Captain Andrew Loy, who was commissioned a captain of the Pennsylvania militia by Governor Wolfe in 1835, died at his residence in Madison township at one o'clock Monday afternoon.
He was born in Tyrone township, April 9, 1816 before the county was separated from Cumberland county, (1820) and was a son of Nicholas Loy, a member of one of the oldest families of that part of Perry county. He was for many years one of the most prominent citizens of his neighborhood, and one of its successful farmers.
He was married in 1835 to Maria Wormley, of Toboyne township. She dying in 1858, Mr. Loy married in 1861, Ann Eliza Linn, who still surivies. From these marriages thirteen children were born.
From the first wife there survive John Loy, of Chicago; Mrs. Ann West, of Kansas; Samuel Loy, of Spring township; Mrs. Margaret D. Bixler, of Blain; George W. Loy, of Loysville.
The surviving children of the second marriage are: Linn L. Loy, of Minnesota; William Loy of Carlisle; Mrs. Mary Wilson, of Landisburg, and Edwin R. Loy, at homestead. The funeral was held at 10 o'clock this morning: interment in Centre.
--The Newport News, Thursday, November 3, 1898 (From The Perry Historians, Lenig Library)