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Luther Deese

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Robeson County, North Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Pembroke, Robeson, North Carolina, USA
Place of Burial: Harpers Ferry Baptist Church Cemetery, Pembroke, Robeson County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Silas Deese and Julia Ann "Jewel" Lowery
Husband of Mary Deese and Fannie Deese
Father of Julia Mae Deese
Brother of Lottie A. Hayes; Nancy Deese never married; Elizabeth "Lizzie" Deese; John Deese; Maranzie Deese and 3 others

Managed by: Eldon Clark (C)
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About Luther Deese

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Birth: Feb., 1854 Robeson County North Carolina, USA

Death: Nov. 23, 1939 Pembroke Robeson County North Carolina, USA

Luther was the eldest son of Silas and Julia Lowry Deese. His first marriage was to Mary Brayboy. He married Fannie about 1880 according to the 1900 Federal Census.

The following was taken from the Nov. 27, 1939 edition of THE ROBESONIAN:

LARGE CROWD ATTENDS RITES FOR LUTHER DEES, INDIAN

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Harpers Ferry church for Luther Dees, Indian, about 65 to 70 years of age. Rev. T. M. Sweatt conducted the final rites, attended by a large crowd. Dees died Thursday following several weeks illness.

He is survived by his wife and several children. Pallbearers were Tommie Cummings, Lonnie Owens, William V. Hunt, Leslie Jacobs, Clifton Hunt, Carson Locklear. Flowerbearers: Armenda Brooks, Julie Mae Jacobs, Odessa Lowry, Lorine Hunt, Cletia Oxendine, Mercell Locklear, Earlene Lowry, Dovie Cummings, Ina Locklear.

  • **NOTE: His birth date was taken from the 1870 and 1900 Federal Censuses. His death date and burial information were taken from his NC death certificate.

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Parents:
  • Silas Deese (1823 - 1889)
  • Julia Deese (1832 - 1898)
Children:
  • Julia Mae Deese (1880 - 1931)*

Burial: Harpers Ferry Church Cemetery Robeson County North Carolina, USA -------------------- Luther was the eldest son of Silas and Julia "Jewel" Ann Lowery Deese. His first marriage was to Mary Brayboy. He married Fannie about 1880 according to the 1900 Federal Census.

The following was taken from the Nov. 27, 1939 edition of THE ROBESONIAN:

LARGE CROWD ATTENDS RITES FOR LUTHER DEES, INDIAN

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Harpers Ferry church for Luther Dees, Indian, about 65 to 70 years of age. Rev. T. M. Sweatt conducted the final rites, attended by a large crowd. Dees died Thursday following several weeks illness.

He is survived by his wife and several children. Pallbearers were Tommie Cummings, Lonnie Owens, William V. Hunt, Leslie Jacobs, Clifton Hunt, Carson Locklear. Flowerbearers: Armenda Brooks, Julie Mae Jacobs, Odessa Lowry, Lorine Hunt, Cletia Oxendine, Mercell Locklear, Earlene Lowry, Dovie Cummings, Ina Locklear.

  • **NOTE: His birth date was taken from the 1870 and 1900 Federal Censuses. His death date and burial information were taken from his NC death certificate.
    • *NOTE: His daughter-in-law, Eliza Johnson Deese, is buried at nearby Whitehill Freewill Baptist in Pembroke, NC. Eliza married William Deese, the son of Luther and his first wife, Mary Brayboy.
  • Updated from Find A Grave Memorial via brother John Deese by SmartCopy: Mar 22 2015, 17:00:32 UTC
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Luther Deese's Timeline

1854
February 1854
Robeson County, North Carolina, United States
1880
1880
Age 25
Robeson, North Carolina, USA
1880
Age 25
1939
November 23, 1939
Age 85
Pembroke, Robeson, North Carolina, USA
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Pembroke, Robeson County, North Carolina, United States