Rebecca Pearce Vaughan

Female9 January 1842–7 December 1915

Brief Life History of Rebecca Pearce

When Rebecca Pearce Vaughan was born on 9 January 1842, in New Vineyard, Franklin, Maine, United States, her father, Zephaniah Morton Vaughan, was 30 and her mother, Clarissa McLain, was 26. She married Justin S. Luce about 1867. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Maine, United States in 1870. She died on 7 December 1915, in United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in New Vineyard, Franklin, Maine, United States.

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Justin S. Luce
Rebecca Pearce Vaughan
Marriage: about 1867
Erman Luce
Milton L. Luce
Edna M Luce

Sources (12)

  • Rebecca Luce in household of Justin S Luce, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rebecca Pearce Vaughan - Published information: birth: 9 January 1842; New Vineyard, Franklin, Maine, United States
  • Rebecca P Vaughan Luce, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1867
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

    Age 9

    "In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."


    Age 21

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: from fychan, a lenited form of bychan, a diminutive of bach ‘little’. This was often used to distinguish the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, typically the son of a father with the same name.

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

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