Welcome to our Loofbourrow Website.   This site is focused around the Descendants and Ancestors of James Shanks Loofbourrow (1847-1907) and Mary Catherine Syfert (1845-1940), yet is contains interesting and valuable information on other ancestors.  Information dating back to the 1600's.  

James was the son of David Loofbourrow II (1799-1876) and the grandson of David Loofbourrow (1755-1846). James and Mary had several Children:

  • Laura Maud (1867-1868)
  • Irven Elmer (1868-1943)
  • John Abner (1872-1966)
  • Ella Jane (1876-1963)
  • Joseph David (1879-1966)
  • James Carl 1883-1903)
  • Benjamin Rex (187-1972)

This site has a growing amount of information, including a section on Genealogy.   A photo archive of about 1,600 photos and 300 documents.  Additionally, there are audio recordings, books, various newsletters, newspaper articles, and other family history.  

While James Shanks Loofbourrow and Mary Catherine (Syfert) Loofbourrow and the Loofbourrow family as a whole are a centeral focus of the website, our family branches also contains considerable depth and informaiton on:  Agnew, Barker, Day, Rittenhouse, Shanks, and Syfert. 

All suggestions and comments are welcome, just use the "Contact" webpage.

Ron Snow

Holiday Memories

A few years ago we collected holiday stories from several of our cousins and relatives and gathered them into a 35 page collection. These include stories from the turn of the century (1900) and some as recent as a few years ago. There are stories from our relatives in Iowa, Oklahoma, many from southern California area and up at Hollister. You older ones will enjoy the memories and you younger ones will get a glimpse of family Christmas' past. I hope you enjoy!

Down load the Holiday Memories collection. If you have an iPad you can download it and save it as an iBook. Most of you will probably just print it.


Thanks to fantastic family involvement in helping capture our family history, and the diligent and hard work of decades by Margie, we all now have a rich family history document that includes: interesting charts, Family Trees, Ancestor and Descendants charts, and lots of details on our ancestors..

Interested? Check out the new 2nd edition of our Family Genealogy by Margie (Hockaday) Kinnaman or try our online Family Genealogy. This online data has a security check that prohibits seeing 'living' people but it does show our history and ancestors. Contact Ron for more details.

Gift Idea

First, the new 2nd edition of our Family Genealogy by Margie (Hockaday) Kinnaman. Margie is our family historian and this 520 page hardcover has our family history dating back to the 1600s to present.   It is sold at cost and available here at Lulu, they print and ship in about 10-14 days.

Thanks to Bob and Rich Day, Royal Day's sons, Ron Snow has transcribed and annotated Royal's 1918 diary, a diary he wrote when turning 18, graduating from High School, and starting College and adulthood.  This hardcover is sold at cost and available here at Lulu.