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Catherine Loftus (1917 - abt. 1981)

Catherine "Kitty" Loftus
Born in Swineford, County Mayo, Irelandmap
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Died about at about age 63 in Brooklyn, New York, United Statesmap
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Cathleen Loftus was born on 24 Nov 1917 in Mayo County, Ireland. She was the daughter of John Loftus and Ellen Noone.[1]

Catherine Loftus emigrated to the United States, arriving 15 Feb 1939 in New York on the ship Scythia. She indicated she was born about 1918 in Mayo County, Ireland, daughter of J Loftus of Treenduff, Mayo County, and was heading to her Aunt C. Devine in Brooklyn, New York. She was 5 feet 7 inches, black hair and brown eyes.[2]

In the 1940 US census, Catherine Loftus (21) was living in Glen Cove, Nassau, New York. She was working as a maid in the home of Fred and Beatrice Lawrence.[3]

She became a naturalized citizen in 1945 in New York.[4]

Catherine Leftus married Frederick Eschner in 1960 in Brooklyn, New York.[5]

Catherine Eschner, born 24 Nov 1917, died May 1981 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.[6]

Research Note

Her husband may have been Frederick Eschner, born 1905 in New Jersey. He first married Elizabeth --- around 1932, so this would have been a second marriage.


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  2. Catherine Loftus, Year: 1939; Arrival: New York, New York, USA; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Line: 10; Page Number: 184. Ancestry Record 7488 #1005039149
  3. Catherine Loftus, Year: 1940; US Census Place: Glen Cove, Nassau, New York; Roll: m-t0627-02683; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 30-8. Ancestry Record 2442 #14037550
  4. Catherine Loftus, age 27, issue date 17 Jul 1945, New York. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Index to Naturalization Petitions of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1865-1957; Microfilm Serial: M1164; Microfilm Roll: 88. Ancestry Record 1192 #460889
  5. Catherine Leftus and Frederick Eschner, marriage 1960, Brooklyn, New York. License Number: 16655 ; New York City Municipal Archives; New York, New York; Borough: Brooklyn. Ancestry Record 61406 #903382289
  6. Catherine Eschner, death May 1981, Brooklyn. Social Security Administration; Washington D.C., USA; Social Security Death Index, Master File. Ancestry Record 3693 #18118156

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Loftus-985 and Loftus-9 appear to represent the same person because: They are meant to be the same person. Same parents. One profile completely lacking dates and sources.

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