Wesley Horace Loomis

1 January 1831–14 January 1920 (Age 89)
Champion, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life of Wesley Horace

When Wesley Horace Loomis was born on 1 January 1831, in Champion, Jefferson, New York, United States, his father, Horace Loomis, was 36 and his mother, Phila Harris, was 33. He married Lois Malvina Pierson on 28 April 1858, in Warsaw, Warsaw, Wyoming, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Hannibal, Marion, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Pleasant Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 14 January 1920, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Hannibal, Marion, Missouri, United States.

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Wesley Horace Loomis
Lois Malvina Pierson
Marriage: 28 April 1858
Lewis Jerome Loomis
Edwin Luther Loomis
Frederique Pierson Loomis
Effa Deetta Loomis
Lora Elmore Loomis
Wesley Horace Loomis

Spouse and Children

28 April 1858
Warsaw, Warsaw, Wyoming, New York, United States


    Lewis Jerome Loomis


    Edwin Luther Loomis



    Effa Deetta Loomis



+1 More Child

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+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1831 · Dedication of Jackson County

Age 0

In August 1831, Latter-day Saint Sidney Rigdon dedicated Jackson County, Missouri, for the gathering place of Zion.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 26

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

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)

  • Wesley H Loomis in household of John S Wadsworth, "United States Census, 1910"
  • W H Loomis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wesley H Loomis, "United States Census, 1900"

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