Local Dairy Sold

Bird Loosley and John Auten have purchased the cows, equipment and route of the Stiles Dairy, and will operate the concern as the Klamath Dairy. The new owners will move the dairy to the old Straw property in Fairview addition, owned by Mr. Loosley.

Source:  Klamath Falls Evening Herald, November 18, 1915. 

Junior Annual Staff At University Of Oregon

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene, Or., March 22.—(Special.)—Oliver B. Huston and Carey V. Loosley have been entrusted by the junior class of the University with the publishing of the “Oregona,” the college year book.

Oliver B. Huston, the editor-in-chief, is a Portland lad and captain of this Spring’s track team. Carey V. Loosley, who is handling the financial end of the annual, registers from Klamath Falls. He is also varsity yell-leader.

The “Oregona” will be bigger and better this year than ever before. No expense is being spared in securing splendid illustrations. The book will be printed some time in May, and a number of copies will be sent to each high school in the state.

Source: Portland Oregonian, March 29, 1909.

Taken Up

TAKEN UP BY THE UNDERSIGNED, living on Mad River, about two miles from Fort Klamath, Lake County, Oregon, the following described property.

One dark bay mare, about 6 years old, black mane and tail, small star in forehead and about 15 hands high.

Also, one bright bay mare, about 3 years old, 15 hands high, star in forehead, near hind foot white, mane and tail black and has a scar on the near nostril.

Also, one sorrel mare, about 3 years old, star in forehead, small slip on nose, both hind feet white, no brands or other artificial marks perceivable on any of the above described animals, said estrays were taken up about December 20, 1877.

John Loosley.

Source: Albany Democrat, May 17, 1878.

Couple Married Here

Mr. and Mrs. Cary V. Loosley of Fort Klamath announce the marriage of their daughter, Frances Dorothy, to Alan Gilbert Horton, United States army, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Horton of Medford. The ceremony was read at an early morning mass June 16 at St. Stephen’s Catholic church here, Rev. A.J. Carmody officiating. Miss Patricia Neubecker of Seattle, Wash., was soloist and Eris Strober of Lewiston, Idaho, was organist.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a frock of white satin and illusion and finger-tip illusion veil falling from a coronet of seed pearls. Her bouquet was a shower of roses, larkspur and bouvardia.

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Funeral Services Held For Pioneer Valley Resident

Ashland, Oct. 8—Funeral services were held at the Litwiller-Nuget funeral home for Mrs. Emma T. Loosley, 90, who passed away at her home Tuesday.

Mrs. Loosley, born at Brownsville, Ore., December 8, 1858, was the former Emma Anderson, the Anderson family having been pioneer residents of the Talent district. She was married to George W. Loosley May 2, 1878, at the Klamath Agency.

Survivors include two sons, C.V. Loosley of Portland, and E.K. of Fort Klamath; three grandchildren, Joe of Medford, K. Frederick of Portland and Mrs. William Lutz of Corvallis, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Fannie Bunch, with whom she was living at the time of her death.

Source: Medford Mail Tribune, October 8, 1948.


Captain Horace S. Loosley, son of Philip S. Loosley, 717 North Riverside avenue, is a recent arrival at the Valley’s new air corp [sic] advanced flying school in Texas. He was formerly stationed at Randolph field. Captain and Mrs. Loosley and their daughter are residing at Pharr.

Source: Medford Mail Tribune, April 27, 1942.


At the residence of J.O. Beardsley, father of the groom, 136 N. Front st., by the Rev. W.H. Selleck, Wednesday evening, April 28, Miss Ada B. Loosley, of Medford, Oregon, to Mr. Elmer O. Beardsley, of Salem.

The wedding ceremony occurred at 7 o’clock in the presence of relatives. The rooms were beautifully decorated; the young couple stood under a large marriage bell. The ring ceremony was used, after which hearty congratulations were showered upon the newly wedded pair. A bountiful luncheon was served.

Mr. and Mrs. Beardsley will make Salem their home. The good will of many friends will be extended to them for a long and happy life.

Source: Salem Statesman-Journal, April 30, 1909.

Florence Loosley

UKIAH—Services will be at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow for Florence Loosley, 61, who died Saturday in an automobile crash in Lake County.

She was born in Porter, Okla., and lived in Ukiah.

She was a bookkeeper for Chick’s House of Spirits and was a member of the Emblem Club.

She is survived by her husband, Lou Loosley, Ukiah; her daughter, Patricia Stefani, Ukiah; her sons, James Phillip, Hopland; Donald Loosley, Vietnam; and Louis Francis Loosley, Fremont; her sisters, Mrs. Una Standard and Mrs. Merry Wilson, and her brothers, Claud Allen and H.C. Allen, all of Oklahoma.

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Donald Loosley

SHERMAN, Tex.—Capt. Donald J. Loosley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Loosley of 212 W. Gobbi, Ukiah, has been graduated at Perrin AFB, Tex., from the training course for U.S. Air Force F-102 Delta Dagger pilots.

Loosley, a graduate of Ukiah high school, is being reassigned to the USAF component of the NATO Iceland Defense Force.

The captain received his BS degree and commission upon graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy.

His wife is the former Gwendolin C. Hammitzsch from Germany.

Source:  Ukiah Daily Journal, March 9, 1966.

Short News Items from 1963

Hollis Kizer sustained two broken ribs while shoeing a horse last week at the Loosley ranch. With his wife and three children, he lives on the ranch which he operates for his mother-in-law, Mrs. Willeska R. Loosley, widow of the late Raymond S. Loosley, early day Wood River pioneer. (Fort Klamath Herald and News, August 9, 1963)

The Earle Armstrongs have moved into the former Ed. Mitchell residence which they recently purchased. (Kossuth County Advance, October 8, 1963)