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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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Arthur
Lee's
Siblings:


Alonzo
Lester
Loftin

(1876 - 1937)

Mary
Frances
Loftin

(1978 - 1958)

Zettie
Wilson
Loftin

(1881 - 1956)

Arthur
Lee
Loftin

(1884 - 1950)

W. Garland
Loftin

(1887 - 1912)

Hattie
Pearl
Loftin

(1890 - 1966)

Cordie
Bland
Loftin

(1894 - 1981)

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Frances Bernice Loftin

 

Born: 21 Oct 1916, Catawba County, NC
Died:  09 Oct 2012, Newton, Catawba County, NC

 

Frances Bernice Loftin was the sixth child born to Arthur Lee Loftin and Alice Josephine Gilleland.  Bernice was born 21 Oct 1916 in Catawba County, NC.

 
 
Children of Arthur Lee Loftin and Alice Josephine Gilleland
Name  Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Infant Son Loftin 19 Aug 1907 19 Sep 1907  
Lois Virginia Loftin 13 Dec 1908   Preston Mundy
Zettie Marie Loftin 16 Dec 1910   Herman Flake Robinson
Glenn Lee Loftin 01 Dec 1912 24 Dec 1981 Oda Bell Stewart
William Ray Loftin 19 Aug 1914 02 Oct 1988 Martha Null
Frances Bernice Loftin 21 Oct 1916 09 Oct 2012 Raymond Eugene Gilmer
Coyte James Loftin 08 May 1918 16 Feb 1992 Kathleen Morrow
Willard Gilleland Loftin 09 Dec 1919 17 Apr 1921 (died in infancy)
Foy Max Loftin, PFC 24 Jul 1921 01 Dec 1943  
Helen Josephine Loftin 15 Jun 1926   Willard White
                             
 
 
 

The 1920 Census shows Lee and Josie living in the Catawba Township of Catawba County.  They had seven children: Lois V. (Virginia) age 11, Zettie M. (Marie) age 9, Glenn L. (Lee) age7, William R. (Ray) age 5, Frances B. (Bernice) age 3 2/12, Coyte J. (James) age 1 6/12 and Willard G. (Gilleland) 4/12.  Lee was 34 and Josie was 28.  Glenn (spelled "Gleene" on the Census) was misidentified as a "daughter".

 

1920 Catawba County Census

 
Name Relation Home Sex Race Age S/M/W Read
Write
Birth Occupation Occupation
Last First Own
Rent
House
Farm
Loftin Lee O. Head O F M W 34 M Yes NC Farmer General Farm
----- Jocie A Wife     F W 28 M Yes NC none  
----- Lois V. Daughter     F W 11 S Yes NC none  
----- Zettie M. Daughter     F W 9 S   NC none  
----- Gleene L. Daughter     F W 7 S   NC none  
----- William R. Son     M W 5 S   NC none  
----- Frances B. Daughter     F W 3 2/12 S   NC none  
----- Coyt J. Son     M W 1 6/12 S   NC none  
----- Willard G. Son     M W 4/12 S   NC none  
 
 
 
The 1930 Census shows Lee Loftin living in the Catawba Township of Catawba County near his brother Alonzo.  Lee is show on the Census as being widowed and 44 years old.  He has six children at home: Glenn age 17, Ray age 15, Bernice age 13, Coyte age 11, Foy age 8 and Helen age 3. 
 
1930 Catawba County Census

 
Name Relation Sex Race Age S/M/W Age
Md.
School
this Yr.
Read
Write
Birth Occupation Occupation
Last First
Loftin Lee A. Head M W 44 Wd 22 No Yes NC Farmer  
---- Glenn Son M W 17 S   No Yes NC Farm Help  
---- Ray Son M W 15 S   Yes Yes NC Farm Help  
---- Bernice Daughter F W 14 S   Yes Yes NC none  
---- Coyt Son M W 11 S   Yes Yes NC none  
---- Foy Son N W 8 S   Yes Yes NC    
---- Helen Daughter F W 3 S   No   NC    
 
 
Lee & Josephine Loftin's Children
Helen, Foy, Coyte, Bernice, Ray, Glenn, Marie, Lois

 
 
Sisters - Lois, Marie, Bernice and Helen

 

 

Bernice married Raymond Eugene Gilmer.  He was born 22 May 1913.

 

 

Children of Raymond Eugene Gilmer and Frances Bernice Loftin
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Larry Gilmer      
Rodney Max Gilmer 06 Jan 1949    
Gail Gilmer      
 
 

The Children of Arthur Lee Loftin & Alice Josephine Gilleland (and their Spouses)

(Left to Right) Flake Robinson, Marie Loftin Robinson, Ray Gilmer, Martha Null Loftin, Ray Loftin, Bernice Loftin Gilmer, Helen Loftin White, Oda Bell Stewart Loftin, Preston Mundy, Glenn Loftin, Loise Loftin Mundy, Coyte Loftin and Kathleen Morrow Loftin

 
 

(Below) A small group of Lee Loftin's children

Ray, Marie, Bernice, Lois, Coyte, Glenn, Helen

 
 

Raymond Eugene Gilmer died 02 Oct 1999 in Newton, NC.

 
 
 
Arthur Lee Loftin's daughters
at the 2010 Loftin Family Reunion
[Left to Right]
Lois Loftin Mundy (age 102 in Dec 2010), Helen Loftin White (age 84 in Jun 2010),
Marie Loftin Robinson (age 100 in Dec 2010), Bernice Loftin Gilmer (age 94 in Oct 2010),
 
 
Bernice died Tuesday, 09 Oct 2012.
 
 

Bernice's Obituary

Francis Bernice Loftin Gilmer, 95, of Newton, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Born Oct. 21, 1916, in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Josephine Gilleland Loftin. Mrs. Gilmer was a member of North Newton Baptist Church, where she was a member of the prayer circle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond E. Gilmer; step-mother, Bertha Kale Loftin; brothers, Glen Loftin, Ray Loftin, Foy Loftin, Willard Loftin, and Coyte Loftin; and one step-sister, Wilma Moss; and one grandchild. Survivors include her sons, Larry E. Gilmer and wife, Barbara Ann, of Maiden and Rodney M. Gilmer and wife, Pat, of Mt. Morris, Mich.; daughter, Gail Hipkins and husband, Jim, of Asheville; daughter-in-law, Barbara Jean Dingman Gilmer, of Taylorsville; sisters, Lois Mundy, of Catawba, Marie Robinson, of Newton, and Helen White, of Statesville; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, and great-great-nephews. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Conover. The Rev. Lloyd King will officiate and burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Drum Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658 or Salvation Army, P.O. Box 67, Hickory, NC 28603. The Gilmer family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.
 
 
 

SOURCES

 

Thanks to Phyllis White Mills for her help with the Arthur Lee Loftin lineage. 
You can contact Phyllis at pmills@ju.edu

 

A special thanks to Lois Loftin Mundy, Cathleen Morrow Loftin and Peggy Loftin Brotherton for the photos of Lee.

 
 
                             
                             

If you have additional photos or information about the Frances Bernice Loftin Gilmer family,
please contact me.