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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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Zettie Marie Loftin

 

Born: 16 Dec 1910, Catawba County, NC
Died: 

 

Zettie Marie Loftin was the third child born to Arthur Lee Loftin and Alice Josephine Gilleland and was named after her father's sister, Zettie Loftin Beatty.  Marie was born 16 Dec 1910 in Catawba County, NC.

 

Zettie Marie Loftin

 
 
 
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
                             
 
 
 

Arthur Lee Loftin and his wife Alice Josephine Gilleland

(Left to Right) Lois, Josephine holding Glenn, Lee holding Marie

 
 
 

Observer News Enterprise Newspaper photo from Walden School showed
Thelma, Daisy Pearl, Elma and Allie.

 

Lee & Josephine's children were Marie, Glenn and Ray
His brother's, Alonzo Loftin's, children were Thelma, Daisy Pearl, Elma and Allie

 
 

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  

 

 

Marie (left center, right and below)

 

 

 
 
Lee & Josephine Loftin's Children
Helen, Foy, Coyte, Bernice, Ray, Glenn, Marie, Lois

 
 
Sisters - Lois, Marie, Bernice and Helen

 
 
Marie married Herman Flake Robinson.  Flake was born 31 Mar 1912, the son of Robert E. Robinson and Minnie Rell Reignhardt.
 

Marie & Flake

 
Flake owned and operated a hosiery mill in Catawba County, NC.
 

 
 

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

 
 
 
Children of Zettie Marie Loftin and Herman Flake Robinson
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Mary Frances Robinson 17 Nov 1930
Catawba Co, NC
  (Unknown) Moore
Doris "Dot" Colene Robinson 14 Aug 1933
Catawba Co, NC
  Glenn Osborne Martin
27 Sep 1952
William "Bill" Flake Robinson 21 May 1941
Catawba Co, NC
   
Robert Lee Robinson 16 Jun 1953
Iredell Co, NC
   
 
 

Marie with her children
(Left to Right) Dot, Bill, Bobby (seated), Frances and Marie

 
 

Marie

 
 

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

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

 
 
 
Flake died 10 Feb 1974 of "congestive heart failure".  The death certificate lists his birth and death date and the names of his parents.
 
 
Herman Flake Robinson's Death Certificate

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

(Below Left) Three of the daughters of Arthur Lee Loftin and Alice Josephine Gilleland
Bernice Loftin Gilmer, age 92, Lois Loftin Mundy, age 100, and Marie Loftin Robinson, age 98, at the 2009 Loftin Family Reunion.

 

Marie Loftin Robinson (age 98)

 

 
 
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),
 
Children & Grandchildren of Arthur Lee Loftin
Jim Mundy stand next to his mother (Lois Loftin Mundy)
(Center) Beth Loftin Seese & Glenn Martin
(Right) Helen Loftin White, Dot Robinson Martin & Marie Loftin Robinson
 
 
 
 

100th Birthday Celebration

 
Marie's family and friends gathered together on Saturday, 11 Dec 2010, at Abernethy Laurels, 102 Leonard Ave, Newton, NC, 28658, to celebrate her 100th Birthday.
 

 
She said her favorite childhood memory was "sitting on my Daddy's lap".
 
When asked what she attributed to such a long life, Marie replied, "Behave and have fun!"
 

Marie & her Sisters

Helen (84), Lois (102), Marie (100) and Bernice (94)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Children & Grandchildren of Zettie Marie Loftin and Herman Flake Robinson
 
 
 
 
Children of Doris "Dot" Colene Robinson & Glenn Osborne Martin
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Tony Glenn Martin     Catherine "Kathy" Elaine Asherbranner
Terry Lynn Martin      
Angela Renae Martin     Gerard "Gerry" Joseph Rosales
Michael Osborne Martin     Dana Elizabeth Pope
 
Dot attended Catawba High School for her elementary and high school years.  Her first job was at Robinson Hosiery Mill on East Central Ave, Catawba, NC.  Dot and Glenn reside in Catawba and attend Catawba United Methodist Church in Catawba.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 Zettie Marie Loftin Robinson family,
please contact me.