Mrs. Lucy M. Loop died 1911
Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 5/24/2018 at 23:07:49
Evening Nonpareil, Tuesday, Feb 07, 1911, Council Bluffs, IA, Page: 2
LIVED LIFE AS A RECLUSE
Mrs. Lucy M. Loop Had
Only One Visitor, a Son
Special to the Daily Nonpareil
MASON CITY, Ia. Feb. 7 – One of the unique characters of this city, Mrs. Lucy M. Loop, mother of Charles E, Loop, an engineer on the Milwaukee & St. Paul Road, with a run between Mason City and Minneapolis, died at her home here this morning, aged 92 years, after a short illness. While Mrs. Loop had been a resident of this city for thirty years, she seldom left her home and allowed no one to enter it, save her son, who with a little basket of provisions made trip to her cottage located on Sherman Street every day, this run making that possible.
Estranged from her family save for this son she would allow no communication from them and little from other people and for years no one entered her home. Her husband and eldest son were killed during the war of the rebellion, in the Richmond campaign under McClelland, both members of a New York regiment, shortly after she came to Iowa and settled here. For eighteen years her son has not missed a run nor a daily visit to his mother’s home.
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