James Clifton Loftin

2 June 1895–5 January 1974 (Age 78)
Eggville, Lee, Mississippi, United States

The Life of James Clifton

When James Clifton Loftin was born on 2 June 1895, in Eggville, Lee, Mississippi, United States, his father, Joseph Sample Loftin, was 26 and his mother, Martha Emma Turner, was 15. He had at least 1 daughter with Nezzie Lee Brock. He died on 5 January 1974, in Lee, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 78.

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James Clifton Loftin
Nezzie Lee Brock
Avo Lee Loftin

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    William Claude Lofton


    Claud Lofton


    Mittie Lofton


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 12

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element + the suffix -in, from Latin -in(i)us ‘descendant of’. Compare Loften . This is a common name in TX and NC.

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

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  • Clifton Lofton in household of Joe Lofton, "United States Census, 1910"

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