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.

Fred Neil

News was received here this week of the accidental death of Fred Neil, 76, who drowned February 3 while on a fishing trip to Smith River, near Crescent City, California. A well known former resident of Fort Klamath and a son-in-law of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Loosley, who were among the earliest homesteaders of Wood River Valley, Mr. Neil had visited here frequently with relatives and friends since moving to Ashland some years ago to live. For a time he was on the faculty of the Ashland Normal School. He was an accountant and bookkeeper by profession, being retired at the time of his death. Mr. Neil devoted most of his time to fishing and hunting in later years. He was the husband of the late Clara Loosley, only daughter of the George Loosleys, who died in Ashland about 29 years ago. Surviving are two sons, Joe of Sacramento, Kay of Portland, and a daughter, Jean, wife of Major Lutz, West Point graduate, now with the U.S. Army of occupation in Germany. Jean is especially well remembered here, as she lived for many years with her grandparents while attending school, later on being employed on the Chiloquin school faculty. The late Mr. Neil was a cousin by marriage of Raymond S. Loosley, a member of the prominent pioneer Loosley family, who was a cousin of the late Mrs. Fred (Clara) Neil. Another local relative by marriage surviving is Mrs. Elizabeth M. Loosley, widow of Edward K. Loosley, who was a brother of the deceased’s late wife.

Source: Klamath Falls Herald and News, February 10, 1954.