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Judge Charles Franklin Loofbourow

Judge Charles Franklin Loofbourow

Ohio, USA
Death 18 Dec 1904 (aged 62)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot E Wasatch_A_2
Memorial ID 152702 · View Source
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The Salt Lake Tribune
Monday, December 19, 1904
page ten


Well-Known Citizen, Jurist and War Veteran Taken by Heart Failure

Friends of Judge C. F. Loofbourow will be pained to learn that he died suddenly yesterday morning, at 9:15, of heart failure. He had not been well for a year past, but is end was a shock to his family, since he was not thought to be in any immediate danger.

Judge Loofbourow was an old resident of Salt Lake, and was one of the city's foremost attorneys. He was President of the City Council durin the years 1901 and 1902. He was 63 years of age and a native of Ohio. During the Civil War he served as a volunteer with the 136th Ohio volunteers. He was admitted to the bar in Iowa and served twelve years in that State as Judge of the Thirteenth Judicial district.

He left Iowa in 1889 and came to Utah, where he has since resided. Four sons survive him, Fred C. Loofbourow, the District Attorney; Wade Loofbourow, Jesse Loofbourow and Leon Loofbourow. Judge Loofbourow's wife died several years ago. His brother, James W. Loofbourow, is a prominent lumber merchant of Price.

Among the people who knew him best Judge Loofbourow was much beloved. He was a man of strong character and it was not without reason that the State of Iowa retained him as Judge during the length of twelve years. There was nothing spectacular about him, but he was known as a sincere man, of a naturally judicial temperament, unquestioned integrity and firm loyalty to principle.

The Ogden Standard
Thursday, December 22, 1904
page 8


Brief but impressive were the funeral services over the remains of the late Judge Loofbourow, held Wednesday afternoon at Masonic hall. The servces were in charge of Wasatch Lodge No. 1, of which Judge Loofbourow was a member, with W. J. Barnatt as master.
Rev. P. A. Simpkin of Phillip's Congregational church delivered a brief eulogy, in which he spoke eloquently of the high character of Judge Loofbourow and the name he had made for himself in the community where he has made his home for a number of years.
The large hall was filled with members of the bar and other friends who had known and repsected Judge Loofbourow during the years of his residence here. Many of them followed the remains to Mt. Olivet, where they were laid to rest in the family buril plot with the impressive service of the Masonic order. The pall-bearers were Judge Henry P. Anderson, Judge William C. Hall, Judge C. W. Morse, Samuel Westerfield, James K. Shaw and D. H. Wagner.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 152702
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Judge Charles Franklin Loofbourow (4 Sep 1842–18 Dec 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 152702, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Utah State Historical Society (contributor 4) .