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Mary Ann "Molly" Casteel Luce
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Birth: Nov. 29, 1847
Fountain County
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 1915
Hubbell
Thayer County
Nebraska, USA

Born in Wabash Twp., Fountain Co., IN.

Source: HUBBELL STANDARD; 13 Aug 1915; p.1, cols.1,2,3
OBITUARY OF MRS. L.P. LUCE...Mary Ann Casteel was born Nov. 29th, 1848 in Fountain county Ind. and moved to Boone county, Iowa when she was seven years old. Later she moved to Miami county, Kansas where she grew to womanhood. When 19 years old she united in marriage to Leonard P. Luce in
Thayer county, Nebraska; and to this union were born leven children, three of whom died in infancy. She answered the final summons to go hence, August 8, 1915, aged 67 yrs. 8 mo. and 9 days. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, eight children, 11 grand children and great-grandchild, two sisters and three brothers. All the children were present at the funeral except Mrs. Anna Tinker of Coldwater Kansas. Those present were John W.
Luce, Hubbell Nebraska, Chas T. Luce, Hubbell Nebr., Mrs. Anna Smith, Grand Island Nebraska, Frank E. and Oscar Luce of Stoneham Colo., Mrs. Laura Roper of Peetz Colo., and Mrs. Marie Campbell of Coldwater Kansas. Mrs. Luce became a member of the Hubbell Presbyterian church in March, 1907 and remained a faithful member till the time of her death.

The deceased was the mother of a large & gifted family. She was a perfect lady at all times and under all circumstances, she seemed born to inspire the love and respect of all who were so fortunate to become acquainted with her. Such a life as her's was a blessing and benefaction to all within the sphere of its influence and her death was a public misfortune, as well as an irrepable loss to the home circle made desolate by her departure. In the present of such a sorrow, how cold & impotent are words and how doubly deep would be the grief did not the rainbow of Christian hope span the dark gulf between time & eternity, and such pure lives inspire the belief that there is a better world beyond.

The funeral service was held at Hubbell Presbyterian church, Tuesday at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Guinn, and the ramians laid to rest in the Hubbell cemetery.

Mrs. L.P. Luce
Source: HEBRON JOURNAL; 13 Aug 1915; p.5, col.4
"DEATH OF MRS. L.P. LUCE
Old settlers will be pained to learn of the death of Mrs. L.P. Luce of Hubbell, Sunday, from cancer. Mrs. Luce was one of the very early pioneers of Thayer county, both she and her husband having been prominent factors
in early paving the way for the later tide of immigrations." 
 
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 Parents:
  William Casteel (1821 - 1861)
  Nancy Titus Casteel (1826 - 1890)
 
 Spouse:
  Leonard Parker Luce (1839 - 1921)*
 
 Children:
  John William Luce (1868 - 1929)*
  Charles Isaac Luce (1869 - 1953)*
  Minnie Alice Luce Smith (1871 - 1939)*
  Frank Elias Luce (1873 - 1943)*
  Walter Luce (1876 - 1879)*
  Philip Sheridan Luce (1878 - 1885)*
  Frederick Luce (1881 - 1881)*
  Laura May Luce Haselton (1882 - 1964)*
  Oscar Blaine Luce (1884 - 1932)*
  Anna Belle Luce Tinker (1886 - 1972)*
  Phoebe "Marie" Luce Campbell (1889 - 1960)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Ann Casteel Luce (1847 - 1915)
  Elias Vickers Casteel (1849 - 1918)*
  Caroline Casteel Shoffner (1852 - 1930)*
  Nancy Jane Casteel Williams (1858 - 1905)*
  William Douglas Casteel (1860 - 1939)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hubbell Cemetery
Hubbell
Republic County
Kansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Darlene
Originally Created by: Jennifer Craig
Record added: May 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52710277
Mary Ann Molly <i>Casteel</i> Luce
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Mary Ann Molly <i>Casteel</i> Luce
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Mary Ann Molly <i>Casteel</i> Luce
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