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Subject: Re: I have left any stone unturned???
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 08:59:15 -0700
I waited to answer this not wanting to add more confusion, but here goes
there was a town in Shasta Co named Loftus named after Thomas Loftus.
so when you added all these namwes together there were all in the same
family, but probably a different one.
1900 Shasta Co. Census
Loftus, Thomas43NY IRE IREMechanic
Loftus, Ellen41IL IRE IREwife
Loftus, Charles21CA NY ILday laborer
Loftus, May B.20CA NY IL
Loftus, James M.16CA NY IL
Loftus, Rose E.14CA NY IL
Loftus, John F.10CA NY IL
Loftus, Sadie E.9CA NY IL
Loftus, Gertrude7CA NY IL
At 10:46 AM 06/17/2001 -0500, Keith Hanson wrote:
> I don't know if anyone out there can help or not. My grandfather was James
>Loftus and was born March 10, 1881 in Wexford, Ireland. At some point he
>was adopted by Albert William Thomas, so my grandfather died July 5, 1937 in
>Alameda County, Oakland, California as James Loftus Thomas. He came to the
>Bay area in 1906. He was first in Oakland in 1907 when he was a bartender
>working and living at 4400 East 14th Street. He continued as a bartender in
>the same neighborhood thru 1917. He sems to have quit just before
>Prohibition was passed. In 1921 he listed his occupation as laborer and in
>1920 as a boilermaker. In 1921 he listed his occupation as a barber and a
>boilermaker again in 1922. Then a porter for Southern Pacific Railway
>Company, living in San Francisco in 1923 and 1924. Finally in 1925 as a
>watchman. He was Night Watchman at Mills College on Seminary Avenue in
>Oakland until his death. He married Alhilda Wilimena Johnson and they had 6
>children: Margaret Thomas, William Thomas, Mildred Thomas, Olive Thomas,
>Constance Thomas and Eugene Thomas. I found James WW I draft registration
>and he was listed as an alien. Never found any naturalization papers so I
>assume he died a Irish citizen.
>Alhilda was November 1, 1889 in Alameda County, Oakland, California and died
>August 14, 1974 in El Dorado County, Placerville, California. I got her
>date of birth from her social security application because I could never
>find a birth certificate with either the county or state. I also have had
>no luck with a marriage license for James and Alhilda which would have been
>about 1910. Her parents were: Christine Matson and William Johnson. They
>were married in San Francisco on November 28, 1888.
>Thanks for listening and any help is appreciated,
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