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Luke D. Porch
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Birth: Feb. 3, 1845
Knox County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 26, 1907
Iowa City
Johnson County
Iowa, USA

Luke D. Porch's tombstone in Lot 49, Block 16 of Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City, IA, shows his date of death as 26 Nov 1907; however, there are two newspaper articles which indicate otherwise. The Daily Iowa State Press - Saturday, 22 November 1907 "Local News: L. D. Porch, a pioneer officer and blacksmith, is critically ill this afternoon. His children have been summoned to his side..." The Daily Iowa State Press - Monday, 25 November 1907 PIONEER GONE TO OTHER SHORE - L. D. Porch Passes Away At West Side Home: Former Marshal of Iowa City is Now No More --Will be Laid to Rest Wednesday Afternoon. L.D. Porch, formerly marshal of Iowa City, and the holder of other positions of trust in the county, died this morning, at six o'clock, at his home on the West Side. He was 62 years of age, and was a victim of a combination of ailments. He had live[sic] here 35 years and was respected by everybody. A wife and one son, Lloyd, survive. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon from the family residence, and Rev. A. B. Leamer will officiate. Mr. Porch was an honored member of the Red Men, the Odd Fellows, and the English Lutheran Church.

Since his obituary was published on November 25th, I suspect that is the more accurate date, and that the headstone is either worn or incorrect (the Oakland cemetery records were burned in the 1950's). 
Family links: 
  David Porch (1809 - 1895)
  Catharine Hess Porch (1812 - 1898)
  Samantha Maud Wells Porch (1847 - 1918)
  Lloyd Wells Porch (1870 - 1940)*
  Charles H Porch (1832 - 1912)*
  Jesse W Porch (1834 - 1918)*
  Hiram Morgan Porch (1835 - 1918)*
  Joshua Porch (1839 - 1922)*
  Luke D. Porch (1845 - 1907)
  Manassah H Porch (1847 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakland Cemetery
Iowa City
Johnson County
Iowa, USA
Created by: roots56
Record added: May 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70473383
Luke D. Porch
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Luke D. Porch
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Luke D. Porch
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