Lark Luke's Family & Genealogy

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Edward LUKE
(Abt 1801-)
Isabella LEVENSON
(Abt 1801-)
John W. LUKE
(Abt 1826-)
Elizabeth FOX
(Abt 1828-Between 1870/1880)
John LUKE Sr.
(1853-1934)

 

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Spouses/Children:

Katherine "Kate" SHREEVE

John LUKE Sr.
  • Born: December 9, 1853, Newcastle, England
  • Marriage: Katherine "Kate" SHREEVE on October 17, 1872 in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, USA
  • Died: June 23, 1934, Chariton, Lucas, Iowa, USA at age 80
  • Buried: June 25, 1934, Chariton, Iowa - Chariton Cemetery
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bullet  General Notes:

John came to America with his parents and sister on the ship "George Washington" in 1857.

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bullet  Noted Events In his Life:

  • Imigration: England on March 28, 1857, April 20, 1857, the Port of Boston. picture

    From LDS Records On-Line
    Emigration Year: 1857
    Luke, Ann, 1857, NA, George Washington, Ship roster on microfilm(s) 419943 25691
    Luke, Elizabeth, 1857, NA, George Washington, Ship roster on microfilm(s) 419943 25691
    Luke, John, 1857, NA, George Washington, Ship roster on microfilm(s) 419943 25691
    Luke, John Jr., 1857, NA, George Washington, Ship roster on microfilm(s) 419943 25691

    Vessel: George Washington Rig: Ship Registry: U.S. Tons: 1534 Master: j. Commings No. LDS Pass.: 817 Depart. Port: Liverpool Depart. Date: 28 Mar 1857 Arrival Port: Boston Arrival Date: 20 Apr 1857 Passage Days: 23 Comp. Leader J. Park

    GEORGE WASHINGTON
    George Washington, 1534 tons, 198' x 41' x 29', built 1851 by John A. Taylor at Chelsea, Massachusetts. Square-rigged with 3 decks, square stern, and a billethead owned by William Bramhall and others in the Boston area, she sailed in the Williams & Guion Line, Train's Line, and Warren & thayer's line of Liverpool and Boston Packets. On his return home to England, Charles Dickens preferred this sailing craft rathar than another experience on a British steamer. In 1867, the ship's registration was surrendered with no reason given. In 1857, the George Washington sailed under Captain Josiah S. Comings/Cummings, bringing 817 Mormons from Liverpool to Boston in 23 days. During the period of highest immigration, the Mormon church often chartered an entire ship. Ships, Saints and Mariners by Conway B. Sonne






  • Census, July 7, 1860, Cass, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania. picture
    NOTE: The family in this Census is only suspected to be "our Luke's". The ages of the children are consistant with other information on other documents but the ages of the parents, John and Elizabeth, are either wrong or these are not our Lukes. What we do know is that John entered military service in Pennsylvania and this is the only 1860 census data we have been able to somewhat connect to the family.

    The following Luke family members are listed on this page:
    JW Luke, Age 43
    Elizabeth, Age 42
    John, Age 6
    Ann, Age 4
    Margaret, Age 2

  • Census, June 11, 1870, Galva, Henry, Illinois. picture

    The following Luke family members are on this page:
    John Luke, Age 45
    Elizabeth, Age 42
    John Jr., Age 16
    Ann, Age 14
    Elizabeth, Age 7
    Henry, Age 5
    Sarah, Age 2
  • Census, June 24, 1880, Lucas, Lucas, Iowa. picture

    The following Luke family members are listed on this page:
    John Luke, Age 26
    Kate, Age 27, Wife
    John, Age 6, Son
    Annie, Age 5, Daughter (Should be Emma)
    Isabell, Age 2, Daughter


  • Census, June 1, 1900, Jackson, Lucas, Iowa. picture

    The following Luke family members are listed on this page:
    John Luke Sr., Head, Born Aug 1853
    Kate, Wife, Born Apr 1852
    Elizabeth, Daughter, Born Jun 1885
    Mable, Daughter, Born Juy 1887
    Jannette, Daughter, Born Aug 1886
    Edward, Son, Born Mar 1892
    Mary, Daughter, Born Jan 1895

    Jacob Luke, Head, Born Aug 1881
    Mary, Wife, Born Jun 1882
  • Census, April 30, 1910, Guilford, Monroe, Iowa. picture

    The following Luke family members are on this page:
    John Luke, Head, Age 56
    Kate, Wife, Age 57
    Edward, Son, Age 18
    Mary Ann, Daughter, Age 15



  • Census, January 6, 1920, Lincoln, Lucas, Iowa. picture

    The following Lane and Luke family members are listed on this page:

    Elizabeth Lane, Wife, Age 34 (Lizzie's husband, James, is on the previous census page)
    David, Son, Age 12

    John Luke, Head, Age 66
    Kate, Wife, Age 67



  • Census, April 17, 1930, Chariton, Lucas, Iowa. picture

    The following Luke & family members are listed on this page:
    John Luke, Head, Age 76
    Kate, Wife, Age 77





  • Newspaper Article: a Luke family reunion with four generations present at the gathering, August 9, 1932, Chariton, Iowa. picture








  • Newspaper Article: his 60 years of marriage to Kate Shreeve, October 23, 1932, Chariton, Iowa. picture








  • Cemetery: Chariton Cemetery, June 25, 1934, Chariton, Iowa. picture








  • Obituary: Herald Patriot, June 28, 1934, Chariton, Iowa. picture








  • Newspaper Article: the 90th. birthday celebration of Kate (Shreeve) Luke, April 15, 1943, Chariton, Iowa. picture









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John married Katherine "Kate" SHREEVE, daughter of Jacob R. SHREEVE and Catherine, on October 17, 1872 in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, USA. (Katherine "Kate" SHREEVE was born on April 15, 1853 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, died on April 15, 1949 in Chariton, Lucas, Iowa, USA and was buried in Chariton, Iowa - Chariton Cemetery.)


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