Lark Luke's Family & Genealogy

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John William LUKE
Johannah "Hannah" JOHNSON
Agnes WEST
John Elvin LUKE
Leslie Lester LUKE


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Marjorie Jane PALMQUIST

Leslie Lester LUKE
  • Born: March 10, 1924, Haydock, Monroe, Iowa, USA 1
  • Marriage: Marjorie Jane PALMQUIST on August 15, 1945 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois, USA
  • Died: December 18, 2009, Tomball, Harris, Texas, USA at age 85

bullet  General Notes:

Les was stationed aboard the Navy landing ship LST-737 during WWII. He has recorded his experiences while serving aboard the ship and you can listen to his commentary by clicking here.


bullet  Noted Events In his Life:

  • Census, April 16, 1930, Aurora, Kane, Illinois. picture

    The following Luke family members are on this page:
    John E. Luke, Head, Age 31
    Dorothy, Wife, Age 33
    Johnnie A., Son, Age 9
    Charles I., Son, 8
    Leslie ?, Son, Age 6

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

  • Marriage: Les Luke and Marjorie Palmquist were married, August 15, 1945, Aurora, Kane, Illinois. picture


Leslie married Marjorie Jane PALMQUIST, daughter of Arthur Elmer PALMQUIST and Mary Mable HOTOPP, on August 15, 1945 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois, USA. (Marjorie Jane PALMQUIST was born on June 2, 1926 in Aurora, Kane, Illinois, USA, died on December 21, 2005 in Tomball, Harris, Texas, USA 2 and was buried on December 27, 2005 in Klein Cemetery - Tomball, Texas.)



  1. Personal Information,
    Haydock was a mining camp in Monroe County Iowa.
    About 1921 as the mines at Buxton in Monroe County were playing out a new mining camp called Haydock, still in Monroe County, about 18 miles distance over hills and valleys from Buxton was starting up. Few of the citizens from Buxton were willing to follow the unstable life of a miner and so many opted to go to various cities. The camp had already been populated by many miners and their families, mainly from Illinois, and there were very few business opportunities available.
  2. Social Security Death Index,
    Name: Marjorie J. Luke SSN: 361-18-8602 Last Residence: 77375 Tomball, Harris, Texas Born: 2 Jun 1926 Died: 21 Dec 2005 State (Year) SSN issued:Illinois (Before 1951 ).