Mar. 27, 1945 Spokane Spokane County Washington, USA
His father was Martin Luper and his mother, Frances (Dunbar) Luper. They crossed the plains with an ox team in 1853 and settled in Linn County, Oregon. Many of these early pioneers used a team of oxen during this time period.
Lewis grew up in Linn County, OR and attended school there.
He married Elizabeth Horn 20 May 1873 in Lane County, Oregon.
That same year they moved to Lane County, Oregon where he had purchased a farm. In April 1883 they left Oregon and traveled by covered wagon to Lincoln County near Harrington, WA. They settled on a ranch three miles north of Harrington. Elizabeth passed away in 1902.
He married second to Emma Irene (Mustgrove) Strober Geer 6 January 1905 Davenport, Lincoln County, WA. This was her third marriage. She married first Henry Stober about 1884 and they had two sons, Arthur and George Stober. Emma Stober married second to James Geer 2 October 1896 Spokane, WA.
Louis passed away at a sanitarium in Spokane, WA. He was just a few weeks of being 100 years old.
He had one son: Berry Luper
The following copied from the Transcribed from An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington, published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904. "LEWIS T. LUPER is one of the leading farmers of Lincoln county and resides three miles northeast from Harrington. He was born on July 19, 1848, in Fulton county, Illinois. His parents were Martin and Frances Luper, natives of Pennsylvania, and early pioneers to Illinois. Our subject was the oldest child of the family and his brothers and sisters are named as follows, James, in Heppner, Oregon; George, who died on March 13, 1904, at Pendleton, Oregon; Mrs. Harriett Spidell in Los Angeles, California; and Mrs. Jennie Spangler of Corvallis, Oregon. The father brought his family across the plains in 1853, using ox teams to make the trip, and settled in Linn county, Oregon, taking a donation claim. Soon after this the mother died. The father remained on the old donation claim until 1877, then went to Los Angeles, California. After that, he spent six years in San Diego, California and there died in June, 1903, being aged eighty-seven. Our subject had taken a journey to visit his father on the December previous to his death. Lewis T. was educated and reared in Linn county and when twenty-one moved to Lane county and bought a farm. He cultivated this until 1883, when he came to Lincoln county. He soon selected the pre-emption where he now lives and began to open up a farm. Owing to the fact that he had very limited means, Mr. Luper had a hard time to get started but his labors were finally prospered and he soon added more to his farm by purchase and now has over eighteen hundred acres, two thirds of which are producing first class crops of wheat. In addition to doing general farming he has paid considerable attention to raising cattle and horses and now has some fine animals. When Mr. Luper first came here the country was wild and almost an unbroken prairie and he has seen it transformed from that to one of the most fertile wheat sections in the United States. The estate is provided with a fine residence, good barns and all improvements and implements needed to carry on a first class farm. On May 20, 1873, in Lane county, Oregon, Mr. Luper married Miss Elizabeth Horn, a native of Iowa. She came with her parents across the plains in the early days and settled in California. Later, they moved to Lane county, Oregon. Her father was James Horn. He lived in Lane county, Oregon until his death in the spring of 1904, being aged seventy-seven. To our subject and his wife one child, Berry, has been born. He married Miss Minnie Moore and is now farming in the vicinity of Harrington. On April 2, 1902, Mr. Luper was called to mourn the death of his beloved wife. He is a man of excellent standing in the community and is a member of the pioneer association."