Wilford Woodruff Luce

7 November 1838–30 July 1906 (Age 67)
Vinalhaven, Knox, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Wilford Woodruff

When Wilford Woodruff Luce was born on 7 November 1838, in Vinalhaven, Knox, Maine, United States, his father, Stephen Grant Luce, was 37 and his mother, Mary Ann Wheeler, was 37. He married Anne Quarmby about 1861, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 30 July 1906, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilford Woodruff Luce
Anne Quarmby
Marriage: about 1861
Clara Emma Luce
Wilford Woodruff Luce
Frank Luce
Annie Eliza Luce
Mary Elizabeth Luce
David Wheeler Luce
Harriet Marie Luce
Louise Luce

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1861Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 10
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 25
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English:from the Old French and Middle English female personal name Luce, Lucy, from Latin Lucia .habitational name from Lucé (Orne), transported to England by the Normans.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Jason Luce: The "Black Sheep" of the Luce Family

    Jason Luce: The "Black Sheep" of the Luce Family by Roger Robin Ekins As if having their two young sons, ages 8 and 6, drown was not enough heartache for Stephen and Mary Luce, their son Jason got in …

    Sources (45)

    • Wilfred W Luce, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Wilford W Luce in entry for Wilfred W Luce and Essie Wilson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
    • Wilford Luce in entry for Mary Elizth Luce, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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