Biography of Edwin D. Loomis
Madison County, NY Biographies





Loomis, Edwin Dwight, who died in Cazenovia, January 8, 1897, in the seventy sixth year of his age. enjoyed the respect and confidence of the entire village of which he was a life long resident. He was a son of Seba and Jerusha (Brewster) Loomis, and was born April 28, 1821, in the house one mile south of the village which was always his home. On the maternal side he was a direct descendant of William Brewster of the Mayflower. His father, a man of prominence in his time, held a commission as lieutenant in the Connecticut militia. He came into this region from Connecticut in 1818 and lived on the home farm until his death at the advanced age of ninety three years, February 8, 1870. Of his union with Gersham Brewster six children were born. all of whom are now deceased except Lathrop Loomis, a venerable and respected resident of Cazenovia. Edwin Dwight Loomis was always a farmer and held various minor town offices. At the age of fifteen he united with the Presbyterian Church, of which he was an honored member, holding the office of elder from 1869 until his death. In June, 1848, he married Mary J. Root, daughter of Thomas Root of Mexico, Oswego county, N. Y., who survives him.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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