Patrick Loftus








About 1863 in Ireland to Patrick and Bridget Loftus

To Mary Garvey Ward February 20th, 1895 in Cleveland, Ohio

August 2nd, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio

Calvary Cemetery

Written Records

Cleveland Directory

In 1896 Patrick is listed at 72 Alger.


Census Records

1900:  Mary and Patrick Loftus live on Alger Street.  His birth is given as March, 1864.  He is 36 and came to the U.S.A. in 1880.

1910:  In the 1910 census, Patrick is 46 while Mary is 40.  Both are listed as being born in Ireland.  Their children Patrick Jr. (12) and Mary (10) are also listed.

1920: Patrick Loftus came to the U. S. in 1887, was naturalized in 1893 and worked as a laborer (steel).  He could read and write English.  He married Mary Garvey Ward in 1895 and they had two children:  John Charles (should have been listed as Patrick John) Loftus who was 19 in 1920, and Mary (Mamie) who was 21 in 1920.  The children could read and write.


Birth Records

There were several Loftus families in the Castlebar area and we originally thought that perhaps Patrick was from this area considering his marriage to Mary Garvey.  In the IGI there is a Patrick Loftus listed with the birth date of March 16th, 1864 whose parents were James Loftus and Anne Sordival in the townland of Roslahan, the same town as the Garveys.  However, Patrick's death certificate list his father as Martin Loftus and his mother as Catherine Conway and that he was born in Westport.

Griffiths Valuation



Marriage Records

Patrick married Mary Garvey Ward at. St. Colman Church on  Feb. 20th, 1885 with Fr. Eugene O'Callaghan officiating: the witnesses were Patrick Garvey and Mary Lavelle.


Death Records

Patrick Loftus died August 2nd, 1929.  His wife, Mary died on March 10th, 1936.   He had a brother Martin in England and was preceded in death by his sister, Mrs. B (Bridget) Carney. He lived on 6717 Bridge Avenue at the time and was buried from St. Colman Church.


“LOFTUS – Patrick, Aug. 2, beloved husband of Mary (nee Garvey) and father of John and Mary, brother of Martin Loftus (England) and the late Mrs. B. Carney, at his residence, 6717 Bridge Avenue.  Funeral services from St. Coleman’s Church, Monday, Aug. 5, at 10 a. m.  Please omit flowers.”

The Person


Patrick was born in Ireland.  His mother died when he was young.  His father later remarried and had a second family.  He did not get along with his stepmother and that is the reason he left Ireland in his late teens.  A candy dish (given to him when he left Ireland) is dated Aug. 6, 1889.  Patrick refused to talk about the family in Ireland to anyone after he immigrated. 


Patrick Loftus married Mary (Garvey-Ward).  They had two children: John and Mary (Mamie), who were cousins to Patrick McCafferty.  John Loftus was a witness at the McCafferty/Gill Wedding.  In the 1920 Directory, John (the son) is listed as a clerk and a few years later as a teller for the Union Bank of Commerce.  John married Mildred O'Donnell.  They had one daughter, Joan, who married a Dr. Cecilian.  They live in Washington.

Patrick’s sister Bridget married Michael Carney in Cleveland.  They had 4 children: Fred (Cuyahoga County Deputy Sheriff, died in 1959), William, Loretta (married Thompson), and James.  Bridget died on September 20th, 1922 and was preceded in death by her husband.


¨       Census Records: 1900, 1920

¨       Miracode 1910

¨       Marriage Certificate

¨       Obituary

¨       Griffiths

¨       IGI






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