You're welcome for the information on Dr. Walter Loftus. I don't believe I'm related to that Loftus family. The family I'm working on are Henry Loftus and his wife Ellen Larkin? who lived on 43rd Street off Dundaff Street, Carbondale, PA (actually Fell Township) starting circa 1870.
There is a detailed biographical sketch of Dr. Loftus and another of his father in one of the histories of the area. I believe it is the two volume set "Jubilee History Commemorative of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Creation of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania" by Thomas F. Murphy published in 1928.
The Scranton Public Library has several copies according to their web site www.albright.org.