|Robert and Billy Loftin - 1928 White, McCurtain County, Oklahoma|
Here is the connection I discovered...
- Lena's husband, James A. "Jim" McLelland, had a sister named Louisa Delilah.
- Louisa Delilah married Samuel Reuben Loftin
- Louisa Delilah and Samuel Reuben had a son, William A. "Willie" Loftin, born in 1882
- Willie married Emma Love
- Robert and Billy were the sons of Willie and Emma Loftin
- Dr. Robert Love Loftin, 1913-1991 (m. Willodene Alfrey)
- Lt. Col. William Able Loftin, Jr., 1915-1969 (m. Doris Thomas)
Two months after posting this photograph in my Ancestry.com tree, I received the following:
"This made my day. Robert was the love of my life. He was a caring physician and the kindest, loving person that anyone could imagine. A true southern gentleman. Losing him still leaves a huge void."