Untitled (John Frederick Loosley)

J.F. Loosley, the Ft. Klamath creamery man, came to Medford last week with 1500 pounds of butter from his creamery. The butter was placed in cold storage at the Medford Ice plant, since which time Mr. Loosley has been engaged in working it into rolls and shipping it to San Francisco. The gentleman states his creamery had made this season about 9000 pounds of butter, and aside from this head has made four or five tons of cheese. All of these two products, he states, he finds a ready sale for in the larger cities of the coast, principally San Francisco. The season for operation at the creamery commences April 1st and closes December 1st. During the season just past an average of 250 cows have supplied the milk for the creamery. At times the number has reached 300 but the average is not far from 250. This is Mr. Loosley’s first visit to Medford but having read the many pleasant words spoken for our town in the columns of The Mail during the past year, he, like many others, decided to “try it one whirl for luck.” He will load back with merchandise of a varied nature—and we are satisfied that his first visit will not be his last. He is a gentleman always keen for bargains and he will not lose sight of the treatment extended him by Medford merchants. His success in operating the Ft. Klamath creamer proves him a gentleman of sterling ability—while his judgement was not at fault when he headed his team Medford way.

Source: Medford Mail, September 25, 1896.


Couple Are Married At Reno

Portola Postmistress Becomes Bride of Harold Loosley of Beckwith.

PORTOLA, May 26.—Leaving here by automobile Friday, Harold Loosley, of Beckwith, and Miss Glenna Scarf [sic], of Portola, journeyed to Reno where they were married. They were accompanied by J.E. Sorracco and Miss Clara Firmstone. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W.K Howe.

Loosely is the son of a well known merchant and garage owner of Beckwith, and is now in business for himself. His bride was formerly assistant postmistress at Portola.

Source: Plumas National-Bulletin, May 26, 1921.

Crater Lake Road

Phil Loosley, who recently returned from Crater Lake, tells that all kind of things are doing up that way. Chief among the good things are the road improvements which Mr. Hodson, the Medford auto man, is putting on the road leading to the lake. The rocks are being removed, chuck holes filled and the high places in the road leveled to be out of the reach of automobiles. He is also building a bridge across Union creek.

Source: Medford Mail, July 30, 1909.

Short News Items from 1917

Edward Loosley is over from Montague for a few days, visiting G.W. Loosley and other relatives and friends.  He is connected with the Loosley-Lwinnell company over in northern California and says all kinds of prosperity exists over there.  (Ashland Daily Tidings, January 4, 1917)

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Walling, of Portland, are visiting their daughter, Mrs. Leonard Hallinan, this week.  They expect to go to their summer home at Rockaway Beach about May 1st.  They have cottages and tents to rent and will go down to have them ready for their summer grade.  (Oregon City Enterprise, April 27, 1917)

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Short News Items from 1905

Last week Thursday Wm. Van Horn and wife, of Wells, visited their grandparents Amzy Clay and wife, several days last week. (Tuscola County Advertiser, April 7, 1905)

Misses Lucy and Cora Margarum, of Stockholm, spent last Saturday and Sunday with the Misses Coursen of Oak Ridge. (Dover Iron Era, April 7, 1905)

M.A. Redding and family left Thursday evening for Berkeley where they will make their home. Mr. Redding has leased him home on Kaweah street to F.J. Steele who is now occupying the place. (Hanford Kings County Sentinel, April 13, 1905)

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Short News Items from 1904

J.L. Shanger [sic] was off duty Wednesday.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 23, 1904)

John L. Gallup of Lakeside made us a pleasant call Tuesday.  Mr. Gallup had a partial stroke of paralysis some time ago and was in the hospital here several weeks.  He is only able to get about with difficulty now but we hope his infirmity will leave him soon.  (Huron Journal-World, January 21, 1904)

Mrs. M.J. Rorick departed this morning for Moline where she will enter a Sanitarium and receive treatment. She has been quite sick for some time, and her many friends hope she will be great benefitted. (Oxford Mirror, February 11, 1904)

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Managing Ranch

Hollis Kizer, of Carlsbad, New Mexico, will manage the R.S. Loosley ranch at Fort Klamath during Loosley’s disability following extensive surgery. Mrs. Kizer, the former Maxine Loosley, and their three children are also here. Mr. and Mrs. Loosley visited her sister and family, the Burrill Redpaths, in Medford a couple of days the first of the week.

Source: Klamath Falls Herald and News, May 8, 1957.