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Samuel J. M. Loomis collection

 Collection — Folder: S1894
Identifier: S1894

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a variety of documents of Samuel J. M. Loomis of Kendallville, Indiana, including an indenture between George Clark and Loomis (September, 1861); a release of mortgage for Loomis (July 10, 1875); bank receipts (November, 1883); two summons (January 1884); a beneficiary certificate from the Ancient Order of United Workmen of Indiana (November 1887); and two insurance policies (1902-1904). This collection also includes various promissary notes to "pay to the order of" L.M. Baughman, M.M. Bowen, Clark and Bronson, George F. Clark, and William Hays and signed by multiple individuals (1855-1863).


  • 1855-1904


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Samuel J. M. Loomis was born in July 1839 in Portage County, Ohio to Austin and Elizabeth Loomis. He moved to Kendallville, Indiana in 1855 and worked as a clerk in the dry goods store of George F. Clark. Loomis married Angeline Elizabeth Fowler on March 20, 1861 and they had three sons. He left the employ of Clark in 1861 and opened his own dry goods store in Kendallville. In later years he also owned a small store in Elkhart and worked as a traveling salesman. Loomis was a Knight Templar, a member of the Kendallville Mason Lodge No. 276, and a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen of Indiana, Kendallville Lodge No. 18. He passed away on May 25, 1908.

Sources: "Samuel J. Loomis." 1900 United States Federal Census." Accessed July 13, 2020. "Samuel J.M. Loomis." 1850 United States Federal Census." Accessed July 13, 2020.

Goodspeed, Weston A. and Charles Blanchard, eds. Counties of Whitley and Noble, Indiana: Historical and Biographcial. Chicago: F.A. Battery and Co., 1882.

"Mortuary Record." Elkhart Daily Review (Ind.), May 27, 1908.

"S.J.M. Loomis Died at Longcliff Monday." Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette (Ind.), May 27, 1908.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana State Archives of a donation from Mrs. Robert (Joyce) Loomis on 1977/03/03.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/07/14 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/07/14 by Laura Eliason.
Samuel J. M. Loomis collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.