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GENEALOGY
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Alonzo
Lester
Loftin

(1876 - 1937)

William Alexander
Loftin

(1851 - 1939)

James
Franklin
Loftin

(1827 - 1864)

Thomas
Loftin

(1798 - 185?)

James
Loftin

(1768 - 1836)

John
Loftin

(1740 - 1793)

Cornelius
Loftin III

(1714 - 1785)

Cornelius
Loftin II

(1675 - 1735)

Cornelius
Loftin I

(1648 - 1735)

Leonard
"Laughton"
Loftin

(1610 - 1678)
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Alonzo & Ida's
Children
Were:

Charlie
Roosevelt
Loftin

(1905 - 1988)

Theodore
Roosevelt
Loftin

(1906 - 1969)

Sadie
Elizabeth
Loftin

(1909 - 2007)

Willie
Thelma
Loftin

(1911 - 1977)

Callie
Elma
Loftin

(1911 - 1992)

Sallie
Allie
Loftin

(1813 - 1986)

Daisy
Pearl
Loftin

(1914 - 1994)

Michael
Whitener
Loftin

(1916 - 1949)

Sam
William
Loftin

(1918 - 1979)

Oscar
Sherrill
Loftin

(1920 - 1986)

Glennie
Frances
Loftin

(1926 - 2015)

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FAMILY
NAMES

LOFTIN:
Beatty
Corzine
Cranford
Fisher
Givens
Harwell
Kaiser
Lanier
Lomax
McCorkle
Rudisill
Sherrill
Upright
Washington
Work


SETZER:
Aderholdt
Barringer
Bovey
Bushart
Deal
Heavner
Herman
Ikert
Miller
Motz
Rankin
Witherspoon

GOBLE:
Babst/Bobst
Douglas
Faber
Fink
Fulbright
Hefner
Meinhert
Miller
Muller
Pabst/Bobst
Robinson

JOHNSON:
Corzine
Fink
Hamilton
Kaiser
Leslie
Lewis
Moore
Sherrill
Upright
Wilkinson

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Charlie Roosevelt Loftin

 

 

Born: 22 Oct 1905, Catawba County, NC
Died:  30 Sep 1988, Catawba County, NC

 

 

                           

Charlie Roosevelt Loftin was born 22 Oct 1905 in Catawba County, NC.  He was the first child born to Alonzo Lester Loftin and Ida Lillian Setzer.  Alonzo was a staunch Republican, so when his son was born, Alonzo decided Charlie had to have "Roosevelt" as his middle name.  Charlie was infant baptized at the Catawba Methodist Church on 25 Oct 1906.

                             

(Right) Four of Alonzo Lester Loftin
& Ida Lillian Setzer's Childre

Charlie Roosevelt Loftin
Theodore Roosevelt Loftin, Sadie Elizabeth Loftin
Sallie Allie Loftin

 

 

In time Charlie married Edna Jones.  Edna was born 16 Sep 1905.
 
 



Charlie & Edna had two children:

Name Birth
Date
Death
Date
Spouse
Paul
Roosevelt
Loftin
05 Mar 1927 05 Jan 1982 Mildred
Allen
Elsie Louise
Loftin
02 Dec 1928   T. A.
Potter
                             
 
 

Charlie Roosevelt Loftin & Edna Jones' Wedding License

 
 
 
                             
                             

Charlie & Edna at their home on E. Bandys Rd. in Catawba County, NC.

 
 
 

Charlie with Louise (left) and Paul (right)

                             
 

Charlie with Louise (left) and Paul (right)

 
 
 
The 1940 Census shows Charlie and Edna living on Setzer Road in Catawba County, NC, on a farm that they owned.  The value of the house was $200.  Charlie & Edna were 34 years old - Paul was 13 - and Louise was 11.  The Census shows that the highest level of education for Charlie was 7th grade, but for Edna it was the 2nd year of High School.  Paul was currently in the 6th grade and Louise was in the 5th grade.  Charlie worked long hours (60) on the farm and reported his income for 1939 as $0.
 

1940 Catawba County Census

 
Home
Value
Last Name First Name Relation Sex Age Wd
Md
S
*
Sch
Birth **
Hrs
Wkd
Occup. Industry Wks
Wkd
1939
Wages
for
1939
$200 Loftin Charley R. Head F 34 M 7 NC 60 Farmer Farm 52 $0
  ----- Edna J. Son M 34 M H2 NC          
  ----- Paul Son M 13 S 6 NC          
  ----- Louise Daughter F 11 S 5 NC          
* Highest Grade of School Completed: H2 is 2nd year of High School
** The Number of Hours Worked during the week of March 24 - 30, 1940
 
 
 

Charlie's father, Alonzo, owned much property in the area of the family home on Sherrills Ford Rd. and E. Bandys Rd.  Alonzo owned and operated Loftin’s Fish Lakes and the family would have big “get-togethers” there.  During the depression, Alonzo lost the property to Kannie (Candes) Witherspoon Shufford. 

Charlie worked the field near the ponds and eventually was able to purchase the lakes and surrounding property on E. Bandy’s Rd. for himself.   

                             
                             

Charlie with nephew, Billy Ray Loftin
Charlie at his house

                             
                             
                             

Edna works on the family farm

                             
                             

Louise & Paul Roosevelt Loftin

  

                             

Oil painting by Peggy Loftin Brotherton of Loftin's Fish Lakes
Folks came from far-and-wide to fish at the lakes
There was a shack where Charlie sold bait, as well as drinks and snacks

 
 
 

Charlie (2nd from left) enjoys the enthusiasm of some young men
who have been fishing at the lake

 
                             

(Below) Charlie's wife, Edna Jones Loftin

     

                             
 

Charlie and Edna as they grew older

 

 
 

(Below) Charlie & Edna enjoying the swing on the
front porch of their tent at the Balls Creek Campground in 1986,
just two years before Charlie's death in 1988

 
 

Charlie & Edna's home on E. Bandys Rd. in Catawba County, NC

 

 
 
Charlie died 30 Sep 1988.  Edna died 19 Nov 2001.  They are buried at Mathis Chapel Baptist Church in Catawba County, NC.
 

                             
 

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If you have photos or additional information about Charlie Roosevelt Loftin, please contact me.

A special thanks to Louise Loftin Potter and Willie Goble Loftin for photos of Charlie and his family.