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Bertha Davis Loomis 1871-1940

LOOMIS, DAVIS, QUINN

Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 2/21/2021 at 21:10:41

Onawa Weekly Democrat
February 8, 1940

PIONEER MOTHER LAID TO REST
Funeral Services For Mrs. Bertha Davis Loomis Held from St. Johns Church, Monday.

Mrs. Loomis Quietly Passed Away Saturday Morning Following Several Weeks of Illness—Survived by Six Children.

Mrs. Bertha Loomis, one of this vicinities beloved mothers and pioneer citizen quietly passed away at her country home on Saturday morning, February 3rd after an illness extending over a period of several weeks.

Mrs. Loomis had during her life time took part in many of this and the Blencoe vicinities’ activities. Her death is a loss to this community and her presence will be greatly missed.

Bertha Davis Loomis, daughter of Isaac Davis and Jennie Quinn Davis, his wife, was born July 9th, 1871, on the homestead in Franklin township, where she died on February 3rd 1940, aged 68 years and 7 months.

She was married on August 3rd, 1893, to William D. Loomis, of Blencoe, who preceded her in death on May 26, 1937.

Six children were born to this union, all of whom survive her. They are: Bertram G. Loomis, La Salle, Illinois; Thomas T. Loomis, Knoxville, Iowa; Mrs. Esther M. Burrell, of Albuquerque, N.M.; Mrs. Jane Mourer, of El Paso, Tex.; William D. Loomis, Omaha, Neb.; Mrs. Bertha M. Slaby, Buffalo, N.Y. Fifteen grandchildren survived and the following brothers and sisters: Mahlon Davis, Mrs. Jennie Oliver, Mrs. Margaret Kramer, Mrs. Frances Shea,, and Bernard Davis, all of this city; and Mrs. Ruth Hager, of Memphis, Tenn. Bertha Loomis lived nearly all of her life in the neighborhood where she was born. Many friends mourn her loss.

Funeral services were held from the St. Johns Catholic Church in Onawa, on February 5th by her pastor, Father P. P. Gearen. Interment was in the Onawa Cemetery.


 

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