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Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, December l6, l897
A quiet home wedding occurred at noon yesterday at the home of the bride's parents on north Church Street, the contracting parties being MISS CLELLA BASHAW and MR. ROBERT A. SHULAR, of Des Moines, the ceremony being performed by Rev. G.D. Gurley, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church, only the relatives and a few intimate friends being present.
The wedding party arrived on the noon train from Des Moines, where the bride has been pursuing her musical studies for several months.
The contracting parties became acquainted at Parsons College of which they are both graduates, and the school acquaintance ripened into one of love.
The bride is the only daughter of MR. and MRS. J.R. BASHAW of this city, a handsome and accomplished young lady, a graduate of the Leon High School and Parson's College, and musician of note.
The groom also is a graduate of Parsons College, after which he graduated from the law department of the State University at Iowa City, and is now a practicing attorney at Des Moines with a brilliant future.
After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served and the happy couple departed on the afternoon train for Des Moines, where they have a home all furnished, ready for them. A number of their young friends accompanied them to the depot and it is said OAKEY CLARK furnished a hundred pounds of rice for the occasion. At least the wedding party and the coach looked as if that much had been used, as the train pulled out accomplished by a shower of rice and the good wishes of many friends.
The guests from a distance were: MRS. SHULAR and MISS MAUDE, mother and sister of the groom, of Chariton; MR. LEE BARTHOLOMEW, of Chariton and MR. L.S. SCOTT, of Chicago.
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
"With permission from the Leon Journal Reporter"
November 28, 2002
I'm looking for info on the family of John Luke-who came from England with
his wife Elizabeth Fox Luke and his oldest two children John and Annie...in
about 1857 aboard the George Washington...it appears from censuses that they
lived in PA and IL plus atleast Mahaska County as well as Lucas
County...this is from the births of the younger children. John was a coal
miner as was his son John. I found them in 1880 census in Lucas County and
it appears that atleast some of the family stayed in the Lucas County area
atleast until the early 1900s.
Found a little bit more info regarding John Luke Sr.
According to a marriage license when he married a Mrs Sarah Minor in Lucas
county--his parents names were Edward Luke and Isabell Levenson
I found this couple on familysearch.org with a son named John ....in Byker
Hill, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.
John Luke Sr born approx 1826 in England-he was widowed by 1880 and came to
the US approx. 1857 with his wife Elizabeth and two oldest children
The children that I know of our:
John Luke born approx 1854 in Eng
Annie Luke born approx 1856 in Eng
Henry Luke born approx 1864 in PA
Elizabeth Luke born approx 1863 IN PA
Sarah Luke born approx 1868 in ILL
Mary J Luke born approx 1870
John Luke jr married Kate born in PA
their children were:
John born about1875 in Mahaska County
Annie born between 1876-1877 in Wapello County
Isabell born about 1878 Wapello Co
Jacob born about 1881 Lucas Co
Cathrene born about 1883 Lucas Co.
Annie Luke married Richard Heath who was born approx 1850 in England also.
Their children were
George born about 1875
John born about 1877
Mary born about 1879
Sometime between 1880-1887 Richard Heath was apparently killed or disserted
the family. Annie remarried Homer Thorne Jul 3 1887 in Lucas County.
The known children of Homer and Annie Thorne:
I think the name is Lavinia born approx 1889 in Iowa
Frank born about 1894 in Iowa
Catherine born about 1897 in Iowa
Annie Luke and Richard Heath's son John was my
I am looking for any information regarding any of the above people.
They lived in Cleveland, Jackson twp, Lucas county, IA a good chunk of
their lives from what I can tell.
I have found that Annie was buried in Shaul cemetery in Ottumwa Wapello IA
Ann Luke Thorne
Birth Date: 1856
Death Date: 1928
also her husband Homer L Thorne was buried there also--b 1858 d 1913
information on the son John Luke-he was born in North England 9 Dec 1853 to
John and Elizabeth Luke. His obit said they lived in Pennsylvania (no town
mentioned) until he grew to young manhood.
He married Kate Shreefe on 17 Oct 1872.
They had ten children. These are the children according to the obit:
John W Luke, Mrs Bert Myers and Mrs Albert Lane all of Chariton IA. jacob R
Luke and Edward Luke of Melcher, IA, Mrs Emma Giles of Lamont, IA, Mrs Fred
Potter of Ottumwa, Mrs H.L. Wickline of Cedar Rapids, IA and Mrs A Whalley
of Lincoln, NE. It says he was preceeded in death by one daughter Catherine.
He was survived by 22 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren and one
sister Mrs. Lizzie Huff of British Columbia. He died 23 June 1934.
His sister's Lizzie-I believe is Elizabeth Luke-according to marriage
records she married John Hough on 6 Oct 1881.
Other marriage records in Lucas County, IA found:
Henry Luke married Minnie Richardson 26 Nov 1885
Sarah Luke maried John Hooper on 25 Dec 1885
I live in Ohio but my roots are in Lucas County. My parents are buried
in Sharon Cemetery just over in Wayne County. My sister who lives in
West Des Moines and I have done a many courthouse and cemetery visits in
Lucas County and surrounding areas. I, too, would like to thank Darlene
Arnold for all the work she has done. The newspaper index is the best I
have ever seen. Darlene has also been extremely helpful when I visited
the library in Chariton.
Looking forward to the web site under your guidance, David.
Thank you for the time an effort you will be putting into this county board.
I know I already emailed you and I thought it was going to the board since I
goofed I wanted to thank you publicly. Good Luck and I hope you have lots of
fun with this project.
Always researching Anderson, Baldwin, Combs, Mote
Congratulations! Let's have a round of applause, too,
and a few dozen virtual roses for Darlene Arnold, of
the Lucas County Genealogical Society, who took the
site over when it was orphaned and kept it moving
forward, but now has decided to pass in onward.
If y'all had any idea of the projects (including but not
limited to her wonderful newspaper index), Darlene
has undertaken for your benefit, you would be in awe!
And in the middle of all that, she added maintaining a Web
site to her repertoire.
Thanks Darlene! Best wishes David!
Frank D. Myers
Hello, my name is David Niswender. I am the new County Coordinator for Lucas
County, Iowa GenWEb. <A HREF="http://www.rootsweb.com/~ialucas/Main.htm">http://www.rootsweb.com/~ialucas/Main.htm</A>
I will be going over the site, and adding new information as it's available.
I will be checking those surnames that are posted. Those who's e-mails bounce
will be removed. If you have a surnmae in Lucas County, Iowa. Why not send it
to me, and I will post it for others to find.
If you have or had family in Lucas Co., Iowa. Why not write a biography
about, who, what, where and how they lived. Adding personality and flesh to
the names your researching.
I am also looking for anyone who has documents avialable, books,
biographys, newspaper articles. Anything that has to do with Lucas County.
Seeking lookup volunteres. Also seeking anyone willing to transcribe any
information ( i.e.) census, cemetery, bio's, newspapers ( with permission ),
Looking for someone willing to take headstone pictures, and submit to Lucas
County GenWeb page. This is actualy very important. In many cemeteries across
the nation. They are being vandalised. Who knows, that very picture you take.
Might be the last unfortunatley record of the headstone.
This goal, is to make Lucas County GenWeb page. Full of information, and
providing helpfull assistance to those researcing in Lucas County. This will
not happen over night. Nor in a few months, and i can not accomplish this
without your help. However if we all work together, and each adds just a
little. It will surely be a great place, and provide great information.
sincerly David Niswender, CC of Lucas County, Iowa GenWeb