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Welcome!  If this is your first visit to our blog, please read our Intro post here.  To date we have written posts about all known members of the first, second, and third generations of descendants of William Loney of Co Longford, Ireland, their spouses, and their spouses’ families.

If you are looking for information on someone in particular, you can use the “Search” feature in the upper right hand corner of this page.

We hope that the information you find here will be helpful to you in your genealogical research, lead you to an “aha” moment, or help you find a missing ancestor or branch of your family tree.  And, we have loved hearing from everyone who has contacted us.

While we make every effort to ensure that what we post is accurate (based on source documents or “reliable” family information), we would be silly to think that we haven’t made any mistakes.  If you run across one, please, please, please let us know so we can correct it.

Finally, we remain forever optimistic that someone out there will contact us because they have old Loney family photos to share.  We would be especially thrilled to have one of William, Charles, John or Robert Loney or their sister, Ann Loney Cunningham.  We are waiting to hear from you!

Although the coronavirus may put a damper on county fairs this year, we can still reminisce about the involvement of some of our Loney ancestors in the county fairs of the past.

One such ancestor is Milton R. Loney, the son of David Loney and Margaret “Maggie” Thomson. Milton represented the Walla Walla County Farm Bureau on the Southeastern Washington Fair Association Board of Directors.  In 1936, he was elected president and then reelected annually for the next 22 years. He was also president of the Washington State Fair Association for 10 years.

The photo below is from 2 Sept, 1949.  The caption references the “Silver Jubilee” of the Southeastern Washington Fair.  The Silver Jubilee celebrated the 25th anniversary of the return of the fair after its discontinuation during WWI.

Guy Kent, also pictured in the photo, was married to Minnie Irene Loney. Minnie was Milton’s great niece.  Her grandfather, Christopher Loney, was David Loney’s brother.

Milton Loney passed away 1 April, 1957.  The official program for the Southeastern Washington Fair that year was dedicated to him.

In addition, the fair directors placed a Milton R. Loney memorial drinking fountain on the fairgrounds.

Finally, while researching information for this post, we came across an article in the 7 Feb, 1948 issue of The Billboard – The World’s Foremost Amusement Weekly.  The article is about the well-attended annual meeting of the Washington Fairs Association.  We found the following excerpt interesting as it helps define some of the issues Fair Associations faced then and likely still do today.

“Convention speakers emphasized the definite asset of the ‘clean carnival’ to any fair’s prosperity and the increasing need of the association to sustain continuous and friendly relations with the press, in order to guarantee full publicity coverage.”

Welcome!  If this is your first visit to our blog, please read our Intro post here.  To date we have written posts about all known members of the first, second, and third generations of descendants of William Loney of Co Longford, Ireland, their spouses, and their spouses’ families.

If you are looking for information on someone in particular, you can use the “Search” feature in the upper right hand corner of this page.

We hope that the information you find here will be helpful to you in your genealogical research, lead you to an “aha” moment, or help you find a missing ancestor or branch of your family tree.  And, we have loved hearing from everyone who has contacted us.

While we make every effort to ensure that what we post is accurate (based on source documents or “reliable” family information), we would be silly to think that we haven’t made any mistakes.  If you run across one, please, please, please let us know so we can correct it.

Finally, we remain forever optimistic that someone out there will contact us because they have old Loney family photos to share.  We would be especially thrilled to have one of William, Charles, John or Robert Loney or their sister, Ann Loney Cunningham.  We are waiting to hear from you!

You know how much we love to receive photos.  The one below is of Stephen Alexander Cunningham and Maria Ferrier Cunningham and their childrenThe photo is courtesy of the great granddaughter of Stephen and Maria, Joyce McPherson.

Everyone is identified in the photo below.

And this, of Maria and her children in later years, is also courtesy of Joyce McPherson.

Welcome!  If this is your first visit to our blog, please read our Intro post here.  To date we have written posts about all known members of the first, second, and third generations of descendants of William Loney of Co Longford, Ireland, their spouses, and their spouses’ families.

If you are looking for information on someone in particular, you can use the “Search” feature in the upper right hand corner of this page.

We hope that the information you find here will be helpful to you in your genealogical research, lead you to an “aha” moment, or help you find a missing ancestor or branch of your family tree.  And, we have loved hearing from everyone who has contacted us.

While we make every effort to ensure that what we post is accurate (based on source documents or “reliable” family information), we would be silly to think that we haven’t made any mistakes.  If you run across one, please, please, please let us know so we can correct it.

Finally, we remain forever optimistic that someone out there will contact us because they have old Loney family photos to share.  We would be especially thrilled to have one of William, Charles, John or Robert Loney or their sister, Ann Loney Cunningham.  We are waiting to hear from you!

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the April, 1912 wedding reception of Cecil Henry Cole and Jennie E. McKay.  At the time, Cecil was working as printer foreman at Cole Printing Co in Spokane.  The company was owned by Cecil’s brother, Alexander McKenzie Cole.  We have also seen Cecil listed as a partner.

Five years later Cecil and Jeannie sold their home in Spokane and moved to a ranch in Edwall. Edwall, in Lincoln Co, is a small unincorporated community about 35 miles from Spokane.

The 13 May, 1917 article below from the Spokesman-Review refers to the area as “Big Bend country.”

Note: The term “Big Bend” refers to the wide curve in the Columbia River’s course as it bends south then southeast in the area of Wenatchee, WA. 

John McKay, Jeannie’s father, operated threshing outfits all over the Big Bend country for years.

The house that Cecil and Jeannie sold was built in 1902.  Here it is in more recent times.

608 E Eighth Avenue

 

Welcome!  If this is your first visit to our blog, please read our Intro post here.  To date we have written posts about all known members of the first, second, and third generations of descendants of William Loney of Co Longford, Ireland, their spouses, and their spouses’ families.

If you are looking for information on someone in particular, you can use the “Search” feature in the upper right hand corner of this page.

We hope that the information you find here will be helpful to you in your genealogical research, lead you to an “aha” moment, or help you find a missing ancestor or branch of your family tree.  And, we have loved hearing from everyone who has contacted us.

While we make every effort to ensure that what we post is accurate (based on source documents or “reliable” family information), we would be silly to think that we haven’t made any mistakes.  If you run across one, please, please, please let us know so we can correct it.

Finally, we remain forever optimistic that someone out there will contact us because they have old Loney family photos to share.  We would be especially thrilled to have one of William, Charles, John or Robert Loney or their sister, Ann Loney Cunningham.  We are waiting to hear from you!

Back in the day, The Walla Walla Evening Statesman often reported on land sales. The 6 Sept, 1907 article below, tells how Henry Lee (husband of Mary Fee Loney) had purchased an acre of land in the Valley Home addition, at the head of Alder Street.  The headline indicates that, at a thousand dollars an acre, the land was valuable.

Interestingly, we also found an article in Up-to-the-times magazine from the previous year (1906) reporting that “Acre tracts in Valley Home Addition have risen from $100 to $500 in half a decade”. This would seem to indicate that they then doubled in price from 1906 to 1907 when Henry made his purchase.

Up-to-the-times magazine was published by the Walla Walla Publishing Co from 1906-1930.  It was said to cover “city and rural life in the inter-mountain Pacific Northwest”.

Welcome!  If this is your first visit to our blog, please read our Intro post here.  To date we have written posts about all known members of the first, second, and third generations of descendants of William Loney of Co Longford, Ireland, their spouses, and their spouses’ families.

If you are looking for information on someone in particular, you can use the “Search” feature in the upper right hand corner of this page.

We hope that the information you find here will be helpful to you in your genealogical research, lead you to an “aha” moment, or help you find a missing ancestor or branch of your family tree.  And, we have loved hearing from everyone who has contacted us.

While we make every effort to ensure that what we post is accurate (based on source documents or “reliable” family information), we would be silly to think that we haven’t made any mistakes.  If you run across one, please, please, please let us know so we can correct it.

Finally, we remain forever optimistic that someone out there will contact us because they have old Loney family photos to share.  We would be especially thrilled to have one of William, Charles, John or Robert Loney or their sister, Ann Loney Cunningham.  We are waiting to hear from you!

Along with knowing important information like birth, marriage, and death dates and locations, it’s also nice to learn interesting tidbits about our ancestors – like what kind of cars they drove.  Samuel Kasooth Bell Loney, so it seems, was fond of Winton Six touring cars and bought his second one in January of 1913.  The article below appeared in the 12 Jan, 1913 The Spokesman-Review.

The Winton Motor Carriage Company was a pioneer United States automobile manufacturer based in Cleveland, Ohio and Winton was one of the first American companies to sell a motor car.  Below is an ad for the 1913 Winton Six.  We wonder what color Samuel chose!

 

Welcome!  If this is your first visit to our blog, please read our Intro post here.  To date we have written posts about all known members of the first, second, and third generations of descendants of William Loney of Co Longford, Ireland, their spouses, and their spouses’ families.

If you are looking for information on someone in particular, you can use the “Search” feature in the upper right hand corner of this page.

We hope that the information you find here will be helpful to you in your genealogical research, lead you to an “aha” moment, or help you find a missing ancestor or branch of your family tree.  And, we have loved hearing from everyone who has contacted us.

While we make every effort to ensure that what we post is accurate (based on source documents or “reliable” family information), we would be silly to think that we haven’t made any mistakes.  If you run across one, please, please, please let us know so we can correct it.

Finally, we remain forever optimistic that someone out there will contact us because they have old Loney family photos to share.  We would be especially thrilled to have one of William, Charles, John or Robert Loney or their sister, Ann Loney Cunningham.  We are waiting to hear from you!

In last week’s post we shared a clipping about Judson Black and Mary Anna Raith’s 50th wedding anniversary.  Sadly, she died less than a year later.  Her obituary, from the 28 Oct, 1933 Lansing State Journal, is below. Note: Judson and Mary Anna’s daughter Olive’s married name was Ewald not Ewalt.

The article mentions that the service was held at the Congregational church in Richmond.  The then First Congregational Church is now known as the Richmond Center for the Performing Arts. It is located at 69619 Parker in Richmond, Michigan, and is the oldest public building in the city. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1975.

 

Welcome!  If this is your first visit to our blog, please read our Intro post here.  To date we have written posts about all known members of the first, second, and third generations of descendants of William Loney of Co Longford, Ireland, their spouses, and their spouses’ families.

If you are looking for information on someone in particular, you can use the “Search” feature in the upper right hand corner of this page.

We hope that the information you find here will be helpful to you in your genealogical research, lead you to an “aha” moment, or help you find a missing ancestor or branch of your family tree.  And, we have loved hearing from everyone who has contacted us.

While we make every effort to ensure that what we post is accurate (based on source documents or “reliable” family information), we would be silly to think that we haven’t made any mistakes.  If you run across one, please, please, please let us know so we can correct it.

Finally, we remain forever optimistic that someone out there will contact us because they have old Loney family photos to share.  We would be especially thrilled to have one of William, Charles, John or Robert Loney or their sister, Ann Loney Cunningham.  We are waiting to hear from you!

In last week’s post we shared a clipping about the 50th wedding anniversary of William Loney Jr. and Henrietta Amelia Dillon.

Just three years later another Loney family tree couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary – Judson Black and Mary Anna Raith.  The article below was in the 27 Dec, 1932 Lansing State Journal.

The Mrs. G. F. Ewald mentioned is Judson and Mary Anna’s daughter OliveG.F. was George F., and like his father-in-law, George F. Ewald was a veterinarian.

 

Welcome!  If this is your first visit to our blog, please read our Intro post here.  To date we have written posts about all known members of the first, second, and third generations of descendants of William Loney of Co Longford, Ireland, their spouses, and their spouses’ families.

If you are looking for information on someone in particular, you can use the “Search” feature in the upper right hand corner of this page.

We hope that the information you find here will be helpful to you in your genealogical research, lead you to an “aha” moment, or help you find a missing ancestor or branch of your family tree.  And, we have loved hearing from everyone who has contacted us.

While we make every effort to ensure that what we post is accurate (based on source documents or “reliable” family information), we would be silly to think that we haven’t made any mistakes.  If you run across one, please, please, please let us know so we can correct it.

Finally, we remain forever optimistic that someone out there will contact us because they have old Loney family photos to share.  We would be especially thrilled to have one of William, Charles, John or Robert Loney or their sister, Ann Loney Cunningham.  We are waiting to hear from you!

In a post from many years ago, we wrote about William Loney Jr. and his wife, Henrietta “Rhetta” Amelia Dillon. 

Below is an article from the 7 Nov, 1929 “The Woman’s Page” of the Calgary Herald on the occasion of their golden wedding anniversary.

 

We were somewhat intrigued by the “purse of gold” given to them by the townspeople of Cereal, Alberta (where they made their home)!

Note: L.O.B.A. (who gave the couple flowers in a golden vase) refers to the Ladies’ Orange Benevolent Association, founded in 1894 to provide women with an opportunity to actively support Orange Principles and the exercise of benevolent activities.

The Women’s Institute mentioned is one of the oldest voluntary associations for women in the Province of Alberta. You can read more about it here.

Welcome!  If this is your first visit to our blog, please read our Intro post here.  To date we have written posts about all known members of the first, second, and third generations of descendants of William Loney of Co Longford, Ireland, their spouses, and their spouses’ families.

If you are looking for information on someone in particular, you can use the “Search” feature in the upper right hand corner of this page.

We hope that the information you find here will be helpful to you in your genealogical research, lead you to an “aha” moment, or help you find a missing ancestor or branch of your family tree.  And, we have loved hearing from everyone who has contacted us.

While we make every effort to ensure that what we post is accurate (based on source documents or “reliable” family information), we would be silly to think that we haven’t made any mistakes.  If you run across one, please, please, please let us know so we can correct it.

Finally, we remain forever optimistic that someone out there will contact us because they have old Loney family photos to share.  We would be especially thrilled to have one of William, Charles, John or Robert Loney or their sister, Ann Loney Cunningham.  We are waiting to hear from you!

In last week’s post, we shared an article about a 1938 car blanket fire in an automobile owned by Cecil Henry Cole.

A few years later (in August 1942) a fast-moving fire, that started in a wheat field, burned over large tracks on Cecil’s Sprague, WA farm.  You can read about it in the article below from the 12 Aug, 1942 Spokane The Spokesman-Review.

Welcome!  If this is your first visit to our blog, please read our Intro post here.  To date we have written posts about all known members of the first, second, and third generations of descendants of William Loney of Co Longford, Ireland, their spouses, and their spouses’ families.

If you are looking for information on someone in particular, you can use the “Search” feature in the upper right hand corner of this page.

We hope that the information you find here will be helpful to you in your genealogical research, lead you to an “aha” moment, or help you find a missing ancestor or branch of your family tree.  And, we have loved hearing from everyone who has contacted us.

While we make every effort to ensure that what we post is accurate (based on source documents or “reliable” family information), we would be silly to think that we haven’t made any mistakes.  If you run across one, please, please, please let us know so we can correct it.

Finally, we remain forever optimistic that someone out there will contact us because they have old Loney family photos to share.  We would be especially thrilled to have one of William, Charles, John or Robert Loney or their sister, Ann Loney Cunningham.  We are waiting to hear from you!

We’ve written a number of posts about the children of Sarah Ann Loney and Samuel Ross Cole who lived most of their adult lives in the Spokane, Spokane Co, WA area.  You can see a family photo here.

The youngest child was Cecil Henry Cole.

The article below, from the 26 Dec, 1938 Spokane The Spokesman-Review is one of those random bits one runs across when researching ancestors.  What we learn from it is that Cecil attended Christmas service at the Sprague Community Congregational church that year.

A lot of early sedans had a robe rail on the back of the front seat to hold a blanket as the early cars were quite drafty.

We may never know how Cecil’s car blanket/robe caught on fire in a locked car.

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