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John Newton Luquer
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Birth: Mar. 4, 1862
Montgomery
Orange County
New York, USA
Death: May 29, 1922
Orange County
New York, USA

John Newton Luquer was born in Montgomery, NY, in 1862. His father was a miller, operating a mill that had been in the family for three generations. On 11 Aug 1880, he married Mary Millicent Thompson. The newlyweds began life on one of the dairy farms owned by his father in law David Henry Thompson who ran a local creamery and owned the farms that contributed the cream to his business. After several years, John went into business for himself, eventually becoming a house painter and wall paperer. John Newton and Mary were the parents of seven children: Elizabeth Thompson, Clarence Newton, Esther Caroline, David Henry Thompson, Herbert, Edith Katherine, and Minthorne Quackenboss. The eldest and youngest children died in infancy.

John and Mary's marriage ultimately was not a happy one, and they legally separated in 1907. John remained in Orange County, while his wife went to Connecticut with the youngest daughter. Attempts over the years by their two daughters to get them to reconcile were unsuccessful.

John's third son Herbert went to Guilford County, NC, about 1910 to work at the hunting lodge of millionaire Clarence Mackay. John began to spend his winters in North Carolina visiting his son, and later, his daughter-in-law and grandchildren. His eldest son Clarence worked for the railroad and could get him reduced rate tickets to make the trip.

John died 29 May 1922 following complications that resulted from an injury he received while roofing a house. He fell from the roof and broke his leg. Infection set in, and he died within a few days.

Why his tombstone says that he died in 1926, I have no idea. The stone was put up many years after his death, and someone either was confused or didn't proofread! 
 
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 Parents:
  Abraham Luquer (1815 - 1889)
  Esther Felton McKinstry Luquer (1824 - 1898)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Millicent Thompson Luquer (1863 - 1930)*
 
 Children:
  Herbert Luquer (1890 - 1979)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jacob V. C. Luquer (____ - 1857)*
  Samuel M. K. Luquer (1855 - 1856)*
  John Newton Luquer (1862 - 1922)
  Edward V Luquer (1868 - 1894)*
  Catherine L. Luquer Mowbray (1870 - 1955)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hamptonburgh Cemetery
Campbell Hall
Orange County
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: Mary Louise Reynolds
Originally Created by: Elaina
Record added: Aug 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41289134
John Newton Luquer
Added by: Mary Louise Reynolds
 
John Newton Luquer
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John Newton Luquer
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