Selected Families and Individuals


Walter David LOONEY [Parents] was born 1 on 27 Jun 1872 in Freestone Co., Texas. Walter married Cordelia Mae MCGLASSON.

Other marriages:
MARSHALL, Mary Ann

Cordelia Mae MCGLASSON was born 1 about 1893. Cordelia married Walter David LOONEY.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii Living.

Frederick B. LOONEY [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 22 Jan 1836 in Cumberland Co., Kentucky. He died 3 on 12 Dec 1902. Frederick married 4 Martha Ann ARNETT "Annie" on 4 Apr 1866 in Freestone Co., Texas.

Had no children (Claudia Davis).

Biography by Robert Riddle:
"F. B. Looney was a half-brother to Edward Hardin Looney. He was born in Cumberland County, Kentucky and came to Texas in 1865. He was raised on a farm in Tennessee, studied medicine and graduated in 1858. With the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in Company F, twenty seventh Tennessee Infantry as a private but was promoted at once to the position of assistant surgeon. He practiced medicine for about ten years. He then studied law and became a lawyer. He served in the Texas State House of Representatives for some time. Someone asked him if he weren't some kind of lawyer. He replied "Hell damn no, I'm not "some kind of lawyer", I'm a damn good one." He was almost 40 years older than his half-brother E. H. Looney."

Looney, Frederick B
Private—Enlisted in Co. H, 12th Arkansas Cavalry, in Ashley county, Arkansas, December 19, 1863; detailed to extra duty as acting assistant surgeon, February 1, 1864; present, extra duty, February 29, 1864; captured at Jefferson City, Missouri, October 8, 1864; confined at U.S. Military Prison, Fort Delaware; exchanged at Fort Monroe, Virginia, January 6, 1865; born January 22, 1836; died December 12, 1902; married Mary Annie Arnett.

Martha Ann "Annie" ARNETT was born 1 in Sep 1847 in Florida. Annie married 2 Frederick B. LOONEY on 4 Apr 1866 in Freestone Co., Texas.


Edward Hardin "Eli" LOONEY [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 22 Jul 1875 2 in Cotton Gin, Freesteone Co., Texas 2. He died on 10 Feb 1956 2 in Arlington, Tarrant Co., Texas 2. He was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas. Eli married 3 Maude SHARPE about 1896.

Other marriages:
BRIEDEN, Elenora Mary Elizabeth

Following is a biography written by Robert Riddle:
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"Edward Hardin Looney was about five years old when his father died in 1879. His father, James W. Looney was almost 70. Edward and his sister were sent to live with their halfbrother Fredrick B. Looney. Their mother, Mary Rushing, "a little red-haired school teacher" had died soon after the birth of Ed's sister, Frances Mae, in 1876. Fredrick B. Looney was almost 40 years older than Ed. The presence of a tiny half-brother and half-sister in the household apparently created a lot of resentment. Their mother was younger than their oldest half-sister. Several of Ed's and Mae's half brothers and sisters lived in the same household at the time. Fredrick B. was a doctor and Ed called him "Bud Doc". Fredrick's wife was Martha Ann Arnett and Ed called her "Sis Annie". A half sister, Susan Looney, was "Sis Sue", and another half brother, William Riley Looney, was called "Bud Will". He may have called them "Bud" and "Sis" because he couldn't yet say "brother" and "sister" when he first knew them. Ed's older half brothers and sisters called him "Eli" and called Frances Mae "Fannie". Ed and Mae are referred to in the 1880 U. S. Census by those names. He was known to some of us as "Indaddy Looney".

Ed was not treated well. He was evidently punished often and brutally. His punishment was usually being picked up by the scruff of the neck and the seat of his pants and having his head banged against the wall. When he was about 10 years old he ran away and went to work as a water boy on the railroad. He never returned home but he would leave messages secretly to his sister in a gate post at their house in Oakwood, Leon Co., Texas. He went on to become a railroad engineer for the old Trinity and Brazos Valley Railroad, which later became part of the Great Burlington Route. In the early 1900's he was sent to Mexico to assist in training and organizing the fledgling Mexican railway system. Teague, Texas, in Freestone County, was a hub for the railroad systems running through the central part of the state. After the birth of their second child, Hylma, Ed and Lilly (Brieden) made their home there. They raised their family in Teague until 1920 when they moved to Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas.

Ed had a bad temper. On one occasion a federal inspector climbed up onto Ed's locomotive to look around. Ed didn't take kindly to this and kicked the man off the locomotive, knocking some of his teeth out. For this he was fired and was denied his retirement pension from the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

Ed, or "Indaddy Looney" as we knew him, was a Christian Scientist. At about the age of 60, his feet got tangled in some vines while walking through his garden. He fell and broke his hip. He refused any medical help on religious grounds. His hip never mended and he was hobbled for the rest of his life. He could never walk again without the help of a crutch or a cane. He refused to stay at home and become a burden to his wife, Lilly (Brieden), so he moved out of his house and into the Home for Aged Masons in Arlington, Texas. He spent the last 20 or so years of his life in the Masonic Home. He is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas.

(The information on the life of E. H. Looney is from a letter he wrote in 1948 to his son, Howard, and discussions with my mother Hylma (Looney) Riddle, my sister, Betty Jo (Riddle) Blair, and my brother Eddie J. Riddle.)"  (Robert Riddle)
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Moved from Freestone Co. to Fort Worth between Oct 1918 and 1920 (116 West Hattie Street, now (2005) 116 Pennsylvania Avenue. They were still residing there for the 1930 census.

Maude SHARPE [Parents] was born 1 in Jun 1880 in Kansas. Maude married 1 Edward Hardin LOONEY "Eli" about 1896.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.

F. ARNETT was born 1 about 1830. F. ARNETT married 2 Rebecca LOONEY.

Rebecca LOONEY [Parents] was born 1 about 1846 in Tennessee. Rebecca married 2 F. ARNETT.


Bob DAVENPORT died 1 about 1957. Bob married 1 Veva Olga LOONEY about 1950 in Handley, Tarrant Co., Texas.

Veva Olga LOONEY [Parents] was born 1 on 11 Jun 1903 in Castroville, Medina Co., Texas. She was christened on 15 Jan 1905 in St Joseph Catholic Church, San Antonio, Texas. She died on 16 Dec 1987 in Hutchinson, Kansas. Veva married 1 Bob DAVENPORT about 1950 in Handley, Tarrant Co., Texas.

Other marriages:
MOORE, Samuel Carl


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They had the following children.

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Dr. Riley Newton RIDDLE Jr. [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 8 Aug 1924 in Guthrie, Oklahoma. He died 1 on 28 May 1963 in Jim Wells Co., Texas. He was buried in 1963 in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas. Riley married 1 Winifred Marie FINCHER "Pat" on 31 Jul 1948 in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas.

"Riley, Jr. was a teenager when World War 2 began. He joined the Army after graduating from Carter-Riverside High School. He was initially sent to officer training but was pulled from that because of an emergency need for radio operators and because he had amateur radio experience. He was sent to M. I. T. for further training. After a short training program in England his unit was sent into Belgium a few days after the D-Day invasion in Normandy. He was in the 82nd Airborne Division Glider Infantry and underwent training for the Invasion.

His unit was in or near Bastogne, Belgium, when that town was surrounded by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge which began December 16, 1944. They held off the attacking Germans until they were relieved by advance elements of Patton's Third Army on the day after Christmas, 1944. They became known as "The Battered Bastards of Bastogne". Riley was a radio operator, but because the situation was so serious, they needed riflemen on the frontline. He picked up an M1 rifle and fought as an infantry soldier. Because he was pressed into service as an infantry rifleman he earned the Combat Rifleman's Badge during the battle. He was later awarded the Bronze Star for actions during the battle. His army service number is: 18218388. He was discharged from the Army in 1946 with the rank of T-5 (technician 5th class), equivalent, I think, to corporal.

After the war he graduated from TCU with a Pre Med degree and received his MD degree from the UT Medical School at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas. He served his internship at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. He opened his medical practice in Alice, Jim Wells Co., Texas, in the early 50's and was there for about 10 years. For several years before his death he was Public Health Officer for Jim Wells County.

He was killed in an automobile accident returning to Alice from seeing a patient in San Diego, Texas. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas." (Robert Riddle)

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They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii Living.
  M iii
Riley Newton Riddle RIDDLE III was born 1 on 10 Dec 1954 in Alice, Texas. He was cremated 1 on 21 Feb 2003 in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas. He died 1 on 19 Feb 2003 in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas. He was buried 1 on 21 Feb 2003 in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas.
  M iv Living.
  F v Living.

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