Biography of John M. Losie
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Losie, John M., born in Canada on July 17, 1830. is a son of Abram Losie, a native of New Jersey, who with his parents came to Canada, where he spent the remainder of his life. He died in 1840, aged fifty two years. J. M. Losie came to Elmira in 1851. He was mustered in the service July 23, 1862, in Company A, One Hundred and Seventh Regiment New York Volunteers for which he enlisted eighty four volunteers, and went to the front as second lieutenant. He was discharged with the rank of brevet major on January 21, 1865. The list of battles in which he participated includes Antietam, Chanvellorsville, Gettysburg, Ressaca, and Dallas, in the latter of which he was wounded on the 25th of May and had his leg amputated above the knee on May 26, 1864. Returning to Elmira he received an appointment in the Senate Document Department at Albany in 1880-81. He was twice elected city collector, in 1865 and in 1866, and is now notary public. In politics he is a Republican. Mr. Losie is a member of the K. of H. and G. A. R. He married, in Phelps, N. Y., in 1850, Miss Elmira Harrington, who has borne him three children, of whom one is a teacher in Elmira; another married Professor Beckwith, of Newark, Del.; and still another married F. H. Palmer, of Syracuse.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

NAVIGATION
Chemung County, NY
Biographies

Names A to F
Names G to O
Names P to S
Names T to Z

Online
Biographies

New York
Histories

New York
Biographies

Maine
Histories

Pennsylvania
Histories

Pennsylvania
Biographies

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012