Jewel Valentine Luker

8 March 1914–22 November 1999 (Age 85)
Marshall, Alabama, United States

The Life of Jewel Valentine

When Jewel Valentine Luker was born on 8 March 1914, in Marshall, Alabama, United States, her father, John Fletcher Luker, was 35 and her mother, Susie Austin Smith, was 12. She married Freeman Leeman Dunkin on 8 December 1934, in Morgan, Alabama, United States. She lived in Hartselle, Morgan, Alabama, United States for about 10 years and Election Precinct 10 Hartselle, Morgan, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 22 November 1999, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Gardendale, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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Freeman Leeman Dunkin
Jewel Valentine Luker
Marriage: 8 December 1934

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8 December 1934
Morgan, Alabama, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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.
1917 · The 167th Infantry Regiment

Age 3

The 167th Infantry Regiment of the Alabama National Guard was assigned to the 42nd “Rainbow Division” in World War II. The 167th fought in 5 major campaigns and served at the front longer than any other U.S. Regiment.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Lucker in Northumberland, probably named from Old English luh ‘pool’ + Old Norse kjarr ‘marsh’. 2. occupational name for someone who had to watch or look after something, typically a watchman or a keeper of animals, Middle English lokere (a derivative of Middle English loke(n), luke(n) ‘to look’, Old English lōcian).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jewel Locker in household of John T Locker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jewel V Luker in household of John F Luker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jewel Duncan in household of Will Duncan, "United States Census, 1940"

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