Luke Bathey

10 December 1892–4 September 1990 (Age 97)
Columbia Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States

The Life of Luke

When Luke Bathey was born on 10 December 1892, in Columbia Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States, his father, Alfred Ralph Bathey, was 45 and his mother, Frances A Dickinson, was 35. He married Inez Frank Swain on 3 July 1915, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Pleasant Ridge, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 4 September 1990, in Collier, Florida, United States, at the age of 97.

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Luke Bathey
Inez Frank Swain
Marriage: 3 July 1915
Douglas Smith Bathey

Spouse and Children

3 July 1915
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 5

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 26

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced form of MacCathay, a Galloway surname of unexplained origin, also spelled Cathie.

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

Sources (3)

  • Luke Bathey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Luke Bathey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Luke Bathey in household of Alfred H Bathey, "United States Census, 1910"

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