Harriet Carleton Luce

4 December 1877–1963 (Age 85)
Maine, United States

The Life of Harriet Carleton

When Harriet Carleton Luce was born on 4 December 1877, in Maine, United States, her father, William Henry Luce, was 38 and her mother, Eliza U Carleton, was 32. She lived in Camden, Knox, Maine, United States in 1880. She died in 1963, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Luce
1839–1894
Eliza U Carleton
1845–1931
William Andrew Luce
1866–1938
Harriet Carleton Luce
1877–1963

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 21

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 23

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire and South Wales):1. most probably from the Norman personal name Luce (a vernacular form of Latin Lucia or Lucius). This is generally a female name, although male bearers are found in France. It was borne by a young Sicilian maiden and an aged Roman widow, both of whom were martyred under Diocletian and are venerated as saints. 2. Alternatively, the surname may be a variant of Lewis .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Harriet C Luce in household of Florence B Harding, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hattie C Luce in household of Samuel D Carleton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Harriett Luce, "United States Census, 1930"

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