Helen Loftus Gallagher
My wife, Jann (nee Breen), is a Loftus decendant. Her grandmother, Helen Loftus Gallagher, lived on the South-side of Chicago. She was born in 1915 in Chicago, IL. She died while in Florida in 1991. She had 5 children with her husband, Donald (1912-1986): Donna, Maureen, Joan, John, James. Her father, James Loftus, came over from county Sligo, Ireland in late 1800's or early 1900's and married Ellen (or Eileen) Kelly from County Mayo. James Loftus had two children: John and Helen. He died in the Influenza outbreak in 1917-1918. From what we understand, James Loftus was one of 13 children. but, that's about as far as we can go with the relatives we have contact with. My wife was always jealous that I had more history on my side of the family, and was really excited when I found your web site. Any information or leads are appreciated.
Phil and Jann Yandel Wheaton, IL