Walter Owen Loomis

10 August 1923–29 May 1989 (Age 65)
Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States

The Life of Walter Owen

When Walter Owen Loomis was born on 10 August 1923, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States, his father, George Walter Loomis, was 42 and his mother, Emily Clark, was 30. He lived in California, United States in 1935 and Fullerton Judicial Township, Orange, California, United States in 1940. He died on 29 May 1989, in San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside, California, United States.

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George Walter Loomis
Emily Clark
Walter Owen Loomis

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 11

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 18

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Walter Loomis in household of George W Loomis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter O Loomis in household of George W Loomis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter Owen Loomis, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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