John Elwood Luton

10 March 1919–11 February 1980 (Age 60)
Creek, Warren, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of John Elwood

When John Elwood Luton was born on 10 March 1919, in Creek, Warren, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Herbert Luton, was 22 and his mother, Gladys Urso Keaton, was 22. He married Myrtle Ernestine Meads in 1949, in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Nixonton, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 11 February 1980, in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States.

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John Elwood Luton
Evelyn Berry Williams
Marriage: 22 November 1965

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World Events (8)

Age 1
The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1920 · Women Get the Vote
Age 1
In 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified making it so that women could vote. This achievement finally gave North Carolina the freedom to vote they had been fighting for since 1897.
1937 · The Neutrality Act
Age 18
The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the place in Bedfordshire (named in Old English as ‘settlement (Old English tūn) on the (river) Lea’), or, more plausibly in view of the pattern of distribution, from Luton in Devon (near Teignmouth), named in Old English as ‘Lēofgifu's settlement’ (from an Old English female personal name composed of the elements lēof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + gifu ‘gift’). A further possible source of the name is Luton in Kent, named as the ‘settlement of Lēofa’.

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

Sources (29)

  • John O Luten in household of John H Luten, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John E Luton in household of John H Luton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John E Luton in entry for John Herbert Luton, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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