In Fall

FORT KLAMATH—Mrs. Raymond S. Loosley has received word of severe injuries sustained by her son, S.Sgt. Wilfred Loosley, as a result of a fall from an airplane on which he was working in Japan. According to information available, Loosley will be hospitalized for four months. His injuries include a broken elbow and broken leg.

Earlier this year Sergeant Loosley, with his wife and two children, was transferred from McChord Air Force Base at Tacoma to his present location with the Air Force. He is a native of Fort Klamath, the son of the late Raymond Stewart Loosley.

Source: Klamath Falls Herald and News, July 5, 1960.

Martha Joan Loosley Is Fall Bride Of Robert E. Driesner On Oct. 5 In Fort Klamath Methodist Church

FORT KLAMATH – The Fort Klamath Community Methodist Church was the setting for a large fall wedding at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 5, when Martha Joan Loosley became the bride of Robert E. Driesner. She is the daughter of Mrs. Raymond S. Loosley and the late Raymond S. Loosley of Fort Klamath, and the bridegroom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Edward Driesner of Milwaukie, Oregon.

The impressive double-ring candlelight service was read by the Rev. Herbert Butt, pastor of Hillcrest Church, Portland, before a background of chrysanthemums, acorns and wheat in vivid autumn colors. Pews were marked with wide white satin ribbon combined with small bouquets of chrysanthemums, acorns and wheat in the prevailing floral church décor.

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Funeral rites held for ‘Angel of Yountville’

Mrs. Olga Adrienne Loosley, who devoted her life to loving people and serving humanity as was known at the California Veteran’s Home, Napa county, as the “Angel of Yountville,” has died.

Mrs. Loosley succumbed Saturday, April 5, at Pacific Presbyterian Hospital in San Francisco, suffering from cancer and a bad heart condition.

A 50-year resident of Sebastopol, Mrs. Loosley dedicated years of service to the American Legion and was a member of the Sebastopol branch of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

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Harry R. Loosley Dead at 70

SEBASTOPOL – Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Analy Funeral Chapel for Harry R. Loosley, 70, who died yesterday at his home at 757 Litchfield ave. after apparently suffering a heart attack.

A native of Nevada, Mr. Loosley lived in Sebastopol for 36 years. He was a retired maintenance custodian at the Veterans Memorial Building. Mr. Loosley served in the Army in World War I and was active in the American Legion.

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Saturday Rites For Marion Loosley

Marion F. Loosley passed away in Ukiah Wednesday, May 5, at the home of his son Louie. He was 83 years of age, and while not in the best of his health, his death was unexpected. He was a native of McMinnville, Oregon, and had been a resident of California for 40 years. He was a 50-year member of Durant Lodge, F. & A.M. of Berkeley.

Funeral services from the Eversole Mortuary will be held Saturday afternoon, May 8, at 2 o’clock, with officers of Abel Lodge, F. & A.M. in charge. Interment will be in Sebastopol at 4:30 the same day.

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Death Caused by Infected Milk

Gerald Loosley Neil the infant son of Fred R. Neil of Montague, California, died at about 12 o’clock Tuesday night after an extended illness. It is thought the cause of the little one’s death was due to drinking infected milk, as other members of the family were made sick, but recovered. The baby was 17 months old and was the youngest of a family of three children.

Funeral services took place yesterday afternoon from the Episcopal church, conducted by Rev. P.K. Hammond, and interment was made in the Ashland cemetery.

Source: Ashland Tidings, September 12, 1918.

Harold A. Loosley, Retired Merchant, Succumbs at 71

Final rites for Harold Arthur Loosley, longtime resident of Plumas County, were held at the Taylorsville Methodist Church this week, with Rev. John L. Robie officiating.

Masonic graveside services were conducted in Whispering Pines Cemetery in Beckwourth by F&AM Lodge No. 234.

He was born in Purdy, Nev. and died suddenly, at Taylorsville Sept. 5 in Taylorsville [sic] of his third heart attack.  He was 71.

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F. Loosley Lives In Same House In Three Counties

FORT KLAMATH, June 1. (Special)—Having been a resident of Wood River valley for over 50 years, during which time he has been a citizen in three different counties while living in the same house, has been the experience of Fred Loosley, a prominent rancher of this district.

Mr. Loosley came to the Klamath valley in 1870 with his father, John Loosley, who was employed in the Indian service. At the time Old Fort Klamath was still in its heyday of soldier life. With the officers, ladies and enlisted men present, the garrison was the center of trade and social activities.

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After Long Absence Pioneer Publisher Visits Old Scenes

There are few familiar faces and fewer recognizable places to greet one who has not been in Klamath since 1900, in the opinion of Milan C. Loosley, who is today a stranger in his old home town.

Twenty-six years ago Loosley was associated with William Bowdoin as publisher of the Klamath Republican, a weekly newspaper that kept this city and county in touch with the news of the day. A gas station now occupies the corner of Main street where the little one-roomed office of the newspaper used to stand, and few people now living here remember the paper itself. Mr. Loosley left Klamath to join the army as a member, and of the signal corp [sic] carried the colors of his country in three campaigns. He is now retired from active service, and is, instead, employed with the civil service department of the United States engineers, making his home in Berkeley, Calif.

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