John W. Looney
John W. Looney was born in Union Township,
June 15, 1836, and was the son of John W. and Matilda (Ward) Looney, natives of Kentucky, but was
married in Rush County August 5, 1830. John W. Looney, Sr. first came to Rush County in the fall of 1821. His
death occurred in 1868; his first wife survived him until 1883, when she was called away; they were members of
the Christian Church. For a number of years he held the position of Postmaster at Farmington. He was the son
of David Looney, a native of South Carolina, who was a soldier during the Revolutionary War. Our
subject was reared on the farm and farming has been his life occupation. On September 12, 1858, he was united
in marriage in Tazewell County, Ill., to Miss Mary F. Hammonds, daughter of Peter and
Hammonds, who were natives of Kentucky. Mrs. Looney was born in Fleming County, Kentucky, January 10, 1833.
This union was blessed with nine children of whom Isalina, George Alfred,
Matilda, John A., and
are living. Mr. and Mrs. Looney are members of the Christian Church. Politically, Mr. Looney is a staunch Republican,
and was at one time Trustee of Union Township, and also Assessor.
History of Rush County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1888.