Hi Karen; I emailed this to you, but just incase your email has changed, I posted it here, also for others on the same search.
I don't have alot of information for you about Lawrence Looby. But I will share what I know.
My Great Grandfather was Charles August Ballman, he was orphaned in 1868 in Brooklyn New York. Lawrence Looby adopted him when he was about 5 or 6 years old. Lawrence owned a feed lot and raised cattle. Charles August Ballman had two blood sibblings, John and Mary. Mary married a gentleman with the last name of Ross, don't have a first name. They had several chidren, but I don't know all of them, and infact the only one I have is Frank. John Ballman was a painter and we think a police officer in New York and died in 1912.
Lawrences Looby's blood son, Charles L, married Lidia Coady.
How all this relates to me/you.
Charles August Ballman married Mary Ann Walsh. Mary Ann Walsh had several sibblings that came from Tinnascolly, The Rower, Kilkenny, Ireland. Mary Ann's sister, Ann Walsh married Tom Coady, they had several children... Eddy, Frank, Hurst, John, Katie, Lidia, Peter, and Tommy.
Another sibbling was Katherine Walsh, who married Mike Tiereny. They had children named John, Katherine, Steven and Tom. Mike Tiereny was killed in an auto accident with his daughter Katherine, when they were coming home from church.
And another sibbling Patrick Walsh born 1882 married Bridget __(I think it is Larky, not sure)____? don't know the last name.
Their children are...Cecilia, Katherine, Mary, Stephen and Leo. I only have a year of birth for Leo of 1909.
Leo Walsh owned a business in Elkhart, Illinois "Elkhart Oil Company" Leo was in business with Fenton Craner. The phone number from way back then was 3181 (that is short I know, but that really was the number)
I am presently trying to make some headway on this part of the tree, so if you find more information, I would appreciat it, if you would share. I have also connected with a professional genealogist that thinks he may be able to connect our COADY relatives to his, in which case he has traced his back to William the Conquor....so I will keep you informed on that.
Hope this helps with your search.