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)

Short News Items from 1960

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rorick, formerly of Plainwell, are staying in Morenci with his mother, Mrs. Curtis Rorick until their new home in Lansing is completed. (Adrian Daily Telegram, March 4, 1960)

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Pfeifer and family of Blissfield and Mr. and Mrs. William Van Arsdalen and family of Hillsdale were Sunday guests of Mrs. Pfeifer’s and Mrs. Van Arsdalen’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss. (Adrian Daily Telegram, March 15, 1960)

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Loosley of Cave Junction, Ore spent Friday until Monday here visiting his brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Loosley, and Tim Howell. Also visiting the Loosley’s one day last week were her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Max Geer of Sacramento. (Indian Valley Record, May 5, 1960)

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Ex-Malin Resident Electrocuted

Contact with a 12,000 volt power line took the lives of two farmers at Prineville about 6 p.m. last night. Dead are Vern Higgins, 56, and John Frederick (Jack) Zbinden, native of Klamath County and member of a pioneer family of this area. He was 45 years old.

According to word reaching here today from a brother-in-law of Zbinden’s—Jack Wilkinson, Prineville—the two men were moving a potato loader through a gate on the Higgins ranch when the equipment struck a telephone line that in turn fell across the high power line. The power line fell across the Higgins truck from which Higgins had just stepped to the ground to direct the loader through the gate.

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Donald James Loosley

Donald James Loosley, 19, has received notification of his appointment to the United States Naval Academy.

A graduate of Ukiah high school Loosley is the son of Louis Loosley, manager of the Diamond Match Company here.

He will report to the academy July 7 for entrance into the 1951 class.

He was born in Oakland on August 30, 1931, and attended schools in Ukiah and Santa Rosa. He played football for the Ukiah high school, holding down the position of center.

As a hobby he collects jazz records.

Source: Ukiah News, June 28, 1951.

Little Son of Mr.–Mrs. Loosley Died

Word was received this morning the baby boy born [to] Mr. and Mrs. Louis Loosley of Ukiah at the Stockton hospital April 8 passed away yesterday in Stockton, where Mrs. Loosley and infant son, Edward Donald, had been cared for by relatives since the child’s birthday. Surviving in addition to the parents are two brothers, Francis, 19, who is with the Army Air Corps in England, and Donald, 13. Mr. Loosley is the popular manager of the Diamond Match Co. branch at Ukiah, and a host of friends extend sympathy to the bereaved family.

Source: Ukiah Republican Press, May 16, 1945.