Cowley County Heritage Book Page 252
Thomas Joseph O'Loughlin (1818-1919) was born in the Parish of Oughagower, County Mayo, Ireland. With his three brothers-Peter, Luke, and Michael-he emigrated to America in 184 1, settling in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he married Margaret Day-born in County Limerick, Ireland-in 1848. They had four children-Peter, Thomas, Johanna, and John Edward. The family moved in I B57 to Coal Creek, Red Vermillion Township, Nemaha County, Kansas. Thomas served in the Kansas militia and also helped to subdue the Indians. He came to Hays, Kansas, in 1892.
Thomas' son, John E. O'Loughlin (1865-1933) found himself stranded near Hays, Kansas, April 1, 1885, when the Percheron stallion he sold for $1,200 died before delivery. Penniless, he found work as a stone mason in Hays-later becoming a farmer and rancher northwest of Hays. John E. O'Loughlin married 08-25-1890 Mary Ellen McIntosh (1870-1938) daughter of James and Cordelia Byers McIntosh. She was born in Henry County, Iowa. John served as a member of the Kansas legislature for two terms and became proprietor of one of the largest motor car agencies in Western Kansas.
Mary EHen's father, James McIntosh (1843-1929), was born in Bantam, Ohio. He enlisted in the 184th Ohio Volunteers and served for the entire period of the Civil War. He was discharged at Bridgeport, Alabama 05-24-1865. He married Cardelta Byers 04-08-1867 and settled in Illinois. In 1884, with five children, the McIntosh family moved to Rome-west of Hays, Kansas. John and Mary O'Loughlin had eight children: Thomas J., Margaret A., Kathryn E., Cordelia, Mary Jane, John E. Jr., Joseph J., and a baby girl. Kathryn Ellen O'Loughlin McCarthy, wife of State Senator Daniel McCarthy, became Sixth District Kansas Congresswoman-the first woman to be elected to Congress from Kansas.
Mary Jane O'Loughlin married B.A. Tubbs 01-05-1921 in Hays. There were seven children. Two died when infants: Charles Howard and Janice Eileen. The Tubbs family moved to Arkansas City, Kansas, in 1938 when B.A. purchased the Chevrolet dealership.
John married Ruby (Rusty) Van Brunt in 1946. Joe died single in 1960. B.A. Jr. married Beverly Trace in 1957. Mary Ann married Richard Wortman in 1953. Tom married Joan Zaworski in 1952.
John operated Tubbs Motor and retired upon its closing in 1989. He lives in Arkansas City.
B.A. Jr. had five children-Daniel, Joseph, Jerry, Steven, and Brian.He is presently living in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Mary Ann married Richard K. Wortman and they have one child: Kevin Bruce Wortman. They reside in Arkansas City.
Tom had six children-Thomas, Mary Jo, Terrence, Timothy, John, and Janet. He resided in Sheffield Lake, Ohio.
Submitted by Mary Ann (Tubbs) Wortman
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