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Robert L Lukes

Birthplace: IA, USA
Death: Died in Oskaloosa, Mahaska, IA, USA
Cause of death: Encephalitis-coronary thrombosis
Place of Burial: Oskaloosa, IA
Immediate Family:

Son of Luke Lukes and Alice Lukes (Martin)
Husband of Cuba Frances Lukes and Margie Lukes
Brother of Amelia Nora Tate (Lukes); John Lukes; Ellen Stringer (Lukes); Lucy Lukes, INFANT; Alice Fitzgerald (Lukes) and 2 others

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About Robert L Lukes

Bob Lukes ran Dean's -- Oskaloosa's oldest cigar store -- with his partner Frank Beach. In 1949, it was sold to Oren James.

Married twice; first to Cuba Frances Griggs on 31 March 1911 in Mahaska County, Iowa, and second on 8 Sept 1920 to Margie Peters in Mahaska Country, Iowa.

Robert's father, Luke Lukes, came to America first. His mother immigrated a few years later to the USA May 1, 1885 aboard the Inman Line's "City of Rome" from Liverpool to New York. She met up with Luke and within a year Robert was born in Iowa.

In 1910, he is listed as living with his sister Rose Lukes Kessler and her family in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Lukes, Robert L. b.1886 d.1952 Forest. Death record Bk 4 pg 126, d.Jun 28, 1952. b.Apr 16, 1886. COD encephalitis-coronary thrombosis. Obit 1 copy.

Obituary: Oskaloosa Daily Herald, Oskaloosa, Iowa

Saturday, June 28, 1952 -- Robert L Lukes, 66, of 302 High Avenue East, died in his home early this morning. He was formerly a molder at the Iowa Valve and later owned Dean's Cigar Store in partnership with Frank Beach and then Raymond Allison. He retired about five years ago and had been confined to his home by illness most of that time. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, and three sisters: Mrs. Rose Kessler, Mrs. Alice Fitzgerald, and Mrs. Kate Yaffee, all of Oskaloosa. Funeral services will be held in the Newman funeral home Monday, June 30 at 1:30pm with the Rev M. Dwight Walker in charge. Burial will be a Forest Cemetery.


Listed in 1920 census as age 34 and widowed, living with sister in Iowa.

Born in 1886 in Iowa


  • Name: Robert A Lucas
  • Birthplace: England
  • Relationship to Head of Household: Brother-in-law
  • Residence: Oskaloosa Ward 1, Mahaska, Iowa
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Race : White
  • Gender: Male
  • Immigration Year: 1886
  • Father's Birthplace: England
  • Mother's Birthplace: England
  • Family Number: 13
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Robert L Lukes's Timeline

April 16, 1886
Age 23
Oskaloosa, IA, USA
March 31, 1911
Age 24
Mahaska County, Iowa, United States
September 8, 1920
Age 34
Mahaska County, Iowa, United States
Age 33
Oskaloosa, IA, USA

Name: Rose L Kessler
Residence: , Mahaska, Iowa
Estimated Birth Year: 1880
Age: 40
Birthplace: England
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Film Number: 1820501
Digital Folder Number: 4300818
Image Number: 00188
Sheet Number: 1
Household Gender Age
Spouse Chas A Kessler M 51y
Rose L Kessler F 40y
Child Chas P Kessler M 19y
Child Robert W Kessler M 12y
Robert L Lukes M 34y

June 28, 1952
Age 66
Oskaloosa, Mahaska, IA, USA
Oskaloosa, IA