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Re: Loman - NC>KY>IL>AR>OK/Hutchings
Posted by: Karen Deatherage (ID *****9475) Date: August 05, 2006 at 17:59:04
In Reply to: Re: Loman - NC>KY>IL>AR>OK by Dave Pipkin of 245

I see your posting is pretty old, but thought I'd send this note just in case you're still researching family roots.

I just returned from a trip to the Ada library to check out a Paulina Loman, daughter of John W. Loman and Eliza Coffee. Other children of John W. and Eliza were Leonard, Logan, William L., George, Flora (who married a Carroll), Paulina (who married a Deatherage), Cornelius, and Calvin T. I thought I'd pass on to you something I saw in the Pontotoc County History, Vol. 2. I didn't learn too much about Paulina (other than find out her parents' names), but there was quite a bit about one of the brothers, Calvin T. The Hutchings family is mentioned, and I thought I'd pass it along to you.

It says that in the fall of 1901, two of the Loman brothers (C.T. and George) and Grant Hutchings "decided to move their families to Ada, Indian Territory, OK, from Baxter County, Ark., after they had experienced 3 years of crop failures and had not enough feed to put their stock through the winter. Grant Hutchings' brother, Jim Hutchings, was proprietor of the Texas Wagon Yard, located east of the present Dicus Grocery in Ada. The three families came by wagon train, consisting of three wagons. The trip was made in 3 weeks through woods, over a few trails and across rivers and creeks. The wagons were floated over the deep rivers. For food they used flour and corn meal they had brought. They bought some meat and beans along the way, and ate a lot of gravy. Their cooking was done in a 3-legged skillet, an iron pot and in buckets over an open fire. C.T.'s wagon had an overjet, where there was a bed. Each night the spring seat was removed and a bed made in the front of the wagon. C.T. Loman arrived in Ada, Indian Territory, in November of 1901, on a Saturday at sundown. He had a wife, 3 children and another on the way, a wagon and team and $5. The family moved into a 2-room house in Jim Hutchings' wagon yard, where they lived several years. On the following Sunday morning, he took a job sawing wood for $5 per day. But by Monday he gan a dray wagon in Ada, hauling water from an artesian well near the present Valley View Hospital. For this he had 4 barrels and charged 25 cents per barrel. He also unloaded lumber cars and did light hauling. He worked most of the day and usually hauled water at night. The family never farmed, but worked at public works. The children attended Ada schools. Several years later, C.T. Loman had a grocery store where Duke and Ayres Store is now located. Mr. Loman owned two lots at 18th Street and Johnston Ave. The family home was built on one, then in 1927 he opened the Keep-U-Neat Cleaners on the other lot. After his death, the land was sold. His son, Theodore, moved the cleaners to the present location at 14th Street and Johnston Ave."

The heading immediately following this is for a Dora Casa Loman:

"Mrs. Dora Casa Loman, born 10 Sept 1879 in Medford, TX, came to Pontotoc Co. in 1893 with her parents, James and Virginia (Harrison)Holloway. She married Henry H. Loman (as recorded in District Courthouse in Ardmore): Henry Loman, Knox, 22 married Dora Holoway, Ada, 19 on 17 July 1899. Their children: Roy Loman, Myrtle Loman Duke, and Gladys Loman Jackson. Henry Loman, born 4 Jan 1879, died 26 June 1946. Dora Holloway Loman died 18 Dec 1976.

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