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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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Fisher
Givens
Harwell
Kaiser
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McCorkle
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Sherrill
Upright
Washington
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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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Glennie Frances Loftin

 

 

Born: 13 Jul 1926, Catawba County, NC
Died: 17 Sep 2015, Sherrills Ford, Catawba Cpimty, NC

 

 

                           

Glennie Frances Loftin was the 13th child born to Alonzo Lester Loftin and Ida Lillian Setzer.  Frances was born 13 Jul 1926 in Catawba County, North Carolina.

 
Frances was a young girl when Alonzo lost his wealth during the Great Depression of 1930.  Most of her brothers and sisters were grown. Only Frances, Oscar and Sam were still living at home. 
 

     

 
 
 
When Alonzo opened a new store in Charlotte, he seldom got to come home to see the family.  Frances remember her older brothers, Charlie and Theodore, taking Ida and her to Charlotte to see their Dad for an occasional visit.
 
 
The  1940 Census reveals some additional information about Alonzo & Ida's family.  Alonzo had died in 1937, but the family continued to live in their home in Catawba County.  Frances was 13 years old.
 

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
$500 Loftin Ida S. Head F 55 Wd 7 NC          
  ----- Sam Son M 21 S H1 NC 40 Knitter Hosiery
Mill
26 $351
  ----- Oscar Son M 19 S H1 NC 60 Laborer Saw Mill 28 $252
  ----- Frances Daughter F 13 S 6 NC          
* Highest Grade of School Completed: H1 is 1st year of High School
** The Number of Hours Worked during the week of March 24 - 30, 1940
 
 
 

29 Jul 2010
Frances shares memories of her parents, Alonzo & Ida Setzer Loftin
YouTube Video

 
 
Frances attended Balls Creek Elementary School.
                             
   
                             

While she was still in high school, Frances worked at Elliott's Hosiery Mill in Catawba.  Most of her siblings figured she wouldn't go back to school once she started working.  She did return to high school however after the summer break and became the first of Alonzo & Ida's children to graduate from high school.
 

     

Glennie Frances Loftin

 
                             
 
 

Frances remembers the first time she was old enough to vote in an election.  She drove her mother to the voting location.  Her brother Mike was there to show her what to do - as he proceeded to vote her a Democratic ticket.  Ida was furious that he had not let Frances vote herself.  Some of the Loftins were Democrats, while others were Republican. 

 

Frances with Louise Loftin

 

                             
                             

From the Statesville Record Newspaper - August 6, 1949

 

Miss Frances Loftin, bride-elect of this month, was delightfully entertained Thursday evening when Mrs. (Mike) Eleanor Loftin was hostess at a bridal party at her home in Catawba.  Upon arrival, the charming bride-elect was presented a corsage of yellow rosebuds which she pinned at the shoulder of her pretty waffle pique summer frock. The house was effectively decorated with bouquets of colorful summer flowers.  Games were played during the evening and prize winners were Lucy Ramsey and Miss Jynell Gibson who in turn presented them to the honoree.  A delightful refreshment consisting of bridal cakes, party sandwiches, punch and mints was served. Those present with the honoree were Mrs. Lucy Ramsey and Miss Narma Douglas, of Statesvilie, Miss Jynell Gibson, Mrs. Clarence Harwell, Mrs. J. C. Medilin, Mrs Clyde Goodman, Mrs Wade (Nannie Loftin) Martin, Mrs. Verdie Lee Boggs, Mrs. Crawford Bost and Mrs. Bill (Floye Loftin) Ellers of Harve de Grace.

                             
                             
Frances married Robert Alvin Cook on 13 Aug 1949, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Conover, NC.  Alvin’s father, Butler Cook, had worked for Alonzo.
                             

(Center) Frances & Alvin
(Left) Robert & Eleanor Ervin Loftin Rufty

 
 
29 Jul 2010
Frances discusses how she met Alvin and where they were married
YouTube Video
 
 
29 Jul 2010
Frances talks about her brother Mike Loftin
YouTube Video
 
                             
                             

 

 
Frances was a beauty
                             
                             

                             
                             

(Left & Center) Frances
(Right) Alvin & Frances Loftin Cook

 
 
 
                             
Frances and Alvin only had one child, Norma Lynn Cook.  

 




(Right) Norma Lynn Cook






Alvin suffered from rheumatoid arthritis.  He died on 02 Jul 1976 at the age of 50.

       

 

 
 

Frances worked in the offices of J.C. Penney’s Distribution Offices in Statesville, NC for 40 years, from March 1948 to July 1988.

                             

 

                             

Frances' home on Sherrills Ford Rd. in Catawba County, NC

                             
 

A photo of Frances with nephew Curtis Loftin from 19 Dec 2007

 
 

29 Jul 2010
Frances recalls her Setzer Aunts & Uncles, including:
Miles & Effie Lowrance Setzer
John & Leola Lowarance Setzer
Daisy Setzer Sigmon
and some of her favorite foods from the older women in her life as a child

YouTube Video

 
 
 
Glennie Frances Loftin Cook passed away on Wednesday, 17 Sep 2015 at Sherrills Ford Hospice House in Sherrills Ford, Catawba County, NC.  She was 89 years old.
 

OBITUARY - Frances Loftin Cook

 
Frances Loftin Cook, age 89, of Catawba, NC, passed away on Wednesday, 17 Sep 2015 at Sherrills Ford Hospice House.

Frances was born 13 July 1926 in Catawba County, NC, to the late Alonzo Lester Loftin and Ida Lillian Setzer Loftin.  Frances was a member of Center United Methodist Church in Catawba, a 1944 graduate of Balls Creek School and was retire from JC Penney Distribution Center.  She enjoyed crocheting, scrapbooking, jewelry making, cooking and singing.
 
In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by her husband Alvin Cook; grandson Michael Lafone; ten brothers, five sisters and three infant siblings.  Those left to cherish her memory are: daughter Norma Cook Steward of Catawba, granddaughter Jeannie Clark and husband Keith, great-grandchildren Keylee Clark, Noah Clark and Madison Clark.
 
A service to celebrate Frances' life was held on Sunday, 20 Sep 2015, at 4:00 p.m. at Center United Methodist Church in Catawba. Rev. John Love officiated.  Burial took place following the ceremony in the church cemetery.  Those serving as pallbearers were Curtis Loftin, Paul Loftin, Gary Potter, Gary Mauney, Rick Yancey and Mike Rattermann.
 
 

OBITUARY - Norma Cook Stewart

Norma Lynn Cook Stewart, age 66, passed away on Monday, 03 Oct 2016, as a result of an automobile accident.

Norma was born 07 Jul 1950 in Catawba County, NC, to the late
Alvin and Frances Loftin Cook.

Norma was a longtime member of
Center United Methodist Church in Catawba, NC. She loved being involved in every aspect of her church, including the Quilting Circle, United Methodist Women, church choir, and teaching Sunday School.

Norma was an awesome grandmother and retired from th
e Catawba County School System after many years of service to help care for her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Michael Lafone. Those left to cherish her memory are: Daughter, Jeannie Stewart Clark and husband Keith of Catawba: Grandchildren, Kaylee Clark, Noah Clark and Madison Clark.

A service to celebrate Norma’s life was held on Thursday, 06 Oct 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at Center United Methodist Church in Catawba, NC. Rev. John Love officiated. The family received friends on Thursday, 06 Oct 2016, from 3:00 to 4:45 p.m. at Center United Methodist Church. Norma’s Sunday School class served as honorary pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Center United Methodist Church, 4945 Sherrills Ford Road, Catawba, NC 28609.

(Below) Norma with son-in-law, Keith Clark, and grandchildren Kaylee, Noah and Madison Clark,
at the Loftin Family Reunion in 2012

 
 
 
 
 

SOURCES

 

Thanks to Glennie Frances Loftin Cook for all the photos and information about the Loftin family.
A special thanks to "Aunt" Frances for getting me started in this pictorial journey of the Loftins.

 

Thanks to Louise Loftin Potter and Loretta Huffman Hiatt for the extra photos of Frances.

 
 
 

If you have additional photos or information about Glennie Frances Loftin, please contact me.