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Loughary, Eliza A.
MAIDEN NAME: Simpson AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 25 Jan 1841 DIED: 1 Oct 1922 BURIED: 3 Oct 1922 ~ Smith Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkanas
DEATH PLACE: Dallas, Polk Co., Oregon
Name of father Isaac M. Simpson
Maiden name of mother Martha Jackson

1870 OR CENSUS - Eliza Simpson, age 29., b. Arkansas, is enumerated with Lafayette, age 37, occupation farmer, b. Illinois, along with Rosina, age 9, b. Oregon, Martha, age 7, b. Oregon, and Scott, age 5, b. Oregon.
1900 OR CENSUS - Eliza Loughary (b Jan 1841, Ark, mother of 5 children, 4 living), enumerated with husand of 41 years Lafayette W. (b Sept 1832, Ill), son Ulysses S. (b July 1865, Oregon, married 4 years), daughter-in-law Armindia [wife of Ulysses] (b Aug 1872, Ohio, mother of 2 children) and 2 granddaughters, Gladys (b Mar 1897, Oregon) & Hellen (b Aug 1899, Oregon).

Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Loughary celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their farm home on the Luckiamute about six miles south of Monmouth, Saturday, July 4.
About 30 guests were present, and an elaborate banquet was served under the trees in the afternoon. A beautiful display of fireworks, was given in the evening. The following biographical sketch was read at the celebration.
Lafayette Wilson Loughary was born in Morgan county, Illinois, September 2, 1832. At the age of 12 he moved with his parents to Burlington, Iowa, where he lived until he was twenty years old. Mr. Loughary started on the long journey across the plains April 6, 1853, with the Neely-Wolverton train, which reached Luckiamute about September 25, after many hardships.
Mrs. Eliza Simpson Loughary, the only daughter of Isaac and Martha Simpson was born at Little Rock, Arkansas, January 25, 1841. At the age of about 4 years she crossed the plains with her parents, their train reaching the place where Airlie is now located, November 1, 1845.
Mr. and Mrs. Loughary were married at the Simpson home July 4, 1858, and two years later they moved to the farm where they now live. With the exception of two years' residence in Dallas and four years' residence in Salem, they have lived on their farm continuously since 1860.
They were the parents of five children, three of whom are still living: Hon. U. S. Loughary, of Dallas; Frank W. Loughary, of Luckiamute, and Mrs. Rachel Hershner, of Hood River. One son died in infancy and their eldes daughter, Mrs. Rosa Wolverton died in Monmouth, August 13, 1905.
All of the living children and grand children of Mr. and Mrs. Loughary, 16 in number, were present and participated in the pleasant celebration. Their names are a s follows: Mr. and Mrs. U. S. Loughary and daughters Gladys, Helen and Lucile, of Dallas; Mrs. and Mrs. Frank Loughary and children, Ivan, Frank and Elithe, of Luckiamute; Rev. and Mrs. J. L. Hershner and children, Harold, Leila, Lawrence and Helen, of Hood River, and O. A. wolverton and children Reuel, Edith and Leta, of Monmouth.
Other relatives who were present were: Mr. Loughary's brother, W. J. Loughary, with his daughters Mrs. Laura Nicklin and Mrs. Hattie Campbell, and his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Dollie Loughary, of McMinnville.
Mrs. Martha Simpson, Mrs. Loughary's mother, is still living, aged 93 years, on her old donation land claim within a half mile of her daughter's home. her father, Isaac Simpson, died in 1887. It was a matter of deep regret to Mr. and Mrs. Loughary that her mother was unable to attend their wedding anniversary, owing to the infirmity of advanced years.
Mr. and Mrs. Loughary were presented with a gold watch, chairs, gold lined tea set and many other beautiful gifts by the guest who were assembled.
Polk County Observer 7 Jul 1908, 1:3  
OSBH DC (Polk County 1922) #116 - Eliza Loughary, female, widowed (Layf. W. Loughory), b. 25 Jan 1841 in Little Rock, Arkansas, d. 1 Oct 1922 in Dallas, Oregon at the age of 81 yrs 8 mos 5 dys, name of father I. M. Simpson (b. Tennessee), maiden name of mother Martha Jackson (b. Tennessee), interment Smith Cemetery 3 Oct, undertaker Chapman & Henkle, informant U.S. Loughary of Dallas.
Eliza Simpson (Loughary) daughter of Isaac Middleton and Martha Jackson Simpson was born at Little Rock, Arkansas, January 25, 1841. She departed this life at the home of her son, U.S. Loughary, Dallas, Oregon, Oct 1, 1922, aged 81 years, 8 months and 6 days. Deceased came across the plains when 4 years of age, in 1845, with parents who located on their donation land claim, near Airlie in the fall of that year. It was there that Mrs. Loughary grew to womanhood and on the same home farm her father and mother passed away at a ripe age. Deceased was united in marriage with Lafayette W. Loughary on July 4, 1858. They settled on their present farm soon after their marriage, where their children were born and grew to manhood and womanhood. They had the pleasure of observing their golden wedding anniversary July 4, 1908. To this union five children were born: U.S. Loughary of Dallas, Frank W. Loughary who lives on the home farm near Monmouth, and Mrs. Rachel Hirshner of Hood River. Mrs. Rosa Woverton died in 1905, and another daughter died in infancy. Her husband died in 1915. 
Mrs. Loughary was brought up in the faith of the Baptist church, and always lived a useful and consistent Christian life. Besides the children who are living, there are surviving relatives as follows: two brothers, Marshall Simpson of Elk City, Oregon, and I.M. Simpson of Portland, Oregon, eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. 
Funeral services were conducted at 11 am Monday at Chapman’s Chapel in Dallas, by Rev John E. Youel of the local Presbyterian church, and burial took place at the Smith cemetery near Lewisville in the family lot. 
Among the friends and relatives from other points who attended the funeral services were Mrs Hattie Campbell of McMinnville; Mr and Mrs. I.M. Simpson of Portland; Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Hirshner of Hood River, Oregon; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hirshner of Hood River; Miss Leto Wolverton of Portland; Mrs. H. Adams, Leban, Wash; Otis Wolverton, Mr. and Mrs Frank Loughary, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Loughary, and Frank Loughary Jr, all of Monmouth. 
Polk County Observer, Thursday, October 5, 1922, 3:6
Eliza A., His Wife
Jan. 25, 1841-Oct. 1, 1922
[shares marker with Lafayette W. Loughary]
OSBH DC (Polk County 1922) #116
1870 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Luckiamute, FA#670)
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Luckiamute, ED 176, FA#41)
PCO 7 Jul 1908, 1:3
PCI 5 Oct 1922, 3:6

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