AS RECORDED IN:
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF
TOLLAND AND WINDHAM COUNTIES CONNECTICUT.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND
REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS AND OF MANY OF THE EARLY SETTLED FAMILIES
PUBLISHER: J.H.BEERS & CO., CHICAGO; 1903 P. 1103
L. LOOMIS is a prominent farmer in
the town of Bolton, Tolland Co., Conn., where his high character and business
ability have been recognized by his election to the position of selectman.
Loomis, the grandfather of Frank L., was born in Bolton, where he married
Susanna Risley. He engaged in
farming, having in his possession the old homestead, on which he died at the age
of seventy-seven years. With his
wife he joined the Congregational Church in 1816.
All their children are dead: Electa,
was married; Hannah, married Ira
Lyman, and moved to Stockbridge, N.Y.; Terza,
married Jacob Sanders, and lived in Homer, N.Y.;
Sarah, married Judah Strong, and was his second wife;
Fidelia, married Lysander Chapman, and lived in Stockbridge, N.Y.;
Mercy, married Charles Lyman, of Stockbridge, N.Y.;
Jerijah, the father of Frank L. Loomis.
Loomis, the father of Frank L., was born on the old homestead, where he attended
the local school, and was reared to manhood.
He married Mary Ann Rice, a native of Belchertown, Mass., and a daughter
of Christian Rice. Mrs. Loomis died
Jan. 17, 1898, at the age of eighty-nine years; her husband died Feb. 8, 1895,
at the age of eighty-six years. The
other heirs to the homestead were bought out by Mr. Loomis, and he made the
place, a fine Connecticut property of 100 acres, his home until his death.
Mr. Loomis was very successful in his farming operations, and became
quite well-to-do. In politics he was
a staunch Republican, and was a life-long subscriber to the Hartford Courant.
In 1881 he was a member of the General Assembly.
Mr. And Mrs. Loomis were born: (1)
Louisa, born Oct. 8, 1835, now the widow of Deloss Sanders, is living in
Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where her daughter, Maude Louise, who married Dr. F.A.
Faust, is living. (2) Ellsworth J.,
born April 10, 1837, married Mary Rose, of Waterford, Conn., and is the father
of two daughters. (3) Mary, born
July 25, 1840, married Dwight Warner, of Bolton, Jan. 3, 1866, and is the mother
of the following children: (a)
Robert Loomis, born Aug. 1, 1870, married Hattie Howard, and has the following
children: Ruth, Mary Elizabeth and
Hattie; (b) Charles Royal was born
June 15, 1876. (4) Nathaniel, born
Nov. 11, 1838, at Bolton, married Electa Thompson, and is the father of a
daughter, Alta M. (5) Frank L.
(6) Josephine, born Jan. 31, 1845, married Orville D. Burr, of Chester,
and is the mother of Harry H. and Frank; (7)
Watie Adelaide, born Feb. 20, 1848, married Ferdinand Williams, of Bolton, Conn.
(8) John A., born July 2, 1850, now of Windsor, Conn., married Ella
Alvord, who died in 1898.
L. Loomis was born on the old homestead June 20, 1842, and there his boyhood and
youth were passed, though from the time he was ten until he was fifteen years
old he lived much out of town, having his schooling both in Bolton and in
Manchester. At the age of eighteen
he began working on the farm for himself, In
Bolton he was married to Julia S. Martin, a daughter of Arnold and Julia Ann
Martins and Stricklands are both old and honored families in this part of the
State. Charles Martin, the
grandfather of Mrs. Loomis, married Sarah Armour, a relative of the noted Phil.
Armour. Mrs. Julia Ann (Strickland)
Martin makes her home with her daughter, Mrs. Loomis, and though advanced in
years, retains the control of her faculties to a remarkable degree.
She is a daughter of Chester and Sophronia (White) Strickland, and a
granddaughter of Jonah and Annie (Cone) Strickland.
Annie Cone was a descendant of David Cone, of Haddam, in 1662, being one
of its twenty-eight original proprietors. Chester
Strickland, who was born in 1797, was a grandson of Jonah Strickland; Sophronia
(White) Strickland was born in 1794; their only child, Julia Ann, became
Mrs. Martin, as noted above. Arnold
Martin and his wife had two children: J.W.,
born Nov. 7, 1842, is a commercial man, of East Hartford, and married Josephine
E. Loomis; their daughter, Elulia Josephine, born Sept. 15, 1866, married
William E. Alvord, of Bolton, and has a son, Martin Earl, born Nov. 9, 1901.
Julia S., who is Mrs. Loomis, was born March 18, 1851.
And Mrs. Frank L. Loomis have had the following family:
(1) Clinton F., born Dec. 15, 1872, married Josephine M. Clark, of
Durham, Conn., and their daughter, Madeleine Louise, born Feb. 8, 1889, is the
fifth generation to live in the old Strickland homestead in Bolton, which was
built by Jonah Strickland; (2)
Freddie M., born April 29, 1875, died June 3, 1883;
(3) Bertha J., born April 11, 1880, married George B. Tryon, of
Manchester, Conn., in December, 1899.
his marriage Mr. Loomis was in North Coventry for four years, where he was
engaged in operating a grist and shoddy mill and a saw mill, which he owned.
Then he bought a farm and spent four years in its cultivation.
In 1881 he removed to Bolton and settled on the place where his wife was
born and reared. There he has been
engaged to the present time in farming. In
politics he is a staunch Republican, and has filled various local positions,
such as selectman and member of the board of relief.
Mr. Loomis attends the Congregational Church, of which his wife is a
member. The family are all members
of the Grange.
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