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Leonard
Thompson
Loftin

(1917 - 1993)

Frederick
Thompson
Loftin

(1889 - 19??)

Jacob
Philo
Loftin

(1854 - 1891)

Langdon A.
Loftin

(1825 - 1891)

Eldridge
Edward
Loftin

(178? - 1842)

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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Frederick Thompson Loftin

 
 

Born: 26 Feb 1889, Mt. Holly, Gaston County, NC

Died: 31 Aug 1969, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN

 
 
Frederick Thompson Loftin was the third child born to Jacob Philo Loftin and Rachel Elizabeth PattersonFred was born 26 Feb 1889 in Mt. Holly, Gaston County, North Carolina.

 

 
 
Children of Jacob Philo Loftin and Rachel Patterson
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Annie Carey Loftin Mar 1884   (Unknown) Kimbirl
James H. Loftin Mar 1887 Bet. 1900 - 1910  
Frederick Thompson Loftin 26 Feb 1889    
Frances "Fannie" Parvelle Loftin Feb 1891 1968 (Unknown) Grier
 
 

Frederick Thompson Loftin  -  04 Jul 1912

 
 
 
Fred's father, Jacob Philo Loftin, died on 11 Sep 1891 at the age of 37, and his mother, Rachel, married Edward Hand in 1895 when Freddie was about 6 years old.  Rachel's marriage to Edward produced another son, Thomas Leonard Hand, born March 1896.
 
 
Children of Edward W. Hand and Rachel Patterson Loftin
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Thomas Leonard Hand March 1896    
 
 
 
The 1900 Census for Gaston County, NC, shows Edward, Rachel and the family living in the River Bend Township.  Freddie's age at the time was 11.
 

1900 River Bend Township, Gaston County, North Carolina Census

 
Last Name First Name Relation Race Sex Birth Month Birth Year Age Married Birth Trade Read Write
Hand Ed Head W M June 1871 21 M-5   Farmer Yes Yes
----- Rachel Wife W F Mar 1861 31 M-5 5   Yes Yes
----- Thomas L Son W M Mar 1896 4          
Loftin Annie R StepDght W F Mar 1884 16     Farm Labor Yes Yes
----- James H Step-Son W M Mar 1887 13     Farm Labor Yes Yes
----- Freddie T Step-Son W M Feb 1889 11     Farm
Labor
Yes Yes
----- Fannie P StepDght W F Feb 1891 7          
 
 
 
Frederick Thompson Loftin married Ida Edith Heileman on 27 Feb 1914 in Hamilton, Ohio.  Ida/Edith was born 02 Feb 1890 in Ohio and was the daughter of Adam Heileman and Martha Jane Harvey.
 
 
Children of Frederick Thompson Loftin and Ida Edith Heileman
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
LaDonna Martha Loftin 11 Aug 1916
Indianapolis,
Marion Co, IN
24 Aug 1998
Indianapolis,
Marion Co, IN
Howard Clyde Davison
m. 15 Jan 1938
Marion Co, IN
Leonard Thompson Loftin 01 Nov 1917
Indianapolis,
Marion Co, IN
11 Nov 1993
Indianapolis,
Marion Co, IN
Barbara Brake
m. 24 Apr 1947
Marion Co, IN
 
 
 
Fred's World War I Registration Card lists his birth date as Feb 16, 1889 and says that he was born in Mt. Holly, NC.  The description of his physical appearance is that he is tall, with blue eyes and light-colored hair.
 

1917-18 WWI Draft Registration Card

 
 
 
The 1920 Census for Marion County, Indiana, shows Fred married to Ida/Edith and living in Indianapolis Ward 1, Center Township.  Fred was 30 and Ida was 29.  They had two children: Ladonna M. age 3 years 5 months and Leonard T. age 2 years 2 months.  Ida/Edith had been born in Ohio, but her father had been born in Germany (and German was his native language) - her mother had been born in Pennsylvania.  Both of Fred and Ida's children had been born in Indiana.
 
Fred was working as an engineer for the railroad.  According to his grandson (John Frederick Davison, Indianapolis, Indiana), Fred was an engineer for the New York Central Railroad for many years before retiring in 1958.
 

1920  Indianapolis Ward 1, Center Township, Marion County, Indiana Census

 
Last Name First Name Relation Age Sex Birth
Person
Birth
Father
Occupation Occupation
Loftin Fred T. Head 30 M NC NC Engineer Railroad
----- Ida Wife 29 F Ohio Germany None  
----- Ladonna M. Daughter 3 5/12 F Indiana NC None  
----- Leonard T. Son 2 2/12 M Indiana NC None  
 
 
 

Fred and Edith with Ladonna and Leonard (and unknown woman)

 
 
 
The 1930 Census shows Fred and Ida/Edith still living in the Center Township of Marion County, Indiana - Indianapolis.  Most of the information remains the same - including Fred's job as an engineer for the railroad.  Ida/Edith's father's birthplace is incorrectly listed as Pennsylvania (instead of Germany - as the 1920 Census shows).  Additional information on this census reveals that Fred was 25 and Ida 24 when they got married.  The value of their home is also listed as $4500.
 

1930  Indianapolis City, Center Township, Marion County, Indiana Census

 
Last Name First Name Relation Home
Value
Age Sex Age
Md.
Birth
Person
Birth
Father
Occupation Occupation
Loftin Fred Head 4500 41 M 25 NC NC Engineer Railroad
----- Edith Wife   40 F 24 Ohio PA    
----- Ladonna Daughter   13 F   Indiana NC    
----- Leonard Son   12 M   Indiana NC    
 
 
 
The 1940 Census shows Fred and Edith still living in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, with their son Leonard. Fred is 51, Edith is 40 and Leonard is 22. Fred owns his home with a Real Estate value of $3200 and was working as an Engineer for the Railroad. He worked 52 weeks in 1939 with an annual income of $3100. Leonard had worked as a laborer at a packing plant 20 weeks in 1939 with an annual income of $600. Leonard had completed one year of college while Fred and Edith had only completed 8th grade.
 

1940  Indianapolis City, Center Township, Marion County, Indiana Census

 
House  Name Rel Sex Race Age S
Md.
Education Birth
Person
RES
Apr 1,
1935
Occupation Occupation Wks
Wkd
1939
Income
1939
OR Val Last First Atd
Sch
High
Grade
O 3200 Loftin Fred Head M W 51 M No 8 NC Same
House
Engineer Railroad 52 3100
    ----- Edith Wife F W 50 M No 8 Ohio PA     0  
    ----- Leonard Son M W 22 S No C1 Indiana NC Laborer Packing Plant 20 600
 
 
 

1942 WWII Draft Registration Card

 

 
 

Fred's Signature

 

 
Fred, nicknamed "Bomp", was an engineer for the New York Central Railroad for many years before retiring in 1958.
 

Frederick Thompson Loftin

The photo is of Frederick Thompson Loftin "on his last day as an engineer for the NY Central RR.. He had just climbed out of the cab of  the Diesel Engine (No 11), which ran regularly between, Indianapolis and Mattoon, Illinois. I took the picture with a Brownie Hawkeye camera in 1958."  - John Davison -
 
 
 
CHILDREN
 
 

LaDonna Martha Loftin Davison

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Thanks to John Davison for the photos and personal information on Frederick Thompson Loftin
You can contact John at John Davison JDAVISON4@twcny.rr.com

 

Ancestry.com

 
 
 
 

If you have additional photos or information about Frederick Thomas Loftin,
please contact me at 828-241-2233.