Lark Luke's Family & Genealogy

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John LUKE Sr.
Katherine "Kate" SHREEVE
Anna Catherine ANDERSON
John William LUKE
Johannah "Hannah" JOHNSON
Ruth E. LUKE


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1. Alfred C. "Skeets" JOHNSON

2. Spencer E. JONES

Ruth E. LUKE
  • Born: February 18, 1896, Keb, Lucas, Iowa, USA
  • Marriage (1): Alfred C. "Skeets" JOHNSON
  • Marriage (2): Spencer E. JONES
  • Died: February 1969, Compton, Lee, Illinois, USA at age 73 1

bullet  General Notes:

An interesting anomaly is found in the 1910 census for Bert Lane (age 25), Mary Luke (age 16) and Mary's sister, Ruth Luke (age 14). The census shows Bert's wife to be Ruth and that they have been married for 8 months making their marriage date about September of 1909. No one in the family remembers Bert being married to Ruth and Bert's first son, Ernest, was born May 21, 1911 to Bert and Mary. Mary, Bert's wife that everyone remembers, is also listed on the census but not married to Bert. It is my opinion that the census taker was somehow confused as to who Bert was married to and entered Ruth as Berts wife instead of Mary. (View 1910 census for Mary) (View 1910 census for Bert & Ruth) Also, the memorial card given out at Mary's funeral indicates that she and Bert were married on December 25, 1909 supporting evidence that the census is wrong. (View Mary's Memorial Card)


bullet  Noted Events In her Life:

  • Census, June 2, 1900, Jackson, Lucas, Iowa. picture

    The following Luke family members are listed on this page:
    John W. Luke, Head, Born Oct 1873
    Hannah, Wife, Born Dec 1875
    Mary, Daughter, Born Jan 1894
    Ruth E., Daughter, Born Feb 1896
    John E., Son, Born May 1898

  • Census, May 20, 1910, Delaware, Polk, Iowa. picture

    The following Luke and Lane family members are listed on this page:
    Johnie, Son, Age 11
    Willie, Son, Age 9
    Edwin, Son, Age 3 (Should be Irvin)
    Bert Lane, Son-In-Law, Age 25
    Ruth Lane, Wife, Age 14
    (Note: Bert was actually married to Mary, not Ruth. However, Mary is listed as living with her parents in the 1910 census so this census info must have gotten confused somehow.)
    Andrew Johnson, Boarder, Age 32
    Floyd Lane, Boarder, Age 18
  • Census, January 13, 1920, Wayne, Monroe, Iowa. picture

    The following Johnson family members are listed on this page:
    ? C. Johnson, Head, Age 34
    Ruth, Wife, Age 23
    Leonard, Son, Age 5
    August, Brother, Age 41

  • Census, May 8, 1930, Aurora, Kane, Illinois. picture

    The following Jones & Luke family members are listed on this page:
    Spencer E. Jones, Head, Age 27 (age at marriage: 20)
    Ruth, Wife, Age 32 (age at marriage: 26)
    Eugene D., Son, Age 6
    Irvin H. Luke, Brother-in-law, Age 25


Ruth married Alfred C. "Skeets" JOHNSON, son of Olaf A. JOHNSON and Christina C. (Alfred C. "Skeets" JOHNSON was born in August 1885 in Iowa.)


Ruth next married Spencer E. JONES. (Spencer E. JONES was born on March 21, 1904 and died in January 1981 in Montgomery, Kendall, Illinois, USA 2.)



  1. Social Security Death Index,
    Name: Ruth Jones SSN: 327-10-4356 Last Residence: 61318 Compton, Lee, Illinois, United States of America Born: 18 Feb 1896 Died: Feb 1969 State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 ).
  2. Social Security Death Index,
    Name: Spencer Jones SSN: 327-10-5589 Last Residence: 60538 Montgomery, Kendall, Illinois, United States of America Born: 21 Mar 1904 Died: Jan 1981 State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 ).