William Henry Loomis

5 July 1921–16 February 2005 (Age 83)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Loomis was born on 5 July 1921, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Earl William Loomis, was 28 and his mother, Ethel Ruth Hunnicutt, was 33. He married Lillyan Oberto in 1943, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 16 February 2005, in Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon, United States, at the age of 83.

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William Henry Loomis
Lillyan Oberto
Marriage: 1943

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Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · President Harding visits Utah to get to know the people.

Age 2

President Warren G. Harding's visited Utah as part of a broader tour of the western United States designed to bring him closer to the people and their conditions. After Speaking at Liberty Park, the president went to the Hotel Utah where he met with President Heber J. Grant and talked to him about the history of the church.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost place near Bury in Lancashire, recorded in the Middle Ages as Lumhalghs, and apparently named with the Old English elements lumm ‘pool’ + halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William H Loomis in household of Earl W Loomis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William H Loomis in household of Earl W Loomis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Henry Loomis, "Utah, World War II Index to Army Veterans of Utah, 1939-1945"

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