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GEORGE HARRISON LUTHER & LENA MASON, CHEROKEE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
Posted by: ROBIN LUTHER (ID *****1506) Date: August 20, 2012 at 19:36:44
In Reply to: SAMUEL WAITSEL LUTHER & RACHEL JANE RANDALL, BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA by ROBIN LUTHER of 1395

GEORGE HARRISON LUTHER WAS THE FIRST CHILD BORN TO SAMUEL WAITSEL AND RACHEL JANE (RANDALL) LUTHER. GEORGE WAS BORN IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON 7 NOV 1854. HE MARRIED LENA MASON. LENA WAS BORN IN SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA ON 17 SEP 1856. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF JOHN LORANZA AND JANE (QUINTON) MASON. GEORGE AND LENA HAD NINE KNOWN CHILDREN LISTED BELOW:

1. MARY JANE LUTHER BORN: 09 FEB 1876
2. JOHN WILLIAM LUTHER BORN: 19 MAY 1878
3. SHERMAN SAMUEL LUTHER BORN: 14 SEP 1880
4. SARAH ELLEN LUTHER BORN: 24 JAN 1883
SHE MARRIED ESCO ALLAN LUNSFORD. ESCO WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA ON 30
NOV 1892. HE WAS THE SON OF JOHN AND CYNTHIA (O’DELL) LUNSFORD. ESCO WAS A
FIRST COUSIN TO BASCOMB LUNSFORD, HUSBAND OF SARAH’S SISTER, LAURA
LUTHER.
ESCO AGE 76, MARRIED, DIED IN CHEROKEE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON 26 DEC
1968. INSTITUTION: GENERAL HOSPITAL. NORTH CAROLINA DEATH COLLECTION, 1908-
2004. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER 241-22-6329 ISSUED IN NORTH CAROLINA BEFORE 1951.
RESIDENCE: CHEROKEE COUNTY, ANDREWS, NORTH CAROLINA 28901. SOCIAL
SECURITY DEATH INDEX. HE WAS BURIED IN VALLEY RIVER CEMETERY, CHEROKEE
COUNTY, ANDREWS, NORTH CAROLINA.
SARAH AGE 90, WIDOWED, DIED IN CHEROKEE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON 15 AUG
1973. BIRTH PLACE: BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA. ADDRESS: ROUTE #1
CHEROKEE COUNTY, ANDREWS, NORTH CAROLINA. HUSBAND: NOT LISTED. PARENTS:
GEORGE LUTHER AND LENA MASON. HOSPITAL: DISTRICT MEMORIAL, ANDREWS,
NORTH CAROLINA. DOCTOR: C. O. VAN LORDER. CAUSE OF DEATH: CORONARY
OCCLUSION, 48 HOURS. DUE TO: ARTERIOSCLEROSIS, YEARS. DUE TO: DIABETES
MELLITUS. 6 MONTHS. FUNERAL DIRECTOR: IVIE FUNERAL HOME, MURPHY, NORTH
CAROLINA. BURIAL: 17 AUG 1973 VALLEY RIVER CEMETERY, ANDREWS, NORTH
CAROLINA. INFORMANT: MRS. LENA LADD [NIECE], ROUTE #1 BOX 3 MARBLE, NORTH
CAROLINA. NORTH CAROLINA DEATH CERTIFICATES, 1909-1975. SOCIAL SECURITY
NUMBER 242-20-0124 ISSUED IN NORTH CAROLINA BEFORE 1951. RESIDENCE:
CHEROKEE COUNTY, ANDREWS, NORTH CAROLINA 28901. SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH
INDEX. SHE WAS BURIED IN VALLEY RIVER CEMETERY, CHEROKEE COUNTY,
ANDREWS, NORTH CAROLINA. TOMBSTONE NAME: ELLEN L. LUNSFORD.
5. HARRISON LEE LUTHER BORN: 13 MAR 1885
6. JAMES MARTIN LUTHER BORN: 16 AUG 1887
7. LAURA JOSEPHINE LUTHER BORN: 14 JAN 1890
8. JULIA ADALINE LUTHER BORN: 03 AUG 1892
JULIA AGE 94, NEVER MARRIED, DIED IN CHEROKEE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON 11
APR 1987 INSTITUTION: NURSING HOME. AUTOPSY: NO. BURIAL: IN STATE. NORTH
CAROLINA DEATH COLLECTION, 1908-2004. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER 239-26-8280
ISSUED IN NORTH CAROLINA BEFORE 1951. RESIDENCE: CHEROKEE COUNTY, MARBLE,
NORTH CAROLINA 28905. SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX. SHE WAS BURIED IN
VALLEY RIVER CEMETERY, CHEROKEE COUNTY, ANDREWS, NORTH CAROLINA.
9. BEECHER MCKINLEY LUTHER BORN: 27 JAN 1895

ON 8 JUN 1880, THE CENSUS FOR TOWNSHIP NUMBER 3, BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA LISTED GEORGE LUTHER AS AGE 27. HIS WIFE LENAR WAS LISTED AS AGE 23. THEY HAD TWO CHILDREN: MARY J. 4, AND JOHN W. AGE 2. GEORGE STATED HE WAS MARRIED, HE WORKED AS A FARMER, HE COULD READ BUT NOT WRITE, HE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HIS PARENTS WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. LENAR STATED SHE WAS MARRIED, SHE WAS KEEPING HOUSE, SHE COULD READ AND WRITE, SHE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HER PARENTS WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. THEIR CHILDREN WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA.

ON 22 JUN 1900, THE CENSUS FOR VALLEY TOWN TOWNSHIP, CHEROKEE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA LISTED GEORGE H. LUTHER AS AGE 45, BORN: NOV 1853. HIS WIFE LENA WAS LISTED AS AGE 43, BORN: SEP 1856. THEY HAD NINE CHILDREN: MARY J. 24, BORN: FEB 1876, JOHN W. 22, BORN: MAY 1878, SAM S. 19, BORN: SEP 1880, SARAH E. 17, BORN: JAN 1883, HARRISON L. 15, BORN: MAR 1885, JAMES M. 12, BORN: AUG 1887, LARRA J. 10, BORN: JAN 1890, JULIE A. 7, BORN: AUG 1892, AND BEACHER MC K AGE 5, BORN: JAN 1895. GEORGE STATED HE WAS MARRIED, HE HAD BEEN MARRIED FOR 25 YEARS, HE RENTED HIS FARMHOUSE, HE WORKED AS A FARMER, HE COULD READ AND WRITE, HE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HIS PARENTS WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. LENA STATED SHE WAS MARRIED, SHE HAD BEEN MARRIED FOR 25 YEARS, SHE HAD GIVEN BIRTH TO 10 CHILDREN WITH 9 CHILDREN STILL LIVING, SHE HAD NO OCCUPATION, SHE COULD NOT READ OR WRITE, SHE WAS BORN IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND HER PARENTS WERE BORN IN SOUTH CAROLINA. THEIR CHILDREN WERE LISTED AS SINGLE AND BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA.

ON 30 APR 1910, THE CENSUS FOR MARBLE VOTING PRECINCT, VALLEY TOWN TOWNSHIP, CHEROKEE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA LISTED GEORGE H. LUTHER AS AGE 55. HIS WIFE LEANOR WAS LISTED AS AGE 53. THEY HAD SIX CHILDREN: SARAH B. 25, HARISON L. 24, JAMES M. 22, LAURA J. 19, JULEY A. 17, AND BEACHER C. AGE 15. GEORGE STATED HE WAS MARRIED, THIS WAS HIS FIRST MARRIAGE, HE HAD BEEN MARRIED FOR 35 YEARS, HE RENTED HIS FARMHOUSE, HE WORKED AS A FARMER, HE COULD READ AND WRITE, HE WAS BORN IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND HIS PARENTS WERE BORN IN SOUTH CAROLINA. LEANOR STATED SHE WAS MARRIED, THIS WAS HER FIRST MARRIAGE, SHE HAD BEEN MARRIED FOR 35 YEARS, SHE HAD GIVEN BIRTH TO 10 CHILDREN WITH 9 CHILDREN STILL LIVING, SHE HAD NO OCCUPATION, SHE COULD NOT READ OR WRITE, SHE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HER PARENTS WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. THEIR CHILDREN WERE LISTED AS SINGLE AND BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA.

ON 9 JAN 1920, THE CENSUS FOR VALLEY TOWN MARBLE DISTRICT, CHEROKEE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA LISTED GEO LUTHER AS AGE 65. HIS WIFE LELIA WAS LISTED AS AGE 63. THEY HAD TWO CHILDREN: JULIA AGE 27 AND BEACHER AGE 24. GEORGE STATED HE WAS MARRIED, HE OWNED HIS HOUSE FREE OF A MORTGAGE, HE WORKED AS A FARMER OF A TRUCK FARM, HE COULD READ AND WRITE, HE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HIS PARENTS WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. LELIA STATED SHE WAS MARRIED, SHE HAD NO OCCUPATION, SHE COULD READ AND WRITE, SHE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HER PARENTS WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. THEIR CHILDREN WERE LISTED AS SINGLE AND BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA.

ON 11 APR 1930, THE CENSUS FOR VALLEY TOWN TOWNSHIP, CHEROKEE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA LISTED GEORGE LUTHER AS AGE 75. HIS WIFE LEANER WAS LISTED AS AGE 73. THEY HAD ONE CHILD: JULIA AGE 37. GEORGE STATED HE WAS MARRIED, HE WAS 20 WHEN HE MARRIED THE FIRST TIME, HE OWNED HIS HOUSE, THE VALUE OF HIS REAL ESTATE WAS 1800 DOLLARS, HE DID NOT LIVE ON A FARM, HE WORKED AS A FARM LABORER, HE COULD READ AND WRITE, HE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HIS PARENTS WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. LEANER STATED SHE WAS MARRIED, SHE WAS 18 WHEN SHE MARRIED THE FIRST TIME, SHE HAD NO OCCUPATION, SHE COULD READ AND WRITE, SHE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA, HER FATHER WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HER MOTHER WAS BORN IN SOUTH CAROLINA. JULIE WAS LISTED AS SINGLE AND BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA.

GEORGE HARRISON LUTHER, AGE 77, MARRIED, DIED AT HOME IN CHEROKEE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON 22 MAR 1931. FULL NAME: GEORGE HARRISON LUTHER. BIRTH DATE: DEC 1853. BIRTH PLACE: NORTH CAROLINA. ADDRESS: CHEROKEE COUNTY, VALLEY TOWN TOWNSHIP, ANDREWS, NORTH CAROLINA. OCCUPATION: FARMER. WIFE: LIELA MASON. PARENTS: SAM LUTHER BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND JANE REYNOLDS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. HOSPITAL: NONE. DOCTOR: W. C. MARROW. CAUSE OF DEATH: CANCER OF FACE, 4 YEARS. AUTOPSY: NO. UNDERTAKER: W. T. FORSYTHE. BURIAL: 23 MAR 1931 VALLEY RIVER CEMETERY, ANDREWS, NORTH CAROLINA. INFORMANT: WILL LUTHER, ANDREWS, NORTH CAROLINA. NORTH CAROLINA DEATH CERTIFICATES, 1909-1975. HE WAS BURIED IN VALLEY RIVER CEMETERY, CHEROKEE COUNTY, ANDREWS, NORTH CAROLINA.

LENA (MASON) LUTHER AGE 86, WIDOWED, DIED AT HOME IN CHEROKEE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON 13 DEC 1942. NAME: LINNA MASON LUTHER. BIRTH DATE: 11 SEP 1856. BIRTH PLACE: BRUNSWICK, NORTH CAROLINA. ADDRESS: VALLEY TOWN TOWNSHIP, CHEROKEE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA. YEARS IN COMMUNITY: 40. HUSBAND: GEORGE LUTHER. PARENTS: MAJOR MASON, BORN IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA AND JENNIE QUINTON, BORN IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA. HOSPITAL: NONE. DOCTOR: W. C. MORROW. CAUSE OF DEATH: CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE, 27 HOURS. DUE TO: SENILITY AND HYPERTENSION. AUTOPSY: NO. FUNERAL DIRECTOR: W. T. FORSYTHE, ANDREWS, NORTH CAROLINA. BURIAL: VALLEY RIVER CEMETERY, ANDREWS, NORTH CAROLINA. INFORMANT: WILL LUTHER, ANDREWS, NORTH CAROLINA. NORTH CAROLINA DEATH CERTIFICATES 1909-1975. SHE WAS BURIED IN VALLEY RIVER CEMETERY, CHEROKEE COUNTY, ANDREWS, NORTH CAROLINA.



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