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 Jacob Leander Loose

Jacob Leander Loose

Greencastle, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 18 Sep 1923 (aged 73)
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 3, Lots 1-3
Memorial ID 21907 · View Source
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Jacob Loose opened his first dry goods store in the 1870s. Twenty-five years later, he was baking mogul of Kansas City's enormous Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company. Cookies and soda crackers enabled Jacob and Ella Loose to live well. And they gave generously. The Loose's philanthropy is legendary, and their name evokes lovely Loose Park, an 80-acre area donated to the city in 1923 by Ella Loose in the memory of her husband.

Bio by: Bill Walker

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  • Added: 26 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21907
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Leander Loose (17 Jun 1850–18 Sep 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21907, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .