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(1714 - 1785)

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(1675 - 1735)

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(1648 - 1735)

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Loftin

(1610 - 1678)
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Paul Roosevelt Loftin

 

 

Born: 05 Mar 1927, Catawba County, NC
Died:  05 Jan 1982

 
 

Paul Roosevelt Loftin was the first child born to Charlie Roosevelt Loftin and Edna Jones.  Paul was born 05 Mar 1927 in Catawba County.

Paul had one sibling, Elsie Louise Loftin, who was born a little over a year and a half later on 02 Dec 1928.

 

(Above) Paul & Louise

 

(Above) Paul on the family porch

 
 

What a great way to cool off during the summer months!

 
 

Some of the family animals were used to work the fields,
but there were opportunities for a little fun, too

 
 

Paul & Louise spent lots of time outside with the family dogs

  
 
 

(Left) Paul with his 1st cousin, Bill Murray, Sadie Loftin Murray Lee's son
(Right) Paul with his Uncle Os Loftin and 1st cousins Betty & Peggy Loftin, in 1943

 

 
 

Paul in the early 1940s

 
 

Paul & Louise remained close as they grew up

   

 

 
 

Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army on 27 Jun 1945 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  His enlistment was for the duration of the war (World War II) plus six months.  His enlistment shows that he had 4 years of high school education.

On August 6, 1945, the U.S. dropped a nuclear weapon dubbed Little Boy on Hiroshima, destroying the city. On August 9, we dropped the second atomic bomb, dubbed Fat Man, on the port city of Nagasaki.

The war ended on 25 Aug 1945 when the Japanese surrendered. 

 
 

Paul's Army photo

 
 

(Below) Paul, home on leave, with some Army buddies

(Top Row) Mr. Putnam, Edna & Charlie Loftin
(Bottom Row) Glenn, Paul Loftin,, Condor

 
 

Paul & a friend from the military, Eugene

 

 
 

(Left) Paul with friends Barney (Unknown) and Elgevia Goble
(Right) Paul with Elgevia Goble

  

 
 

A post card that Paul sent home to his mother on August 22, 1945

 
 

Paul was stationed at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana.  Camp Claiborne was a U.S. Army military camp during World War II located in Rapides Parish in central Louisiana. The camp was under the jurisdiction of the U.S. 8th Service Command, and included 23,000 acres.  From 1939 to 1946 over half a million men went through Camp Claiborne. The camp was mainly used for basic training and artillery practice.

 
 

 

 
 

Paul married Mildred Allen on 23 April 1948.  Mildred was born 11 May 1931 in Catawba County, NC.  They lived in a house on the corner of E. Bandys Rd. and Mathis Chapel Church Rd. in Catawba County.

 
Paul and Mildred's marriage produced five children.
 
Paul & Mildred Loftin's Children
Name Date of Birth Date of Death Spouse
Paul Allen Loftin 13 Nov 1949   (1) Billie Jacqueline Jones
(2) Patricia Isenhour
Millie Faye Loftin 03 Sept 1950   Joe Honeycutt
Nancy Carolyn Loftin 21 Apr 1952   Ted Pardue
Gerald Ray Loftin 08 Sep 1959   Sally Ann Wilson
Virginia Lucille Loftin 03 Jul 1961   Bryne Deal
 
 

Paul Allen Loftin                                        Millie Faye Loftin

     

 

Nancy Carolyn Loftin                                           Gerald Ray Loftin

     

 

Virginia "Ginger" Lucille Loftin       

 

 
 
 

Paul with his Aunt, Frances Loftin Cook, who was just 2 years older than him

 
 

Paul died 05 Jan 1982 - he was 54 years old.  Mildred died 05 Jun 1998 at the age of 67.  They are buried at Mathis Chapel Baptist Church.

 

 

  

 
 
SOURCES
 

Thanks to Louise Loftin Potter, Willie Goble Loftin, Frances Loftin Cook and Paul Allen Loftin
for the many photos of Paul and his family.

 
 
 
 

If you have additional photos or information on Paul Roosevelt Loftin, please contact me.