Harriet Carleton Luce

Female4 December 1877–9 January 1964

Brief Life History 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, Elizabeth Ulmer Carleton, was 32. She lived in Camden, Knox, Maine, United States in 1880. She died on 9 January 1964, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Luce
Elizabeth Ulmer Carleton
William Andrew Luce
Harriet Carleton Luce

Sources (7)

  • Harriet C Luce in household of Florence B Harding, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harriet Carleton Luce, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Hattie C Luce in household of Samuel D Carleton, "United States Census, 1880"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (2)

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


from the Old French and Middle English female personal name Luce, Lucy, from Latin Lucia .

habitational name from Lucé (Orne), transported to England by the Normans.

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

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