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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Drives In 2000 Sheep

Mr. and Mrs. C.V. Loosley and children and Mr. and Mrs. Lawton are visiting at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. George Loosley on Oak street. C.V. Loosley arrived Thursday from Fort Klamath, driving over 2000 head of sheep. He reports a heavy storm interfering with the progress of the sheep, which were brought over the Dead Indian road. There were eight inches of snow at the summit. The trip took six days.

Source: Ashland Weekly Tidings, November 15, 1922.

Bunch Funeral Held Monday

FORT KLAMATH—Funeral services for Mrs. Fanny Bunch, 84, were conducted Monday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. in O’Hair’s Memorial Chapel, Klamath Falls.

Mrs. Bunch died in Klamath Falls Saturday following an illness of several years. She was a pioneer of the Wood River Valley. Her parents were John and Lucy Loosley. She was born at the Loosley homestead south of Fort Klamath Jan. 17, 1876. Ten other children in the family preceded her in death.

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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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E.K. Loosley Killed In Auto Accident

Edward Kenneth Loosley, 65, well known Fort Klamath resident and at one time a Klamath Falls building inspector, was killed instantly Sunday night on Pacific highway, south, near Grants Pass.

Loosley’s body was struck and hurtled 20 feet by a second car driven after a machine driven by Charles G. Brent of Roseburg hit him as he alighted from an automobile driven by Homer Mustard of Klamath Falls. Loosley was crossing the highway to an auto court, according to investigating state police, when he was hit by Brent.

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