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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 - 20??)

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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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Oscar Sherrill Loftin

 

 

Born: 22 Oct 1920, Catawba County, NC
Died:  22 Jul 1986, Catawba County, NC

 

 

                           

Oscar Sherrill Loftin was the 12th child born to Alonzo Lester Loftin and Ida Lillian Setzer.  Os was born 22 Oct 1920 in Catawba County, North Carolina. 

 
 
 
According to the 1930 Catawba County Census, Alonzo's family was living on the Sherrills Ford Road in Catawba County.  Living with Alonzo and Ida were their children Thelma, Elma, Allie, Daisy Pearl, Make, Sam, Os and Frances. 
 

1930 Catawba County Census

 
 
Last Name First Name Relation Age Occupation Industry
Loftin Alonzo L. Head 54 Farmer  
----- Ida Wife 45 None  
----- Thelma Daughter 18 Knitter Elliott Knitting
----- Elma Daughter 18 Knitter Elliott Knitting
----- Allie Daughter 17 Knitter Elliott Knitting
----- Daisy Pearl Daughter 15 None  
----- Mike Son 14 None  
----- Samuel Son 11 None  
----- Oscar Son 9 None  
----- Frances Daughter 3 None  
 
 
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 and the home was "Owned" and valued at $500.  Ida's age was 55, Sam was 21, Oscar (Os) was 19, and Frances was 13.
 
The highest level of education completed by Oscar "Os" was H1 - the 1st year of High School.
 
The 1940 Census also shows employment information for Sam for 1939 and 1940.  In 1939, Sam had worked 26 weeks - earning $351 - indicating that he probably made about $2.70 per day.  The census shows that for the week of March 24 - 30 of 1940, Sam had worked 40 hours as a "Knitter" at a "Hosiery Mill".  This was more than likely Elliott Knitting where Thelma, Elma and Allie had been working (according to the 1930 Census) as "Knitters".
 
For the week of March 24 - 30 of 1940, Os had worked 40 hours at a "Saw Mill".  Os' wages for $252 for 28 weeks worked - averaging $1.80 per day.
 

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
 
 
 

(Right) Oscar Sherrill Loftin

 

Os married Annie Ruth Travis.  She was born 26 Jan 1927.

Os and Annie Ruth had five children.
 

Children of Os and Annie Ruth
Name Birth
Date
Death
Date
Spouse
Martha Ann
Loftin
22 Jan 1946   Bob
Bumgarner
(Twin) Loftin 22 Jan 1946   (stillborn)
Oscar Sherrill Loftin, Jr. 17 Feb 1947 25 Mar 2014

(1) Sue J. Helton
(2) Cathy Wagner
(3) Pamela Smith
(4) Geneva Sigmon

Linda Gail
Loftin
11 Jul 1948   (1) Dudley Locke
(2) Mike Mundy
Lonnie Lee
Loftin
30 Jun 1954   (1) Cheryl Gabriel
(2) Tina Sigmon
 
                             
Upon Martha Ann's birth, the Doctors discovered that she was a twin, but the other twin was dead.
                             
                             

Os with some of his nieces and nephew in 1943
(Left to Right) Betty Loftin, Peggy Loftin, Paul Loftin

                             
                             

Os and Annie Ruth with new-born Martha Ann

 
Os worked most of his life as a brick mason and gained the reputation of being the best brick mason in Catawba County.
 

Os and Annie Ruth with three of their children
(Left to Right) Martha Ann, Oscar Jr. "Bubba" and Linda

                             

 

Martha Ann, Bubba, Linda and Lonnie

     

 
                             

Os (left) and a friend

 

 

 

Os

     

                             
 

(Left) Os at Hobb Edwards' tent at the Balls Creek Campground
(Right) Os, Annie Ruth, Bubba and Martha Ann at the Campground

  
                             

(Top Row) Bubba, Martha Ann, Lonnie, Linda
(Bottom Row) Os and Annie Ruth

                             
                             
                             
Os died 22 Jul 1986.  Annie Ruth died 27 Aug 1995.  They are buried at Center Methodist Church in Catawba County, NC.
                             
                             

                             
 
 
CHILDREN
 
Oscar Sherrill "Bubber" Loftin, Jr., age 67, of Newton, passed away on Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014, at Catawba Regional Hospice.  Bubber was the son of the late Oscar "Os" Sherrill Loftin, Sr. and Annie Ruth Travis.  "Bubber", as he was called by family and friends, was born 17 Feb 1947.  Bubber was a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church where he was a member of the choir and loved to play his guitar.  He was a retired brick mason.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife, Pamela Smith Loftin.  Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Geneva Presnell Loftin, of the home; son Michael S. Loftin of Newton, daughter Leisa D. Loftin of Wichita Falls, Texas; brother Lonnie Loftin and wife Tina of Newton, sisters Martha Ann Loftin Bumgarner and husband Bob of Conover and Linda Loftin Mundy and husband Mike of Taylorsville; grandchildren, Natalie Loftin, Ryeleigh Loftin, Anthony Hardin, Bradley Hardin, Brandy martin, Zachery Matthews, Emily Matthews, Lori Lynn, Jimmy Clark, Ashley Sigmon and Katy Whitt; 10 step grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Peyton Nissen and Gage Loftin; four step great-grandchildren; special mother-in-law, Geneva Smith, of Conover; stepsons, Michael Matthews and wife, Lora, of Claremont, Jimmy Clark and wife, Jodie, of Hickory, Jackie Harmon and wife, Janice, of Boone, Gary Harmon and wife, Melissa, of Valley Crucis and Jamie Harmon and wife, Dawn, of Boone; stepdaughters, Debbie Norris, of Boone and Kim Bare and husband, Dallas, of Newton; many special nieces and nephews; and his companion dog, "Sweet Pea". A service of remembrance will be held Friday, March 28, at 2 p.m. at Gospel Light Baptist Church in Newton. The Rev. David Watson and Pastor Steven Chambers will officiate. Burial will follow at Center United Methodist Church in Catawba. The family will receive friends this evening (Thursday, March 27), from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gospel Light Baptist Church. Serving as pallbearers will be Shawn Loftin, Derek Loftin, Alek Ayer, Luke Hoover, Guy Mundy, Kevin Mundy and Dallas Bare.

Oscar Sherrill "Bubber" Loftin, Jr.

 
 
 
 
 
SOURCES
 

A special thanks to Martha Ann Loftin Bumgarner, Willie Goble Loftin and Frances Loftin Cook
for information and photos of Os and his family.

 
 
 
 
 

If you have additional photos or information, please contact me.