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Alonzo Lester "Lon" Loftin
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Birth: Feb. 6, 1876
Catawba County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 4, 1937
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA

Alonzo Lester Loftin was the first child born to William Alexander Loftin and Laura Rossie Cranford. He was born February 5, 1876 in Catawba County, NC. Laura was 20-years-old and Alec was 24 at the time of his birth.

Alonzo met and married Cornelia "Nelia" Estelle Lowrance on 23 Dec 1894 in Catawba County, NC. Cornelia was the daughter of Henry Durant Lowrance and Sarah Josephine Bost. Alonzo and Cornelia had five children, Nannie May Loftin, Roy Henry Loftin, Lillie Stamey Loftin, Floye Hovis Loftin and Verdie Lee Loftin.

Tragedy struck the young family in February 1904 when Cornelia died of pneumonia at the age of 28. Also in the same month and year, Cornelia's mother, Sarah, died. Cornelia is buried at First Methodist Church in Catawba, NC, next to her parents, Henry and Sarah Lowrance. Alonzo was 27 at the time.

Alonzo quickly started looking for a new mother for his children. Alonzo first met his second wife, Ida Lillian Setzer, at the Balls Creek Campground. She was wearing a blue-tiered chiffon dress and when he saw her he said, "There goes the woman I'm gonna marry." Alonzo and Ida were married just a few months later on 05 Nov 1904. He was 28 years old and she was 20.

There marriage produced 14 more children - including two sets of twins. Alonzo and Ida's children were: Charlie Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, "Infant Son 1", Sadie Elizabeth, Willie Thelma (twin), Callie Elma (twin), Sallie Allie, Daisy Pearl (twin), "Infant Son 2 - Daisy Pearl's twin", Michael Whitener, Sam William, Oscar Sherrill, "Infant Son 3", and Glennie Frances.

Alonzo died the day before his 61st birthday on 04 Feb 1937.


Family links: 
  William Alexander Loftin (1851 - 1939)
  Laura Rossie Cranford Loftin (1855 - 1909)
  Ida Lillian Setzer Loftin (1884 - 1964)*
  Cornelia Estelle Lowrance Loftin (1875 - 1904)*
  Nannie May Loftin Martin (1895 - 1982)*
  Lillie Stamey Loftin (1897 - 1988)*
  Roy Henry Loftin (1899 - 1972)*
  Verdie Lee Loftin Boggs (1903 - 1993)*
  Charlie Roosevelt Loftin (1905 - 1988)*
  Theodore Roosevelt Loftin (1906 - 1969)*
  "Infant Son" 1908 Loftin (1908 - 1908)*
  Sadie Elizabeth Loftin Lee (1909 - 2007)*
  Callie Elma Loftin Huffman (1911 - 1992)*
  Willie Thelma Loftin Lanier (1911 - 1977)*
  Sallie Allie Loftin Lee (1913 - 1986)*
  Daisy Pearl Loftin Herman (1914 - 1994)*
  "Infant Son" 1914 Loftin (1914 - 1914)*
  Michael Whitener Loftin (1916 - 1949)*
  Sam William Loftin (1918 - 1979)*
  Oscar Sherrill Loftin (1920 - 1986)*
  Glennie Frances Loftin Cook (1926 - ____)*
  Alonzo Lester Loftin (1876 - 1937)
  Frances Ivey Loftin Drum (1878 - 1958)*
  Zettie Wilson Loftin Beatty (1881 - 1956)*
  Arthur Lee Loftin (1884 - 1950)*
  W Garland Loftin (1887 - 1912)*
  Hattie Pearl Loftin (1890 - 1966)*
*Calculated relationship
Center United Methodist Church Cemetery
Catawba County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Curtis Loftin
Record added: Jun 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92205748
Alonzo Lester Lon Loftin
Added by: Curtis Loftin
Alonzo Lester Lon Loftin
Added by: Curtis Loftin
Alonzo Lester Lon Loftin
Added by: Curtis Loftin
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