LOONEY (VETERAN CSA), MARTIN H - Benton County, Arkansas | MARTIN H LOONEY (VETERAN CSA) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Martin H LOONEY (VETERAN CSA)

Pleasant Grove (Rogers) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

Martin
Arkansas
Teamster
Civil War Confederate
November 25, 1851 - July 23, 1927

*Obituary
Benton County Record
Friday, July 29, 1927

LOONEY, Martin H. - {from Rogers} Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon for Martin H. Looney who died Saturday following a short illness. Besides his widow he is survived by six sons, Dave Looney of near Centerton and George and James Looney of McAlester, Okla. {only three named} Mr. Looney was widely known in this community and the funeral was one of the largest ever held in Rogers.

*Obituary
Rogers Daily News
Saturday, July 23, 1927

Martin H. Looney died at his home in Rogers at 703 North 4th street Saturday morning, July 23rd at 11 o'clock, after having been in poor health for some time. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 and were conducted by the pastor, Rev. Ben H. Moore. Interment was in the Pleasant Grove cemetery, ten miles south of Rogers. The large number of friends present at the church and at the cemetery testified to the high esteem in which Mr. Looney was held in this community and in Lowell where he lived for many years. Mr. Looney was born at Muscle Shoals, Ala. Nov. 25, 1851 and died at the age of 75 years, 7 months and 29 days. He was the last member of a family of 5 boys and 9 girls. When only one year of age the family moved to Arkansas and he had made his home here ever since. On January 16, 1873 he was united in marriage to Amanda L. Thornsberry of Lowell and to this union was born 8 children, 6 boys and 2 girls. The oldest daughter died at the age of 12 years and the other, the youngest child, died in infancy. He is survived by his wife and the six sons - John, Virgil and Ellis of Rogers; Jim and George of McAlester, Okla. and Dave of Centerton, Ark., all of whom were present when he passed away. During the last year of the Civil War, at the age of only 14, Mr. Looney was impressed into the service of the Confederate army and served as a teamster and helper. Most of his life had been spent on the farm and "Uncle Mart," as he was known to his friends and neighbors, was a friend to everyone in his community. He was a devoted husband and father and a pal of his 6 sons in every way, being greatly devoted to all athletic sports and especially interested in the baseball activities of his sons and nephews. In politics he was a life long Democrat and took an active part in county and state races and could always be counted upon to stand by his friends. By his death Benton county and Rogers have lost one of their best citizens and the family have the sympathy of everyone in their hour of sorrow.

Amanda
1851 - August 17, 1934

*Obituary
Benton County Record & Democrat
Sunday, August 19, 1934

FUNERAL HELD FOR PIONEER WOMAN OF ROGERS

Mrs. Amanda L. Looney of Rogers, a resident of Benton County all her life, was buried last Friday afternoon in the little Pleasant Grove cemetery near Lowell, following services conducted by Rev. Pat Murphy, and Rev. Oscar Ingold of Rogers. She had been ill but two months and died at her home in Rogers, Friday morning.

She is survived by six sons, all of whom were present at the funeral: Virgil, John, James, Dave and Ellis of Rogers community, also George of McAlester, Okla.

Mrs. Looney was born near Lowell 83 years ago and her parents were among the early settlers of the southern part of the county. She was a member of the old Thornberry family of prominent Benton County pioneers.

Contributed on 11/27/08 by saschwe
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Record #: 112129

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Submitted: 11/27/08 • Approved: 12/22/15 • Last Updated: 12/25/15 • R112129-G112127-S3

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