Alphonsa F. Looney

Male14 December 1875–12 January 1959

Brief Life History of Alphonsa F.

When Alphonsa F. Looney was born on 14 December 1875, in Harpersville, Shelby, Alabama, United States, his father, William Marion Looney, was 23 and his mother, Nancy Jane Bailey, was 21. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Johnnie Irene Davis. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Limestone, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 8, McLennan, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 12 January 1959, in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States.

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Alphonsa F. Looney
LaNora Lavonia Davis
Oliver Looney
Peslon Looney
John Davis Looney
William Rufus Looney
Lavera Lavonia Looney

Sources (20)

  • Fonza Looney, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alphonsa F Looney, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Alfonse Looney in entry for John William Looney, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

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World Events (8)

1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 1

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 23

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luanaigh ‘descendant of Luanach’, a personal name derived from luan ‘warrior’. Compare Lane 3 and Lamb 3. Woulfe distinguishes the Munster name Ó Luanaigh from the Ulster name Ó Luinigh, whence Lunney . However, many of the Anglicized forms are the same.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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