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Smith Cemetery ~ Lafayette Wilson Loughary ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Loughary, Lafayette Wilson
BORN: 2 Sept 1832 DIED: 20 July 1915 BURIED: 21 July 1915 ~ Smith Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  IMorgan Co., llinois
DEATH PLACE: Polk Co, Oregon
1870 OR CENSUS - Lafayette Loughary (37y, b Ill, occupation farmer) enumerated with Eliza (29y, b Ark), Rosina (9y, b Oregon), Martha (7y, b Oregon) & Scott (5y, b Oregon)
1900 OR CENSUS - Lafayette W. Loughary (b Septr 1832, Ill) enumerated with wife of 41 years Eliza (b Jan 1841, Ark, mother of 5 children, 4 living), 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 (1915 Polk co) #4560 Lafayette Wilson Loughary, male, farmer, married; b 2 Sept 1832, IL; father John Loughary; mother Rachel Johnson; d 20 July 1915, 8 mi W of Monmouth, age 82y 10m 18d; informant Frank Loughary, RFD Monmouth
After an illness of several weeks’ duration, L.W. Loughary, a pioneer resident of the Luckiamute valley, passed away at his home there on Tuesday, July 20, and interment was made in the Smith cemetery Wednesday afternoon, the last sad rites having been attended by a large concourse of friends and neighbors. Mr Loughary’s condition was not considered critical until a few days prior to his death, although he had been poorly for several months past. Deceased was one of the best known pioneer settlers in Polk county. He had been intimately associated with its progress and upbuilding, always taking an active interest in those things which augured for the public good. He was a native of Illinois, but when a boy moved with his parents to Des Moines, the capital of Iowa, coming to Polk county in 1853 and followed farming and building, occupations to which his entire life had been devoted. He was married to Miss Eliza Simpson, who came to Oregon and the Luckiamute section with her parents in the latter forties, and who survives her husband on the old donation land claim. To this union four children were born, Rosa, now deceased; Mrs Rachel Hershner of Hood River; U.S. Loughary of Dallas, and Frank Loughary now living on the home place. He also leaves twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Monmouth Herald, Friday, July 30, 1915, 1:4
Lafayette W.
Sept. 2, 1832-July 20, 1915
[shares marker with Eliza A. Loughary]
OSBH DC (1915 Polk co) #4560 
1870 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Luckiamute, FA#670)
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Luckiamute, ED 176, FA#41)
PCO 7 Jul 1908, 1:3 
MH 30 July 1915, 1:4
ROW: 35-4  

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