J.R. Luce

John Riley Luce

Full Name: John Riley Luce
Date of birth: October 30, 1871
Date of death: January 10, 1956

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 27 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)   Democrat Grapeland / Houston   Houston

(1) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.
(2) John Luce, Latexo, "Next Legislature Now Complete," 11/7/1908, p. 7. Galveston Daily News.
(3) GRAPELAND, TEXAS. "Grapeland is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 287 and Farm Road 227, twelve miles north of Crockett in northern Houston County." Handbook of Texas Online.
(4) Grapeland. House Journal.
(5) Crockett, Houston County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) Laxtexo. Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide.
(7) Grapeland. Texas Legislative Manual.
(8) Latexo, Houston County. Texas State Journal of Medicine, 1905.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • J.R. Luce, first marriage to Jennie Tyre, 12/20/1892 in Houston County. Texas, U.S., Marriage Index, 1824-2017. Ancestry.com.
  • Census of 1910 - John R. Luce, Houston County, age 38, born circa 1872 in Texas, farmer, wife Jennie, sons James C. and Ernest L., daughters Ruth A., Ruby I., Lourie B., and Margaret C.
    John R. Luce, second marriage to Caudis [Candis] Knox, 1/18/1912 in Houston County.
    Census of 1920 - J.R. Luce, Houston County, age 48, farmer, wife C.E. Luce, daughters L.B., M.C., M.J., G.C., and H.A.
    Census of 1930 - John R. Luce, Houston County, age 58, born circa 1872 in Texas, farmer, wife Candis E., daughters Georgia E. and Hazel A.
    Census of 1940 - John R. Luce, Houston County, age 68, born circa 1872 in Texas, farmer, wife Candis, daughters Georgia Luce and Jennie Bruce. FamilySearch. 1910 1920 1930 1940 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
  • John Riley Luce, birth date 10/30/1871 in Texas; death date 1/10/1956 in San Antonio, Bexar County; removal-burial in Crockett; farmer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • John Riley Luce, birth date 10/30/1871, death date 1/10/1956, burial in Evergreen Memorial Park, Crockett, Houston County, with spouse Candis Ellen Luce and daughter Georgia Esther Luce. Includes photos and obituary. Find a Grave.
  • 31st Legislature (1909) - J.R. Luce, postoffice Grapeland, nativity Texas, age 37 (born circa 1872), farmer, 37 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. J.R. Luce, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

31st 1st C.S. - 1909
Federal Relations  
Mines and Mining  
Privileges, Suffrage, and Elections  
Stock and Stock Raising  
31st R.S. - 1909
Federal Relations  
Mines and Mining  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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