Albert Lofton

31 October 1852–5 June 1941 (Age 88)
Palmyra, Harrison, Indiana, United States

The Life of Albert

When Albert Lofton was born on 31 October 1852, in Palmyra, Harrison, Indiana, United States, his father, Enos Lofton, was 44 and his mother, Jane Ann Marshall, was 38. He married Mary Jane Engleman on 29 April 1877. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Blue River Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States for about 40 years and Posey Township, Washington, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 June 1941, in Palmyra, Harrison, Indiana, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Hancock Chapel, Harrison, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert Lofton
Mary Jane Engleman
Marriage: 29 April 1877
David McClellan Lofton
Hattie Eire Lofton
William Forest Lofton

Spouse and Children

29 April 1877


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 4

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 24

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained. In the US this is a southern name, common in TX, MS, and LA.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Albert Loften in household of Enis Loften, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Albert Lofton in household of William F Lofton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Albert Lofton, "United States Census, 1910"

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