Robert L Lukes (1886 - 1952)

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Birthplace: IA, USA
Death: Died in Oskaloosa, Mahaska, IA, USA
Cause of death: Encephalitis-coronary thrombosis
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About Robert L Lukes

Robert's father died at age 44 in 1885. His mother immigrated to the USA May 1, 1885 aboard the Inman Line's "City of Rome" from Liverpool to New York. She must have been pregnant with Robert, as he was born in Iowa upon her arrival.

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
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