The collection consists of correspondence, essays, bibliographical notes,
bound volumes, and ephemera either pertaining to or collected by Joseph C. Loughran.
The majority of the items relate to Utah history from the 1860s to the 1940s and
focus on Weber County, particularly the Ogden area.
Joseph Clarence Loughran was born in Saunders County, Nebraska, on July 26, 1873.
His parents were Joseph Fox Loughran (1850-1938), a native of County Tyrone,
Northern Ireland, and English immigrant Margaret Hayes. Loughran served with the
Utah Light Artillery, Battery C, during the Spanish-American War. After settling in
Utah he worked as a railway carman. He married Mildred Luciel Toyer (1884-1974), the
widow of Hyrum Harper (1880-1919), sometime after 1919. Loughran died in Ogden,
Utah, on May 17, 1957.
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