Frances J Luster

Femaleabout 1863–

Brief Life History of Frances J

When Frances J Luster was born about 1863, in Hawkins, Tennessee, United States, her father, Hamilton Luster, was 46 and her mother, Mary Ann Ball, was 43. She lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870.

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Hamilton Luster
Mary Ann Ball
Thomas Luster
Archibald C. Luster
Frances J Luster
Spencer Luster
John Luster
William R. Luster
Sarah Margaret Luster
Henry Luster
Jacob "Jake" Luster

Sources (1)

  • Frances J Luster in household of Hamilton Luster, "United States Census, 1870"

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Siblings (9)

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World Events (8)


Age 0

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

1865 · Sultana Tragedy

Age 2

In April of 1865, the steamboat the Sultana exploded. The Civil War had been over for awhile so this was considered the worst maritime disaster in US history. Compared to the Titanic where 1,512 people were killed, 1,8000 soldiers were killed on the Sultana. Confederate soldiers that weeks earlier had been fighting with Union soldiers were now fighting to save their lives.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 33

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.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of English Lester . This surname is common among African Americans.

German: habitational name for someone from any of the places called Lust (see Lust 2).

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): either an artificial extension of Lust 1 or from southern German Luster ‘chandelier’.

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

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