Page 584-585, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


M. S. Loomis, a representative citizen of Butler county, was born in Geauga county, Ohio, in 1881. He is a son of S. B. and Henrietta (Clapp) Loomis, natives of Ohio. They were the parents of two children, M. S., the subject of this sketch, and Grace. She was born in Butler county, Kansas, and educated in Augusta, and is, at present, taking a domestic science course at Pittsburg, Kans.

The Loomis family came to Kansas in the fall of 1892, locating at


Augusta. The father bought a farm the following spring, one and one-half miles east of Gordon, in Walnut township, which he sold about 1901. In the spring of 1898, he moved one and one-half miles south of Towanda on the Dr. McLaughlin farm of 160 acres, where he remained one year. He also bought 160 acres one half mile east of the first farm, and both are still owned by his heirs. Mr. Loomis moved to Augusta in 1899, where he died in December, 1910. His widow lives at Augusta.

M. S. Loomis was educated in the common schools of Butler county, Kansas, and the Huntsburg High School, Geauga county, Ohio. He is a successful farmer and stock raiser, and has made that industry his occupation.

Mr. Loomis was married in 1905 to Miss Myrtle Carter of Augusta, Kans. Her father, T. E. Carter, was a Butler county pioneer of 1866, who came to this county with his father in October of that year. He lives one half mile west of Augusta on the old homestead. Her mother bore the maiden name of Catherine Moore. Mrs. Loomis is one of two children born to her parents: Ernest, lives three miles west of Augusta, Kans.

Mr. and Mrs. Loomis are the parents of four children, as follows: Helen; Lyle; Lloyd, and Bernice. Mr. and Mrs. Loomis live one-half mile north and one mile west of Augusta, and are well known and highly respected.

Mr. Loomis recently leased eighty acres of his farm for oil and gas development, receiving a handsome bonus for the privilege given.

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