John Henry Luce

21 September 1892–31 January 1979 (Age 86)
Wickhaven, Perry Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of John Henry

When John Henry Luce was born on 21 September 1892, in Wickhaven, Perry Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, David Porter Luce, was 24 and his mother, Dora Belle Culler, was 25. He married Beatrice Jane Stuckslager in 1920. He lived in Perry Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years and Perryopolis, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States for about 5 years. He registered for military service in 1919. In 1940, at the age of 47, his occupation is listed as janitor at public school in Perryopolis, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 31 January 1979, in Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Mount Washington Cemetery, Perry Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Henry Luce
Beatrice Jane Stuckslager
Marriage: 1920

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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.
    1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
    Age 12
    St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 24
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    English (Gloucestershire and South Wales):1. most probably from the Norman personal name Luce (a vernacular form of Latin Lucia or Lucius). This is generally a female name, although male bearers are found in France. It was borne by a young Sicilian maiden and an aged Roman widow, both of whom were martyred under Diocletian and are venerated as saints. 2. Alternatively, the surname may be a variant of Lewis .

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

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    Sources (11)

    • John Luce, "United States Census, 1940"
    • John Luce, "United States Census, 1930"
    • John H Luce in household of Porter Luce, "United States Census, 1900"

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