Curtis Luce Family Bible

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Curtis Luce Family Bible

Date of Bible

Not Available

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.

Title Page

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:

  • Front

Debra Keener

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.

  • Reverse

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.

  • Front

Age 66 Age 44 Age 25 Age 6

July 5th, 1910

  • Reverse

Great Catherine

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

Wooster, Ohio

Mrs Ella Luce – Married lu N.B Sfrague

Jan 17th.. 1900 Wooster, Ohio

Tookah Etta Luce: Alberta- Waters Married 1903

Springfield, Ohio

Muletta Waters – Ralph L. Ward June 22 1923

Columbus, Ohio Sept 2

Tookah Etta Luce Waters to Walter Herman Francis 1912

Covington Ky-

Herman Luce Francis to Marjorie Ann hickeson nov 19- 1938

Wellsburg W. Va

April 8 – 1939

Married Twice

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

Columbus Ohio

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

None Present

Other Items of Interest

None Present