|Birth: ||Jan. 2, 1839|
New York, USA
|Death: ||May 13, 1921|
OBITUARY: (date & name of newspaper cut off of clipping--likely HEBRON JOURNAL, May 1921)
"Leonard Parker Luce was born in Karysburg (sic Varysburg), Wyoming County, New York Jan. 2, 1839.
He was left an orphan when quite young and made his own way thru life. When 15 he moved to Jackson, Mich.
When Civil War was declared he enlisted in the 3rd Wisc. Cavalry serving with distinction and was discharged as 1st Lt. at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in Sept. 1865. He was also commissioned as Capt. of the Mounted Home Guards, Second Brigade Nebraska Commission. He performed gallant service in helping to protect the settlers from Indian depredations. His daring exploits are familiar to the readers of the Journal which at different times published accounts of his thrilling experience.
He was proud of being a life subscriber of the Journal having subscribed when the paper was started over 50 years ago. He has always been prominent in the councils of the republican party. He served as county commissioner 2 times and had the respect of all who knew him.
Coming to Nebraska in 1866 Mr. Luce homesteaded in Thayer Co. on Rose Creek. Jan. 29, 1867, He was married to Mary Ann Casteel, who died Aug. 8, 1915. In 1917 he retired from the homestead and moved into Hubbell.
The following are left to mourn: John Wm Luce, Hubbell. Charles Isaac Luce, Stoneham, Co. Minie Alice Smith, Grand Island. Frank E. Luce, Denver, Co. Laura May Roper of Peetz, Co. Oscar B. Luce, Los Angeles. Anna Bell Tinker of Coldwater, Kansas. Pheba Marie Campbell of Sandpoint, Idaho."
Note: His Civil War records give birth date as Jan 2 1837, but census records support the other date often quoted of Jan 2 1839. He was born in Varysburg, Genessee Co., NY (now Wyoming Co.)
Rachel Tompkins Luce (1795 - 1859)
Mary Ann Casteel Luce (1847 - 1915)
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)*
Julia Adelia Luce Grinnell (1812 - 1871)*
Phiana Luce Merrell (1816 - 1865)*
Elihu Luce (1820 - 1902)*
Phebe A. Luce Bayn (1826 - 1906)*
Leonard Parker Luce (1839 - 1921)
Maintained by: Darlene
Originally Created by: Jennifer Craig
Record added: May 22, 2010
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