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Annible D. Loar, James O. Loar, Laird

In 1880 Platte County, Missouri James H. Loar, 20, and Annible Loar 19, are stepsons of James S. Williams and Susan.

One tree says his middle name was "Diamond"

James Harve Loar's stone in Dearborn Missouri says "1859-1933" In the same cemetery is "Mary Belle - wife of J.H. Loar, died Jan 7, 1901 aged 31 years, 2 m's, 6 d's"  and "Addie L. Brown, wife of J.H. Loar, Dec 11, 1881 - Feb 7, 1908"  FindAGrave has two children by each wife. 

This James Loar is in the Platte County census for 1900, 1910, and 1920.  So the Yuma County claimer was his nephew.

In 1900 St. Joseph, Missouri Annible May 1862 is a day laborer, married 16 years to Jennie, 1863, Illinois.  They have Everett May 1885, Alva Jan 1887, Archie Aug 1890, James Nov 1893, and Frank Mar 1896, all Missouri.

1915 "Mrs. A. D. Loar of north of town, arrived home Tuesday after spending a few days with a brother in Akron, Colorado."

Annible proved up a parcel in 19, 20, and 30 in 3N 43W in 1917.

James Orville Loar registered with a Wray address, saying he was born January 3, 1893 in Bolcoa, Missouri, and was a cement contractor in Wray, single.

In 1920 Annible, 58, Missouri, and Shrilda 58, Illinois, have son Edgar D. 16, Missouri, all farming in Yuma County.


Adoptive and natural ancestry of John Boone (1925-1986), legally adopted by Frank B. Loar (1896-1950) and Elizabeth (Betty) Lavina (Coe) Loar, his wife. The adoption took place at Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, and the new legal name of John Boone became Robert Carl Loar (1925-1986), born in Kansas City, Missouri. he married Barbara Ann Wickham in 1952 (they divorced in 1977), and died in Kent, King County, Washington. His natural mother was Ruth Boone (b.1904), born in Wise County, Texas; she married Gerald R. Brown in 1926.

The stone in New Market Cemetery, Platte County, Missouri has "Anible D. Loar -1861 1939, Jennie Loar 1862 -1932"

1919 James was a member of the "famous Eighty-ninth division, arrived in Wray the latter part of last week and was welcomed on every hand by relatives and friends.  These boys left Wray in September 1917, and were sent to France in April 1918.  They saw several months' active service in France and after the armistice was signed, were sent to Germany where they were stationed until the first of May."

James proved up a parcel in 18, 19, and 20, 3N 43W in 1920.

James is lodging in Wray, along Railway Street, in 1920, still a cement contractor.

Edgar "Doc" Loar was class president in 1922.

In 1930 James is a furnace repairman in Toledo Ohio, married to Avis, 26, Colorado.  They have Gertrude, sister-in-law, 14, born in Colorado, living with them.

1935 "James O. Loar, 51, died, of a heart attack at Toledo as he attemptcd to cr... his auto out of a drift."

In 1940 Toledo Avis Loar, widowed, 35, saying she was born in Missouri,  is lodging with William Duhe, 34, divorced, born in Pennsylvania.  She's probably the Avis I. "Turneur", born about 1905 in Missouri, with parents George - a railroad laborer - and Rhoda in Washington County, Colorado in 1910.

Gertrude is listed with Avis, and also with George and Rhoda in McKean County, Pennsylvania in 1930.

Everett G. Loar 1885-Mar 27, 1966 is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nodaway County Missouri.

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