William Washington Loop

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William Washington Loop

Boone County, Indiana, USA
Death 4 Jun 1913 (aged 77)
Rice, Navarro County, Texas, USA
Burial Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 8708986 · View Source
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Son of John Loop and Margaret Rebecca Spohr; husband of Sarah Catherine Naudain.

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The Rice [Texas] Rustler, June 6, 1913

It is with the deepest sorrow that we chronicle the death of one of Rice's oldest and most highly esteemed citizens, William W. Loop, which occurred Wednesday evening, June 4, at 7:30 o'clock, at the home of his son-in-law, P. F. Halbert, this city.

Mr. Loop had been in feeble health for several years, but was, until the last few months able to get about comparatively well. About four weeks ago he was taken ill with la grippe and it was this that was the immediate cause of his death. For several days he lingered on the threshold of death, and when at last death came there was no surprise. During all his suffering and illness he never complained but was always cheerful and submissive. But this was characteristic of Mr. Loop throughout his lifetime. The end was peaceful. To him death had no horrors.

William W. Loop was born in Indiana in 1836, and moved to Henderson County, Texas, in 1844. Mr. Loop served in the Confederate army, and after the close of the war in 1865 he moved to Chatfield. He remained at Chatfield until a few years ago when he moved to Rice. At Chatfield Mr. Loop was in the mercantile business, and farmed quite extensively and dealt in real estate.

He was also associated with the firm of Fortson Bros. & Loop at this place and later the firm of W. W. Loop & Son, which did business in the building now occupied by Loop, Walker & Harper. Since the death of his wife, four years ago, Mr. Loop has retired from active business, having accumulated by conservative methods and good management quite a bit of this world's goods.

For sixty years Mr. Loop had been a consistent and faithful member of the Christian Church, and has ever been an ardent follower of the teachings of the lowly Nazarene. But during his declining years was very active his church work, having greatly assisted in organizing the Christian Church here, and since its organization has kept it going by assisting in a financial way. He was also a member of the Masonic lodge, having joined at Chatfield fifty years ago. From 1878 to 1881 he served the people of this precinct as County Commissioner, which was the only public office he ever held.

Mr. Loop is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ann Naudain of Chatfield, who is now 82 years of age; two sons, D. M. Loop, of this place, and John Loop, of Lueders; three daughters, Mrs. W. C. Garner, of Chatfield; Mrs. P. F. Halbert, of Rice; and Mrs. W. M. Harper, of Corsicana.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 8708986
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Washington Loop (20 Mar 1836–4 Jun 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8708986, citing Old Chatfield Cemetery, Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Roger Bartlett (contributor 46615910) .