William Abel Loftin Jr

23 December 1915–5 January 1969 (Age 53)
Idabel, McCurtain, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of William Abel

When William Abel Loftin Jr was born on 23 December 1915, in Idabel, McCurtain, Oklahoma, United States, his father, William Abel “Bill” Loftin Sr, was 32 and his mother, Elma Estelle Love, was 31. He had at least 1 son with Doris Lorene Thomas. He lived in McCurtain, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. He died on 5 January 1969, in Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Denison Cemetery, Idabel, McCurtain, Oklahoma, United States.

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William Abel Loftin Jr
Doris Lorene Thomas
William Samuel “Billy Sam” Loftin

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    William Samuel “Billy Sam” Loftin


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 2

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.

Age 16

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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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Sources (3)

  • William Loftin Jr. in household of William Loftin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Loftin, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • William Abel Loftin, "Find A Grave Index"

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