Biography of Malcolm and Louise Loring

Extracted from

Bates College, Lewiston MAINE: Vital Statistics: Deatths: Class of 1928

Louise Hersey Loring, June 25, 1997

A cum laude graduate with honors in Latin and math, Louise Hersey Loring was a homemaker, living in Colorado, Washington and Oregon, where her husband and classmate, J. Malcolm Loring '28, worked for the U.S. Forest Service. Her interest in genealogy was more than a hobby as she completed major studies on five families, tracing her own roots to the Mayflower. She and her husband collected geological information and coauthored Pictographs and Petroglyphs of the Oregon Country (1982), now in its third printing at UCLA. Mrs. Loring was a member of the Mayflower Society, the Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Oregon Archeological Society, Oregon Geologic Forum, the American Rock Art Research Assn., Oregon Historical Society, and she was a 29-year member of the U.S. Forest Service Club. A faithful attendant at the North Bend Presbyterian Church, she was described as "a remarkable lady...she cared deeply for everyone she knew." Among her survivors are son John, daughters Priscilla and Janet, 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 1991.

View a newsletter article titled "Couples Four-Decade Pursuit of Native American Art Preserves Timeless Treasures", describing the Lorings research. View page1, page2 and page3 of the article.

The Malcolm & Louise Loring Grant.