Margaret LaVina Luster

9 February 1827–February 1909 (Age 81)
Crawford, Missouri, United States

The Life of Margaret LaVina

When Margaret LaVina Luster was born on 9 February 1827, in Crawford, Missouri, United States, her father, James Edward Luster, was 31 and her mother, Mary Anna Clinton, was 21. She married William R. Asher on 19 March 1848, in Crawford, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Short Bend, Dent, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Meramec Township, Dent, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died in February 1909, in Mounce, Dent, Missouri, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Salem, Dent, Missouri, United States.

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William R. Asher
Margaret LaVina Luster
Marriage: 19 March 1848
John K Asher
S. M. N. E. Asher
Mary Lavina "Vina" Asher
Cynthia Emeline M. N. Asher
James A. Asher
Jaminia J Asher
Jammia Jane " Janey" Asher
Margaret L Asher
Sarah Asher

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19 March 1848
Crawford, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 2

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 33

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Name Meaning

1 German: habitational name for someone from a place called Lust .2 Perhaps also English, a variant of Lester .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margret Asher in household of William Asher, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Margaret Asher in household of William Asher, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Margaret Luster in entry for William Asher, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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