George Loomis and Kate A. Loomis
April 1856March 1860
On the morning of the 4th inst., by the Rev. Wm. Bliss Ashley, Mr. GEORGE LOOMIS, of Northfield, Minnesota, to Miss KATE ASHLEY, of this city.
Syracuse Daily Standard, September 6, 1856
News was received here last Thursday or the death of Geo. Loomis, at Menlo Park, California, on the 8th inst. In 1855, Mr. Loomis came to Northfield and purchased a one-half interest in the town site which had just been platted by J. W. North. He was closely connected with the early history of Northfield and was one of the three men who demolished the outfit of the first bar opened in the town. He built the house at the corner of Fifth and Washington streets now owned by J. M. Thompson.
Northfield News, April 28, 1894
WAS BORN IN THIS CITY
Mrs. Kate Ashley Loomis Died Recently in California
The San Francisco
Chronicle of last Tuesday says: "Mrs. Kate Ashley Loomis, widow of
George Loomis, who was one of San Francisco's best known merchants and
capitalists, died at the Palace hotel yesterday after a brief illness.
She came up from her country home in Menlo Park a month ago and engaged
apartments at the hotel. Shortly thereafter she was taken ill and she
called in the services of Dr. Beverly MacMonagle, who remained in attendance
up to the time of her death. Mrs. Loomis, who was born in Syracuse, N.
Y.,was a close relative of ex-Senator Charles N. Felton. For many years
she occupied a prominent position in San Francisco and Menlo society and
was identified with many charities.
Syracuse paper, date not given.
If you are related to any of these people, or have any information about their time in Northfield, photos of this house, or any other historical material, I'd love to hear from you; please contact Mark F. Heiman (mheiman [at] loomishouse [dot] net)