Abraham Luce

about 1852–
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Abraham

When Abraham Luce was born about 1852, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Benjamin B. Luce, was 23 and his mother, Sarah "Sally" Ann Carpenter, was 20.

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Benjamin B. Luce
1829–1898
Sarah "Sally" Ann Carpenter
1832–1906
Alvah Luce
1852–1903
Abraham Luce
1852–
Amanda Luce
1854–
Ada Luce
1868–
Orcela Luce
1897–1899

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World Events (3)

1863

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 11

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 11

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

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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