|Birth: ||May 23, 1857|
|Death: ||Aug. 5, 1936|
1915 History of Dearborn County Indiana pp. 736-738: "James Loftus. The gentleman whose name introduces this sketch springs from the class of our pioneer citizens who were not too proud to do the work which first came to their hands. It is from this class that our substantial families have been built up in America, and James Loftus may well be proud to call himself a descendant of such. James Loftus was born on May 23, 1857, in Dearborn county, and is a son of John and Elizabeth (Phoena) Loftus. He received his early education in the public schools, and later attended Moores Hill College. After leaving school, he went to Minnesota for a short time, and returned to take charge of his father's farm, remaining there until eight years after his marriage, when he bought a tract of one hundred acres, which he improved with good buildings, including a blacksmith shop, which he still operates. He later bought sixty acres more, and now has one of the finest farms in the township. Mr. Loftus has always given his support to the Republican party, and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He belongs to the Knights of Pythias, of which he is past grand chancellor. ... James Loftus was united in marriage on February 23, 1888, to Mary Shuman, daughter of John and Martha Ann (Thompson) Shuman. She was born on September 27, 1861, near Dillsboro, and when young, was employed in the home of W. S. Tyier, of Dillsboro, until her marriage. To this union were born four children, as follows: Leroy, born on December 6, 1888, at Dillsboro; Edna E., September 17, 1891, died when seventeen years old; Albert J., July 20, 1893; Lester D., September 20, 1903, and died on October 3, 1903. ... Mr. Loftus is a prosperous and well-respected citizen of the community in which he lives. His thrifty and industrious traits have set an excellent example for many of his townsmen."
John Loftus (1821 - 1903)
Elizabeth Loftus (1822 - 1903)
Mary Alice Shuman Loftus (1861 - 1942)
Albert James Loftus (1894 - 1977)*
Note: 10-26-1979 The Loftus graves were not located as their location was thought to be in dense underbrush.
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Record added: Jan 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63844257
Added: Jan. 7, 2011