Biography of George N. Luce
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Luce, George N., was born in Lansing, October 20, 1839, the son of Israel Luce, also of this town, who was born in 1802, and was a millwright and carpenter. The latter was a prominent man in the town, and held various offices of trust. He was also colonel in the State militia. He married first Lemira Comfort, by whom he had these children: Emeline, who died young, Eleanor (deceased), James, Catharine (deceased), Warren, Sarah and Franklin. Franklin was a soldier and died in Libby prison. He married second Catharine, a sister of his first wife, and they had these children: Matilda, George N., Mary, Martha,Chauncey, Emma and Willis. Israel died in 1883, and his wife in 1893. He was a son of Franklin Luce, one of the pioneer settlers of this town. George N. Luce was educated in the common schools, and remained on the farm until the age of twenty seven, when he began for himself, and in 1871 he bought the place of seventy five acres on which he has since lived. In 1866 he married Rebecca M. Teeter. Mrs. Luce's mother died September 19, 1891, at the age of seventy six years, mourned by all who knew her. Our subject and wife have had five children: Hattie E., born October 6, 1867, wife of Alson E. Buck, of Lansing; Maggie M., born May 31, 1874, died young; Frank, born May 11, 1878, died in infancy; George R., born April 23, 1883; and William A., born November 14, 1985. Mr. Luce is a Prohibitionist in politics, and he and wife are members of the Baptist Church.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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