Curtis Luce Family Bible
Date of Bible
Dimensions of Bible
12 inches tall
10 inches wide
3 inches thick
Researcher Name and Date
Maggie Rose, Librarian
Wayne County Public Library
Researched compiled between November, 2016 and February, 2017.
Curtis Luce Family Bible, cover
The cover is separated from the spine and the binding of the book. The binding is crumbling and is very fragile.
Curtis Luce Family Bible, Title Page
Accompanying Paperwork Associated with Bible
Curtis Luce Family Bible, Index Card with Family Narrative
- Debra Keener, to whom the card is addressed, is the Genealogist at the Wayne County Public Library where the Curtis Luce Family Bible was accepted and is now stored.
Transcription of Curtis Luce Family Bible, Index Card, Family Narrative:
Aug. 3, 2007
Please call if you need any information XXX-XXX-XXXX.
The following is some information that I thought you might find useful.
Muletta Waters-Ward moved to California in the early 1970's from Maryland and moved to the West Coast, Ca. 2 or 3 years after we did. She had no surviving family members as far as we knew.
Muletta, the last owner within the family is listed on the "Marriage Page"- married Ralph L. Ward on June 22, 1923.
The Bible - At the front of the Bible is the Written name - Curtiz Luce, Wooster Ohio.
-Midway through the Bible a list of "Births," "Marriages," and "Deaths" can be found.
The Picture- shows Muletta Waters-Ward at age 6 in 1910 on the far right side. Family lineage is listed on the back. but is is difficult to read.
Please let me know the outcome of the usefulness of the Bible. We are very excited that it has finally made it back to the place it originated.
Thank You, Karen A. Smith
Items Associated with Bible
Photo of Four Women
Included with the Curtis Luce Family Bible was a black and white photograph of four women. The photo is referenced in the accompanying paperwork's index card. The photograph is approximately 3.25 by 5 inches and is enclosed in a glass fronted, white painted and carved wooden photo frame measuring 8.5 inches by 9.5 inches.
Transcription of Curtis Luce Family Bible photo of Four Women.
Age 66 Age 44 Age 25 Age 6
July 5th, 1910
Grandma Warner Tayler --(unreadable text)12
B(unreadable text) 1844 Died --1911? - 68 yrs
Grandma Warner Luce William 69 yrs
Born april 4 1866 Died May (unreadable text)35
Mother Tookah Luce Waters Francis 58
(unreadable text) Gertrude Walters Ward
Born May 31-1904
Marriage Records associated with Bible
Curtis Luce Family Bible Marriage Records
Note the different inks used to record marriages, indicating possible different dates of entries. Also note different handwriting indicating possible different persons recording information.
Curtis Luce. Mary A. Lance
Married May 27th.. 1860
William C. Luce Ella Warner
Married June 21st.. 1884
Mrs Ella Luce – Married lu N.B Sfrague
Jan 17th.. 1900 Wooster, Ohio
Tookah Etta Luce: Alberta- Waters Married 1903
Muletta Waters – Ralph L. Ward June 22 1923
Columbus, Ohio Sept 2
Tookah Etta Luce Waters to Walter Herman Francis 1912
Herman Luce Francis to Marjorie Ann hickeson nov 19- 1938
Wellsburg W. Va
April 8 – 1939
Birth Records associated with Bible
Curtis Luce Family Bible, Birth Records
Note the first seven entries appear to be by the same hand with the same pen and ink. The last three entries appear to be written in different inks or pens with different handwriting styles.
Curtis Luce. Born May 4th 1836
Mary. A. Luce. Born Mch 8th.. 1841
William C. Luce Born. Oct-2ond.. 1963
T[F}innie D. Luce born. May 5th 1869
Ella. Wife of W. C. Luce Born Apr 4th 1866
Tookah Etta Luce Born Apr 16th 1885
Willie Waunetta Luce born Sept 9th 1886
Gertrude Mubella Waters. Born May 31 – 1904- Daugh of Tookah
Herman Luce Francis Born Feb. 21, 1916 Son of Tookah
Phyllis Ann Francis, Born July 15, 1940 Daughter of Herman Note: Phyllis appears to have been spelled as "Phyliss" originally and later crossed out and overwritten as "Phyllis."
Death Records associated with Bible
Curtis Luce Family Bible, Death Records
Note numerous different inks and pens and style of handwriting possibly indicating separate times and persons recording the information.
William. C. Luce. Died Jan 2” 1886
Willie Waunetta Luce Died July 7. 187.
Curtis Luce Died Feb 8th.. 188(illegible)
Christopher Lance Died Mch 14- 1890
Rachel Ann Lance – Died Sep 1894
Finney D. Luce. Died July 2nd.. 1910-
Hester Jesretta – BornE˯s – Luce Died. Oct 9th.. 1909
Buried Columbus Ohio
Ella Luce Sprague – Wilson Died ^ May 8th 1935
Tookah Etta Luce Waters Frances Died – May 11 1943
Mary Ann Luce Died Wooster Ohio 1912
Buried Wilson Chapel Plattsburg Ohio Feb 29 – 1952 8:15pm
George Clifford Wilson Died Springfield Ohio, Husband of Ella
Buried Eastlawn, Columbus Ohio Feb 4 1950
Walter Herman Francis Died Sarasota Florida. Husband of Tookah
Handwritten Notations inside Bible
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