biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
CHARLES E. LOFLAND, a highly esteemed citizen of Oskaloosa, is the youngest son of Col. John and Sarah J. (Bartlett) Lofland, and was born in Oskaloosa, Jan. 15, 1859. He was educated in the public schools of the city, graduating from the High School in the class of 1877, afterward attending one year at Oskaloosa College. In 1878 he entered the employ of the C., B. & Q. R. R. Co., serving as civil engineer for a period of two years. In 1880 he was engaged by the Oakaloosa National Bank as book-keeper, retaining that position until the month of April, 1886, when he was chosen by the Board of Directors as Cashier, vice W. A. Lindly, resigned. Dec. 28, 1881, Mr. Lofland was united in marriage with Miss Mary E., a daughter of Henry I. and Norvella Little, of this city. (See biographical sketch elsewhere in this work.) She was born in Ogle County, Ill., in 1863. By this union there have been two children: John H., born Feb. 6, 1883, and Helen, Feb. 21, 1885. Mr. Lofland is a young man of the strictest integrity, possessing a high order of business qualifications, and is firmly established in the confidence of the people, as the responsible position to which he has lately been chosen clearly indicates.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy