LOOBY/LUBY Family

Photos is Elizabeth (Hueston) Luby, wife of Peter Looby/Luby

My Irish LOOBY/LUBY Family

I’ve been researching my St. Louis, Missouri Luby/Looby family for several years. I have many documents I’ve acquired and will upload them to this site as time permits.

I have a photo of my great-great grandmother, Elisabeth (Huston/Hueston) Luby, who was born in Ireland in 1850. She was the wife of Peter Looby. (Peter changed the spelling of his name to LUBY.) This photo was taken in St. Louis, Missouri in 1910, shortly before her death.

This the The Story of Peter and Elisabeth Luby that my cousin Diane Scollay wrote after our Grandma Whitelaw told Diane about our Looby ancestors.
“Maudie, my grandmother, was a storyteller who had stored in her memory an extensive library of personal and family experiences. With little or usually no encouragement, she would recite the familiar words as she sat on the edge of her chair, her feet barely touching the floor. I watched her deeply wrinkled face brighten as she conjured up the images from the past……

“Did I ever tell you about Pete Looby? He was your great-grandfather. He took all his cattle to be branded to what is now downtown St. Louis. The streets were just dirt then. Pete had a big herd of cattle and thought he was finally set. He had to go mail a letter so he asked an acquaintance who was also waiting to have his cattle branded, ‘Hey, Sam!’ Would you watch my cattle for me?”’

‘Sure, Pete Glad to do it.’

‘Well, old Pete Looby came back about a half-hour later and couldn’t find his cattle. He came up to Sam and said ‘Where’s my cattle, Sam?’

‘What you talkin’ about Pete? I ain’t got your cattle!’ ‘What do you mean? Those cattle are all I have in the world. You dirty dog. You took my cattle!’ You’ve ruined my life.”’

Dramatically, Grandma would lean back in her chair and place her hands on her knees. Looking at me intently, she’d say “Old Grandpa Looby went home, told Grandma Looby what happened, sat down in his chair, and never worked another day in his life. Grandma Looby had to take in wash so their children wouldn’t starve. All they had to eat was mush. If it hadn’t been for the neighbors helping out, they would have.

I try to imagine my great-great grandmother, shown above, taking in wash and trying to survive and raise her 3 daughters with a husband who would not work!”

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On the list of deaths on microfilm in the St. Louis Co. Library, there are 2 lines drawn thru the name Luby and LOOBY is written above.  Then there is a notation written above saying “name was changed by attached application of son-in-law Thos. D. Whitelaw.”  This PROVES that our Peter Luby did indeed change the spelling of his surname from LOOBY to LUBY – why, we don’t know.  He must have changed the spelling  between 1869 & 1875. This information has allowed me to connect our Luby family with the Looby family of St. Louis.

I have shown below an outline descendant chart for the father of my Peter Looby/Luby and his brother William Looby, both who were born in Ireland and who immigrated to St. Louis, Missouri by 1863. I have found many records for members of the Luby & Looby families.

 Descendants of ? Looby

1 ? Looby

….. 2 Peter Looby/Luby b: 1840 in Ireland d: 03 Nov 1906 in St. Louis, MO

……… +Elizabeth Bridget Heuston b: 15 Aug 1843 in Ireland m: 1863 in St. Louis, MO d: 18 Mar 1910 in St. Louis, Missouri (Photo above)

…………. 3 Johanna M. Looby/Luby b: 05 Oct 1864 in St. Louis, Missouri d: 08 Nov 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri

…………….. +Thomas David Whitelaw b: 04 Mar 1862 in Neath, Glamorgan County, Wales, Neath, Volume 11a Page 467 m: 16 Apr 1884 in St. Louis, MO d: 21 Oct 1933 in St. Louis, MO

……………….. 4 Jane Elizabeth “Bessie” Whitelaw b: 08 Sep 1884 d: 1971

…………………… +E. L. Marxer

……………….. 4 Thomas Rees Whitelaw b: 01 Dec 1885 in St. Louis, MO d: 15 Aug 1947 in St. Louis, MO

…………………… +Martha “Maude” Elizabeth Wirtz b: 15 Dec 1886 in St. Louis, MO m: 08 Jan 1908 in St. Louis, MO d: 16 Jun 1981 in St. Louis, MO

………………………. 5 Thomas David Whitelaw b: 31 Jul 1908 in St. Louis, Missouri d: 13 Aug 1994 in St. Louis, Missouri

………………………….. +Agnes Catherine Anglin b: 28 Oct 1905 d: 14 Dec 1974

………………………. 5 Mary Virginia Whitelaw b: 02 Feb 1910 in St. Louis, Missouri d: 08 Aug 1993 in St. Louis, Missouri

………………………….. +Vincent Lang m: Abt. 1930 in St. Louis, MO

………………………. 5 Baby Whitelaw b: Abt. Nov 1910 in St. Louis, Missouri d: 19 Nov 1914 in St. Louis, Missouri

………………………. 5 Hannah Elizabeth Whitelaw b: 12 Sep 1911 in St. Louis, Missouri d: 22 Jun 1995 in St. Louis, Missouri

………………………….. +Bud Brown

………………………. *2nd Husband of Hannah Elizabeth Whitelaw:

………………………….. +Ed Birkle b: 27 Feb 1909 m: Abt. 1942 d: 04 Mar 1983

………………………. 5 Alexander Gunn Whitelaw b: Abt. 1914 in St. Louis, Missouri d: in St. Louis, Missouri

………………………. 5 Baby Whitelaw b: 18 Nov 1914 in St. Louis, Missouri d: 18 Nov 1914 in St. Louis City, Missouri

………………………. 5 Alexander Gunn Whitelaw b: 11 Nov 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri d: 23 Mar 1997

………………………….. +Rosemary F. Tudor b: 1921 d: 11 Apr 1982

………………………. 5 Janet Page Whitelaw b: 19 Jun 1919 in St. Louis, Missouri

………………………….. +Bob Scollay m: 02 Jun 1945 d: 07 Jan 2003 in St. Louis, MO

………………………. 5 Jessie Louise Whitelaw b: 19 Apr 1921 in St. Louis, MO d: 26 Feb 1991 in St. Louis County, MO

………………………….. +Edsel Arthur Hatfield b: 02 Jan 1919 in East Alton, Madison Co., IL m: 10 Oct 1942 in Camp Robinson, Pulaski County, Arkansas d: 05 Jul 2007 in St. Louis City, Missouri

………………………. 5 John Lee Whitelaw b: 06 Mar 1923 in St. Louis, Missouri d: 24 Nov 1989 in Flat River, Missouri

………………………….. +Dorothy Pat ?

………………………. 5 Martha Rees “Peggy” Whitelaw b: 21 May 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri

………………………….. +Chester Freebersyser m: 04 Oct 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri d: 09 Oct 2004 in Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri

……………….. 4 James Alexander Whitelaw b: 26 Feb 1887 in St. Louis, Missouri d: 03 Mar 1969 in Hialeah, Dade Co., Florida

…………………… +Alice ? b: Abt. 1893 d: Bef. 1969

……………….. 4 Agnes Maude Whitelaw b: 12 Mar 1891 d: Mar 1971 in St. Louis City, Missouri

……………….. 4 Jessie Louise Whitelaw b: 13 Sep 1896 d: 1981

…………………… +C. B. Slade

……………….. 4 Jane Matilda Whitelaw b: 08 Jul 1899 d: Dec 1977 in St. Louis City, Missouri

…………. 3 William Luby b: 1865 in St. Louis, Missouri d: 02 Nov 1865 in St. Louis, Missouri

…………. 3 Peter Luby b: Jan 1867 d: 27 Nov 1936 in St. Louis, MO

…………. 3 Edward Luby b: 1868 in St. Louis County, Missouri d: 1868 in St. Louis County, Missouri

…………. 3 Rose Ann M. Luby b: 15 Jan 1869 in St. Louis, Missouri d: 05 May 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri

…………….. +William Guthridge d: in St. Louis, MO

……………….. 4 George Guthridge

……………….. 4 William Guthridge

……………….. 4 Leo Guthridge

……………….. 4 Walter Guthridge

……………….. 4 Rosemary Elizabeth Guthridge b: 24 Apr 1903 in St. Louis Co., Missouri

…………………… +? Vernell

……………….. 4 Edward V. Guthridge b: 1893 d: 04 Apr 1928

…………………… +?

………………………. 5 Dorothea Guthridge

…………. 3 May Luby b: Jun 1872 d: 07 Feb 1905 in St. Louis, MO

…………. 3 Elizabeth “Eliza” Luby b: 16 Feb 1875 in St. Louis, Missouri d: 1876 in St. Louis, Missouri

In the LDS Microfilms, 1903461, 1903462, & 1903463 I found the records of St. Michael’s Church in St. Louis, Missouri. Pg. 188, 1875 – LUBY, Elizabeth, born Feb. 16th, 1875, daughter of Peter LUBY and Elizabeth HEUSTON. Sponsor: F. C. Harvis and Bridget Shean

…………. 3 William “Willie” Patrick Luby b: 02 Feb 1877 in St. Louis, Missouri

In the LDS Microfilms, 1903461, 1903462, & 1903463 I found the records of St. Michael’s Church in St. Louis, Missouri. 1875 – LUBY, William, born Feb. 22, 1877, son of Peter LUBY and Elizabeth HEUSTON. Sponsor: Patrick Murphy and Johanna Luby

…………….. +Lydia Rogers b: Jan 1876 in PA

……………….. 4 William Edward Luby b: 18 Feb 1904 in Elwood, Indiana d: 08 Jun 1956 in San Bernardino Co., CA

…………………… +? Shane

………………………. 5 Roger Luby

………………………. 5 Billy Luby

………………………. 5 Marianne Luby b: 20 Aug 1937 in Toronto, Ohio d: 08 Mar 1984 in Orange Co., CA

………………………. 5 Karen Lydia Luby b: 12 Jul 1944 in San Bernardino Co., California

…………. 3 Elizabeth “Lizzie” Luby b: 08 Jul 1879 in St. Louis, Missouri d: 07 Jan 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri

…………. 3 Mary Cecelia Luby b: 08 Jun 1883 in St. Louis, Missouri

In the LDS Microfilms, 1903461, 1903462, & 1903463 I found the Baptism records of St. Michael’s Church in St. Louis, Missouri. It says: June 24, 1883. Mary Cecelia, daughter of Peter LUBY & Elizabeth HEUSTON, born June 8. Sponsor: Patrick White & Elizabeth Doody. Paster: A. Eustace.

…………….. +Alexander Gunn Whitelaw b: 13 Jul 1868 in Wales d: 07 May 1938

…………. 3 ? Luby b: Unknown

….. 2 William Looby b: 1844 in County Cork, Ireland d: 19 Sep 1880 in St. Louis, Missouri

……… +Ellen Slattery b: 1846 in County Cork, Ireland m: Abt. 1865 in St Louis (?) d: 08 Mar 1899 in St. Louis, MO

…………. 3 John Joseph Looby b: 24 Jun 1866 in St. Louis, Missouri d: 19 Aug 1918 in St. Louis, Missouri

…………….. +Mary Ann Horgan b: 1870 in Missouri m: 1890 in St. Louis, Misouri d: 20 Oct 1948 in St. Louis, Missouri

……………….. 4 ? Looby

……………….. 4 ? Looby

……………….. 4 ? Looby

……………….. 4 ? Looby

……………….. 4 M. Looby b: 08 Feb 1903 in St. Louis Co., Missouri

……………….. 4 William R. Looby b: 1891 in Missouri d: 07 Mar 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri

…………………… +Minnie ? b: 1891 d: 20 Aug 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri

……………….. 4 (Infant) Looby b: 1893 in St. Louis, Missouri d: 07 Apr 1893 in St. Louis, Missouri

……………….. 4 John Joseph Looby b: 1894 in Missouri d: 19 Jan 1949 in St. Louis, Missouri

…………………… +Ellen Medley m: 1915

………………………. 5 George Thomas Looby b: 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri d: 1984 in St. Louis, Missouri

………………………….. +?

………………………. 5 Cathern Looby b: 1917 d: 1988

………………………….. +? Stapher

………………………. 5 Helen Marie Looby b: 1920 d: 1997

………………………….. +?

………………………. *2nd Husband of Helen Marie Looby:

………………………….. +?

………………………. 5 Arthur John Looby b: 1921 d: 1973

………………………….. +Ruthanne Cooper

………………………. 5 Charlotte Rose Looby b: 1928

………………………….. +?

……………….. 4 Peter Gregory Looby b: 12 Mar 1900 in Missouri d: 06 Aug 1973 in St. Louis, Missouri

…………………… +Helen ?

………………………. 5 Bill Looby

………………………. 5 June Looby

………………………. 5 Anna Mae Looby

………………………. 5 Helen Looby

……………….. 4 Charles J. Looby b: 1903 d: 30 Jun 1963 in St. Louis, Missouri

…………………… +Marguerite ? b: 1899 d: 10 Jan 1977 in St. Louis

……………….. 4 Leo F. Looby b: 1907 in Missouri d: 02 Dec 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri

……………….. 4 Frank Looby b: 1913 in Missouri

…………. 3 William J. Looby b: 1868 in St. Louis, Missouri d: 01 Sep 1892 in St. Louis, Missouri

…………. 3 Johanna Looby b: 1869 in St. Louis, Missouri d: 26 Dec 1961 in St. Louis, Missouri

…………. 3 Peter Joseph Looby b: 1871 in St. Louis, Missouri d: 25 Jun 1883 in St. Louis., MO

…………. 3 James Looby b: 1874 d: 09 Jul 1874 in St. Louis, Missouri

…………. 3 Kate Looby b: 1875 d: 17 Oct 1876 in St. Louis, Missouri

…………. 3 Mary Josie Looby b: 1878 in St. Louis, Missouri d: Aft. 1883

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Passenger List for Peter LOOBY (shown as LUBE).

Just last week, I found the Passenger List that lists my GG grandfather Peter LOOBY! His name is spelled LUBE! He arrived in New York on June 18, 1855. His place of origin was Ireland. He sailed on the ship Excelsior.

 

 

5 Responses to “LOOBY/LUBY Family”

  1. Charmaine says:

    I am looking for a David Matthew Luby in MO. Age is around 37. Could you help with that?

  2. meg says:

    Very interesting! Are the Luby’s of St. Louis related to the Looby’s of Boston by any chance?

  3. I have no knowledge of the Looby family of Boston. I do know that my Luby family originally spelled the name Looby. They immigrated to America directly from Ireland in about 1863. If you can give me more information about your Looby family I can see if we have a connection. I would need full names and dates of birth, marriage, and death.

    Elaine

  4. Kim Looby says:

    Hello!

    I am a direct descendant of Arthur Looby and Ruthanne (Cooper) Looby. This page just kept me from hours of research. I would love to share information and would love to see any scans you have. Didn’t know my family was so big! My brother and I are the last of the Loobys from that direct line and the name may end with us.

    I would love to get in contact!

    Kim

  5. Elaine Powell says:

    Hi Kim,

    I am so glad to hear from you! I will email you directly and we can share Looby info.
    Regards,
    Elaine Powell