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.

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Monica Burns & Carey Loosley

A pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Burns, 548 Frederick street, Tuesday evening, November 25, at 8 o’clock, when their youngest daughter, Monica Dorothy, was married to Carey Verne Loosley. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father Gregory, of the Sacred Heart Church. Mr. and Mrs. Loosley will pass their honeymoon in Southern California. On their return they will be at home to friends at Fort Klamath.

Source: Portland Oregonian, November 29, 1913.

Marriage Licenses

WEDDING LICENSE APPLIED FOR: Ricky S. Bishop, 20, technician, Rt. 1, to Jo Ann Lawrence, 21, nurse, 53 E. Stevens St. (Newark Advocate, June 3, 1971)

MARRIAGE LICENSE:  Harry DePugh, 21, shipper, Columbus, and Alberta Motley, 21, Summit Station.  (Newark Advocate, February 14, 1934)

Marriage license was issued yesterday to John S. Deweese of Boise and Miss Alice M. Richardson of Moore Creek.  (Idaho Statesman, January 7, 1899)

The county clerk’s office yesterday issued a marriage license to Edward Morris and Mary M. Sanders, both of Boise.  License was also issued to Otto Downard and Sarah Berkley, giving Boise as their address.  (Idaho Statesman, November 4, 1906)

MARRIAGE LICENSE: Asa J. Durant and Miss Wilma M. Ballinger were yesterday granted a license to wed.  Both are residents of Boise.  (Idaho Statesman, November 8, 1902)

MARRIAGE LICENSES: Edward M. Loosley, 22, and Blanche L. Bounty, 23, both of Beckwith.  (Nevada State Journal, September 24, 1922)

Marriage licenses were issued yesterday to the following:  Daniel H. Freeman, 21, Reno, and Agnes Marshall, 21, Reno; Harold A. Loosley, 21, Beckwith, Cal., and Glenna M. Scalf, 18, Portala, Cal. (Nevada State Journal, May 21, 1915)

MARRIAGE LICENSE:  Delbert E. Mason, 23, lineman, Newark, and Helen B. McIntosh, 19, Newark. Rev. F.E. Halloway to officiate.  (Newark Advocate, August 3, 1914)

The following marriage licenses have been issued;  Jacob Louis Sweeney to Lucy Rorick, August Goss to Mary J. McMaken, Oscar Briggs to Mary J. Sains, Henry Prang to Miena Muhlenbruck.  (Fort Wayne Sentinel, April 6, 1872)

More Small Town News from Various Points

Portola, Calif., March 3 — Miss Barbara Loosley and Miss Lola Loosley, who have been residing with their grandmother, Mrs. H.C. Weir, have returned to their home in Beckwourth. (Nevada State Journal, March 4, 1933)

F.M. Loosley, a former merchant of Beckwith but now in the mercantile business in Valley Ford, is here visiting his son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Loosley. He is exhibiting a bruised lip when he received when his car was forced off the road. His car did not turn over but was wrecked badly enough to be put in the workshop. (Reno Evening Gazette, July 18, 1931)

Robert Mackrell, of Huntington, Indiana, stopped off here Wednesday afternoon to visit friends, being en route to Cleveland. He was accompanied as far as Ashland by J.K. Meachem. (Marion Daily Star, May 28, 1914)

Theo. Mackrell, Erie train despatcher at Newburgh, and daughter, Eva, spent Sunday at H.K. Wood’s. (Middletown Daily Times, February 1, 1894)

FIRE ENDANGERS BARNS: Fire from embers from burning brush carried to straw stacks, but for the assistance of neighbors, would have completely destroyed the large barns on the Porritt Farm, Seymour Lake, Friday the 6th. The water tanks for cattle and a large cistern provided sufficient water. (Clarkston Community News, May 21, 1921)

Mrs. Allen Price, of Penn Yan, was a week-end guest of her father, W.W. Hutchinson, and sister, Miss Dorothy Hutchinson. (Wellsboro Agitator, May 30, 1928)

The many friends of Clifford Rochelle, of Fifth and Heaton streets, will be sorry to learn that he is confined to Ft. Hamilton hospital for treatment. Mr. Rochelle has recently returned from the Good Samaritan hospital, Cincinnati, where he also underwent treatment. (Hamilton Evening Journal, August 21, 1931)

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rochelle, Mrs. Ida Rochelle, Mrs. Chas. Stegel [sic], and son, George, left yesterday by motor to visit friends and relatives in Sandusky and Columbus. (Hamilton Daily News, August 29, 1924)

Mrs. Theodore C. Search of Maryville, Mo., is here for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Werre. (Edwardsville Intelligencer, July 27, 1927)

Miss Minnie Spearin of the Grindstone City school is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Jas. Baldwin. (Bad Axe Democrat, December 30, 1887)

ONE YEAR AGO: The historic Bailey House, near Pilot Hill, has been sold by John B. Wagner to Clarence Steves, formerly of Orange County. (Placerville Mountain Democrat, July 31, 1947)

Mr. and Mrs. Estell Sullivan, of Fayette, former students at Ohio University, were weekend guests of Mrs. Sullivan’s aunt and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. I.D. Quick, Columbia Ave., and Mrs. Sullivan’s brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Acomb and son John III, Highland Ave. Mr. Acomb was a member of the graduating class at Ohio University Sunday. (Athens Messenger, June 9, 1953)

J.P. Sutton accompanied to Orion the remains of his brother whose death occurred last Sunday night at the residence of his sister Mrs. J.W. Linderman. (Northern Tribune, January 6, 1883)

Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Walling, parents of Mrs. Richard Jones, who have made their home in Silverton for several years, are now occupying a trailer house near their daughter, and family. (Dayton Tribune, September 23, 1971)

Miss Mildred Werre, who attends McKendree at Lebanon, is spending the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Werre. (Edwardsville Intelligencer, February 9, 1924)

Dr. and Mrs. Charles Wilkin, of Jeffersonville, Dr. and Mrs. Osmer J. Wilkin and daughter, of Newburgh, Mr. and Mrs. Karle Heinle, of Warwick, Mrs. Louise Van Kan and Miss Harriet Wilkin, of New York, were Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Heinle. (Kingston Daily Freeman, November 3, 1939)

Lawrence Willson, of Bowdoin College, Maine, is visiting his parents Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Willson over Christmas (Wantage Recorder, December 28, 1917)

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.

Nancy Brown Loosley

Mrs. Phillip Loosley, died at her home December 5 at 1:30 p.m. Interment took place December 6 at 12 p.m. A short funeral service being conducted at the grave by Rev. W.B. Calame. Mrs. Loosley was born June 6, 1866 being aged at the time of her death 35 years 6 months and 2 days. She was married to Phillip Loosley, October 31, 1887. Five children were born to them; Earl T. oldest being 13 years, Ada 11, Nellie 9, Horace 6 and Mary 2. Mrs. Loosley had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for a number of years her membership being in the Fort Klamath church at the time of her death. The many friends of the family extend to the bereaved husband and children their sympathy at this time of sorrow.

Source: Klamath Republican, December 12, 1901.

Death of John Loosley

It is reported that John Loosley an old settler and highly respected resident of this county died at his home in Fort Klamath last Saturday of heart trouble with which he has been a long sufferer. He came to Klamath county from McMinnville, Ore. in 1872. He leaves a wife and seven sons and three daughters. The sons are George, Fred, Phillip, Bird, Marion and Ben of Fort Klamath, Milan Loosley who is in Alaska, and the daughters, Mrs. John Smart, Mrs. Oscar Bunch of Fort Klamath, Mrs. George Nutley of Tacoma, Wash. The funeral took place Sunday.

Source: Klamath Republican, November 29,1900

 

Will and Probate Documents for Jerome B. Walling

 

In the Name of the Benevolent Father of all, I, Jerome B. Walling of Boise City, County of Ada, State of Idaho, being of sound and disposing mind do publish and hereby declare this my last Will and Testament as follows:

First: I direct that my funeral be held with proper regard to my station in life and the circumstances of my estate.

Second: I direct that executor hereinafter named, as soon as there shall be sufficient funds in his hands, shall pay the funeral expenses and the expenses of my last sickness.

Third: I give and bequeath to my grand-daughter, Getrude Walling Scott, daughter of my son, Inman, deceased, the sum of five hundred ($500) dollars which shall be taken and delivered in full from her full share; and that of any children of said Inman Walling.

Fourth: I direct that, as the children of my daughter, Mary Walling Jackson, deceased, have been provided for in my lifetime, it is my will that nothing be given to said children or the heirs of said Mary Walling Jackson.

Fifth: I give and bequeath to Lucy Walling Loosley, my daughter, the bed and bedding now used by me in the house of my son Enos where I now reside.

Sixth: I hereby declared [sic] the following amounts to be deemed advancements to the several persons hereinafter named, being my sons and daughters, which sums I have advanced to said persons, at various times; and that no other sums whatsoever are to be taken or deemed as advancements unless the same shall be given in advance by me to them or either of [illegible] after the date of this will; and said sums shall be taken and deemed in full settlement of all claims of mine or my estate against said persons up to the date of this will, to wit: My son Jeptha, two hundred and twenty-five ($225) dollars; my daughter Rosalie Walling Gile, three hundred ($300) dollars; my daughter, Caroline Walling Mullany, one hundred ($100) dollars; my son, Nelson Walling, seven ($700) hundred dollars; My son, Enos C. Walling, one thousand ($1000) dollars, and said sums shall not bear interest or any interest to be added thereto.

Seventh: It is my will and I so direct that after the payment of my just debts, expenses of administration, and the payment of the above bequest of five hundred ($500) dollars that the rest, residue, and remainder of all my estate both real, personal, and mixed of every name and nature whatsoever including for the purposes of computation the amounts herein declared to be advancements and any hereafter made, shall be divided into eight (8) equal shares, one of which shares, after deducting from the amount thereof the sum charged against each as advancements, I give and bequeath to each of my sons and daughters now being to wit Jeptha, Lucy Loosley, Rosalie Gile, Caroline Mullany, Jerome, Nelson, and Enos, and the remaining one-eighth share I give and bequeath to my hereinafter named executor in trust for my son Fletcher.

Eighth: I direct that my hereinafter named executor shall represent my son Fletcher in all matters that may arise out of the settlement of my estate and the portion hereby bequeathed to my said son and that he shall retain the care, control, and custody of the said share by notice of this my will until my said son Fletcher shall become capable of the management of his own person and estate without the need of a guardian or committee or until his death; and my executor is hereby authorized and empowered to reduced said portion to money and invest the same in any manner he may deem for the best interest of my said son and his share of my estate. Should my son become capable of the management of his own estate and person, then it is my will and I direct that my executor shall on due proofs of the same at once turn over and pay to my said son Fletcher the portion of my estate herein bequeathed to him; and should my said son Fletcher died before becoming capable of the management of his own person and estate or before his portion has been turned over and paid to him, then it is my will and I direct that my said executor shall divide the said portion herein bequeathed to my said son Fletcher between my seven sons and daughters now living and named in paragraph seven herein, share and share alike.

Ninth: It is my will and I direct that my executor shall continue to administer my estate until the debts due to me or to my estate shall become due according to the terms thereof unless sooner paid; and that until the portion of my estate herein bequeathed to my executor in trust for my said son Fletcher has been distributed as herein before provided; unless my said executor should deem it to be for the best interest of my estate that the sums be sooner settle, and in apportioning the respective shares herein bequeathed except for the specific bequest of five hundred ($500) dollars, my executor may reduce all of the estate to money and make divisions of same; or he may make partitions of the real estate and personal property without so reducing them to money as he may deem best.

Tenth: I hereby nominate and appoint Harry C. Nyman of Boise City, Ada County and State of Idaho, the executor of this my last will and testament and hereby I do revoke all and any former wills by me at any time made.

In witness whereof I have [illegible] to set my hand and seal this 21st day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eighteen hundred and ninety three.

Jerome B. Walling

[Witnessed] David D.W. Edwards, Residence, Fort Springs Avenue, Boise City, Idaho
[Witnessed] Lewis L. Bonners, Residence, Cor. 10th and Idaho Sts., Boise City, Idaho

Source:  Ada County Probate File B-398.

Death of J.B. Walling

He Passes Away Peacefully at His Home on the Avenue

WAS ILL FOR SEVEN YEARS

Large Number of Descendants — Funeral to Occur This Afternoon

Jerome B. Walling died yesterday morning at his residence on the Hot Springs road after a lingering illness of nearly seven years. For the past few months he had been gradually declining but up to the last was conscious and died peacefully.

Mr. Walling was born in New York state August 24, 1809. At the age of nine years, his parents moved to Meigs county, O., and in 1825 a further removal was made to Fulton county, Ill. Mr. Walling was there when the Black Hawk war broke out and served through it at the command of Captain Maxwell. At the close of the war he married Miss Sarah Leaverton of Fulton county, Ill., March 4th, 1829. She died April 2, 1890.

[In] 1837 Mr. and Mrs. Walling moved to Iowa and in 1848 they came to Yamhill county, Or. Mr. Walling served as a member of the state legislature in 1850 and in 1851 was elected county commissioner of Yamhill county, which office he held for four years. In 1864 he moved to the Boise valley and was so much pleased with the outlook that he resided here ever since.

Mr. Walling will ever be remembered with gratefulness by the people of Boise for the construction of the Walling ditch. He first took out water from the river some two miles above the present Walling place for the purpose of irrigating his own land. A company was soon formed by which the ditch was brought into town. Water for the shade trees of the city was furnished from the ditch free of charge for 20 years. Mr. Walling secured control of four-fifths of the ditch and E.J. Curtis the other fifth. Some 12 years ago Joseph Perrault bought the Walling interest and R.Z. Johnson owns the Curtis share.

Mr. Walling was the father of 16 children, eight of whom survive him. He had 75 grandchildren and a goodly number of great-grandchildren. The living children are as follows: Mrs. Lucy Loosley, Fort Klamath, Or.: Jeptha Walling, Tillamook, Or.: Fletcher Walling, Salem, Or.: Nelson Walling, Portland, Or.: Jerome Walling, California: Mrs. Clara Mullaney, Glenns Ferry: Mrs. Rosalie Gile, Highland Valley, Idaho: Enos C. Walling, Boise.

Mr. Walling was a member of the Masonic order, the only fraternal order he ever joined. He was a mason for 60 years. He showed good judgment and economy in his business transactions and always held the respect and confidence of his fellow citizens.

The funeral will take place at the family residence at 5 o’clock this afternoon. All friends of the deceased are invited to attend. Rev. J.B. Weber will conduct the services.

Source: The Idaho Daily Statesman, July 30, 1897.

George Walling Loosley

Various business interests and activities have claimed the attention of George W. Loosley, whose efforts have not only been a source of individual profit but also an element in public progress and prosperity. He now makes his home on a ranch on the west bank of Wood river, three miles south of Fort Klamath, and has converted the place from a tract of wild land into a well developed farm. He was born at Champoeg, Clackamas county, Oregon, August 16, 1856, a son of John and Lucy (Walling) Loosley. The father was born in Oxford, England, February 8, 1824, and the mother in Muscatine, Iowa, January 22, 1834. The father served an apprenticeship at the miller’s trade and when twenty-one years of age crossed the Atlantic to New York, whence he made his way to Chicago. There he operated a mill for a year and in 1852 made his way to the Gold Mines of California. He followed mining near Yreka and also in Jackson county, Oregon, and he operated the first gristmill at Albany, Oregon. He was married there and later when to Champoeg, where he conducted a gristmill for Major McLaughlin. Subsequently, he removed to the Grande Ronde Indian reservation in Yamhill county, where he was in the employ of the government under General John F. Miller for about three years. He next went to McMinnville, where he operated a gristmill for several years, but he lost all that he had in the milling business about 1870. He was also in ill health and he had a family of seven children to support. Conditions looked very dark and discouraging but in 1871 he made his way to Klamath Agency, secured a tract of government land and filed on his homestead, settling in the Wood River valley before the survey was made. The remainder of his life was here passed, his death occurring November 8, 1900. He engaged in the cattle business here, starting with sixty head, and he was the first to demonstrate the fact that cattle could remain in the valley through the winter, the other settlers telling him that there was too much snow. Mr. Loosley, however, cut hay and fed his stock and his care of them enabled them to withstand the hard winter. He owned three hundred and twenty acres of land and hard from three hundred to four hundred head of cattle on the range, for the whole country was open then. During the first two years of his residence in this part of the state he was employed at the Indian agency, at which time his nearest neighbors were at Klamath Falls, forty miles away, with some soldiers at the fort. He was largely instrumental in having this valley settled by homeseekers and he contributed in large measure to the early improvement and progress in this part of the state. His wife survived him and passed away in the Wood River valley May 28, 1912. She was a daughter of Jerome B. and Sarah Walling, natives of the middle west, who in 1847 crossed the plains to the Willamette valley and settled on the present site of Amity, in Yamhill county, where they secured a donation claim. In 1864 Mr. Walling removed to Boise Idaho, where he secured land and put in the first irrigation system and also planted the first orchard of that district. He prospered in his undertakings and had a goodly competency to leave to his large family at this death.

George W. Loosley was the second in order of birth in a family of eleven children, the other being: Nancy, the deceased wife of Jacob Moyer; Mary, the wife of John H. Smart, of Wood River valley; J.F., also living in this valley; Rose, the wife of George L. Nutley, of Tacoma, Washington; Bird, of Klamath Falls; Philip Sheridan, living at Tolo, Oregon; Marion, of Wood River valley; Fannie, the wife of Oscar Bunch of Fort Klamath; Milan A., of the Philippine Islands, in the signal service department of the government; and Benjamin, who is postmaster at Fort Klamath.

George W. Loosley remained at home with his parents until twenty-four years of age. He was married May 2, 1880, to Emma Anderson, who was born at Brownsville, Oregon, December 8, 1858, a daughter of the Rev. Marion and Malissa (Arnold) Anderson, who were born, reared and married in the middle west, and in 1851 settled in the Rogue River valley of Oregon, whence they later removed to the Willamette valley. The father was a lifelong clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal church. His wife died in January, and he in April of 1861, when they were residing near Ashland, Oregon.

In 1882 Mr. Loosley built and operated the first steamboat on the Upper Klamath lake. It was a screw-propeller, called the General Howard. He afterward built the City Klamath, a stern wheel boat but in 1887 he disposed of his steamboat interest and has since concentrated his energies upon ranching. He owns thirteen hundred acres in Wood River valley in three ranches. His own home is pleasantly situated three miles south of Fort Klamath, on the west bank of Wood river, and through his efforts the place has been transformed from a tract of wild land into a highly improved property. He has every acre under ditch and owns the water supply. The fencing, ditching and irrigating have all been done by him and he also erected good buildings upon his place, which is devoted to the raising of cattle. In 1895 he assisted in establishing the first creamery in Wood River valley at Fort Klamath and for a year after acted as manager, after which the business was sold to his brother John F. Loosley, who still conducts it. George W. Loosley also spent two years in the butchering business at Ashland, from 1908 until 1910, as a member of the Neil-Loosley Company. They owned three markets, bought and sold cattle and carried on an extensive business, their sales in the retail department amounting to sixty thousand dollars annually.

Unto Mr. and Mrs. Loosley have been born four children. Earl was born June 28, 1881, and died January 3, 1882. Edward K., who was born March 4, 1883, is the owner of fruit ranch at Beswick, California. He married Bessie Butler and has one child, George. Carey V., born June 13, 1885, is at home. Clara M. is the wife of Fred R. Neil, a stockman on the Wood River valley, and they have two children: Joe, born March 11, 1907; and Frederick, born May 13, 1910. Edward Loosley spent one year at the State University and is a graduate of the Armstrong Business College. Carey spent three and a half years at the State University and is now superintendent of the Abner Weed ranch of twenty-two thousand acres in Wood River valley. Clara pursued a normal course at Ashland.

In his political views Mr. Loosley is a republican, having always supported the party, as did his father before him. His father voted to make Oregon a free state when the question of slavery was before the people. Fraternally, Mr. Loosley is connected with Ashland Lodge, No. 112, F. & A. M., and his wife is a member of the Eastern Star. They also hold membership in the Episcopal church and are interested in all that pertains to the material, intellectual, political and moral advancement of the district.

Source: The Centennial History of Oregon 1811-1912. Volume IV. 1912. Chicago: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company.