Hubert Preston Looney

29 July 1900–4 June 1994 (Age 93)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Hubert Preston

When Hubert Preston Looney was born on 29 July 1900, in Mississippi, United States, his father, Henry H Looney, was 50 and his mother, Mary C, was 38. He married Viola Carpenter on 8 December 1923, in Shelby, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Beat 1, DeSoto, Mississippi, United States for about 30 years. He died on 4 June 1994, in Collierville, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Olive Branch, DeSoto, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hubert Preston Looney
Viola Carpenter
Marriage: 8 December 1923
Calvin Elliott Looney
Howard Looney

Spouse and Children

8 December 1923
Shelby, Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Henry H Looney


    Mary C




World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 7

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1925 · B.B. King is Born

Age 25

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): reduced 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 Anglicizations are the same.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hubert Looney in household of Henry H Looney, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hubert Looney, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hubert Looney, "United States Census, 1930"

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