On May 14, 1908, Bud and Emma became the parents of a son, Harry and on April 27, 1912, a daughter, Elva, was born.
In 1918 Emma Loomis was appointed postmaster and served Humptulips in that capacity for thiry years. With two children, a house, the store, and the post office to look after,, she was a very busy person. Still she found time to serve on the School Board for eighteen years. Through box socials and other money-making events, she helped raise the money to equip the school's domestic science kitchen.
While his herd of cattle increased to between 250 and 300 head, Bud was acquiring more land. He was progressive, being the first in the community to rent a 60 H.P. bulldozer. After clearing twenty acres, covered with second-growth timber, in ten days, he enthusiastically advised other settlers to make use of this powerful machine.
After some years of raising cattle and operating the store and post office, Bud and Emma Loomis purchased a large, two-story building at the corner of 8th and K Streets in Hoquiam. This they leased for business purposes.
Meanwhile their son Harry had graduated from Hoquiam High Schol in 1925 and from Oregon State College in 1930, taking additional courses at Oregon Medical School and University of Oregon. He then secured his pharmacy license both in Washington and in Oregon.
Owing to the death of his uncle in Portland, and his Aunt Steela Larkin's consequent loneliness, Harry lived with her for some time and worked in drug stores there. However, during the depression, business was so bad in Hoquiam that, as leases expired, the Loomises found it necessary to take over their store building. It was then that Harry decided to open his own drug store.
That summer he divided his time between working on the ranch and helping with the carpenter work on the inside of his store. On Labor Day, 1935, he opened the Loomis Drug Store in the room now occupied by his fountain and coffee shop. After repairing the foundation of the building and remodeling the downstairs corner at 8th and K, Harry moved his drug business to that more prominent location.
Having purchases a portion of the Lee Allman property on the Humptulips River, back of his father's place, Harry built a good sized bachelor's cabin there. When it was finished, Loomises loaded the furniture and some lumber on the wagon. They had just reached their destination and the ropes that held the load together had been removed, when the horses ran away. The ice box, stove, and cedar chest were dumped and ruined. Lumber was strewn about the yard. Then the horses ran straddle of a large tree, and the impact tore the harness and allowed the wagon to be wrecked. There hadn't been a runaway in the neighborhood in years.