Born in Norway, son of Eivind Olavson Loftsgaarden and Asne Landsverk. Married Johanna Olavsdatter. Two Children. Civil War: Private. Johanna died while Halvor was away at war. Post war: Halvor married a widow, Gunlaug (Smedal) Person. Two children. Sources: (“The Smedal Family History” by Erling A. Smedal. Publ. by The Ohio Genealogical Society, Mansfield OH, 1966.)