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Information about
Lewis Palmer Luttrell
b. Feb. 7, 1862 in Franklin, Illinois
d. July 30, 1947 at Goose Creek, Harris Co., Texas
m. (1)Katie Brown, Oct. 14, 1888 in Bellevue, Bossier Parish, Louisiana
L. P. and Kate separated in 1905
m. (2) Ann Chelette abt 1924 probably Goose Creek, Harris Co., TX

Children of Lewis and Kate:
Elmer Ellsworth - b. August 23, 1889, Alden Bridge, Louisiana
Navy 1905-1911; m. Jessie Booth
d. April 1968?
Minnie - b. November 5, 1890, Alden Bridge, LA
d. December 6, 1890
Mary Ann - b. July 27, 1892, Alden Bridge, LA
m. 1908, Benjamin Hughes "Jake" Adams (b. 6 Jun 1885,
Karnack, Harrison Co., TX)
Claude Atherton - b. June 29, 1894, Alden Bridge, LA
d. Dec 5, 1941
Georgia - b. Feb 22, 1896; d. Nov 22, 1974; m. Lon Hearn 1911
Roma (Polly) - b. April 11,1898
Joe Bailey - b. Aug 21, 1900; d. abt 1966; m. Annie Lee Daniels
Grady Mellville - b. Feb. 11, 1903, Karnack, TX  d. Oct (or Dec) 10, 1910

Son of James Monroe* and Mary Ann Ward Luttrell

* Ramsey and Mrs. Guy Martin information shows "James Madison"
Claude Atherton Luttrell, Sr. (grandson of J. M.) diary notes show "James Monroe".   Article about William T. Luttrell in "Portrait and Biographical Album of Morgan and Scott Counties, Illinois" by Chapman Brothers, 1889 also shows "James Monroe".

Siblings of Lewis Palmer Luttrell
Thomas Edward, Ernest, Cora, and Mamie**

**Mamie not shown in other sources.  "Mamie" (spelling questionable) shown in diary entry of Claude Atherton Luttrell, Sr. with notation "adopted (child) by Smith".

In notebook of Claude A. Luttrell, Jr., reference is made to a “letter from Aunt Mary (dau. of L. P. Luttrell) of July 21, 1953. . .
“L. P. Luttrell born in Springfield, IL. . .came south at age 24.  Was age 10 when his mother died in childbirth.  Dr. took baby girl and raised her.  A brother Tom came to Texas in 1901.  Had brother named Earnest.  Grandad often spoke of Wright family.”


Lewis Palmer Luttrell was a logger and timber estimator.  He purchased land in Bossier and Caddo Parishes, LA and Harrison Co., TX for timber.  He had pair of horses (Pat and Rat) he used in logging business.  His sons, Elmer, Claude, Joe Bailey, and son-in-laws Jake Adams, Lon Hearn, and probably Roma's husband (?) all worked in oil/gas fields of LA, AR, TX as drillers/roughnecks. (per CAL Jr.)

1880 Census - Morgan County, Illinois
Lewis Luttrell listed in household of George M. and Catherine Wright.
Listed as "laborer" and "farmer"
Wright's children shown are William, Effie, Charles and Myrtle

According to Franklin, Illinois newspaper article, "Off the Reel" (abt. 1941), "Kate" Wright is Lewis Palmer's mother's sister.  Mrs. Effie Glenn, Mrs. Reuben Jones and Carl Luttrell are his cousins.  He left Franklin in the 80's and drifted south.  He has a son at 600 Owing Street, Longview, Texas, "six children living, 22 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren".  "He owns a home at Goose Creek, Texas; he "writes legibly without glasses", and "took a five mile walk one day this spring" (he celebrated birthday #79 the previous February).

According to Laura Estelle Hammett Luttrell (Mrs. Claude A Luttrell, Sr), L. P. and Kate "separated in 1905.  L. P. stayed at Karnack, TX.  Kate and children went to Alden Bridge, LA.  L. P. sent Elmer (age 16) to Navy to keep him from helping Kate, hoping Kate would come back".

In notes by Claude A. Luttrell, Sr, "Dad lived with Bud at Gilliam, went to Chester, 1919, then to Goose Creek (TX) in 1924, married Ann Chelette".

Buried in "Rest Haven, Houton, TX" according to Texas Death Certificate

Louisa Katherine "Kate" Brown
b. Oct. 24, 1866, Birmingham, Alabama
d. 18 Jan 1928, Tullos, Louisiana

Father's Name:  George Brown
Mother's name: Nancy Ann Underwood, b. 1839, AL; d.1905, Alden Bridge, Bossier Parish, LA.  Had a brother, Marshall, who died 1906.  (per Llewellyn A. George, grdau of Mary Ann Luttrell)

"Kate & L. P. separated in 1905.  Kate went to Grandma's in Alden Bridge, LA; married 'Dad Wood' in 1911 or 1912"
(from Claude A. Luttrell Sr. notes)

H. M. Underwood (Uncle Marshall Underwood?) was Witness on Kate and Lewis's wedding license.

Kate and Lewis "separated in 1905".  Kate married "Dad Wood in 1911 or 1912 at Oil City (LA)"
Kate Luttrell, front, with son, Claude A. Luttrell, Sr. (behind her) and possibly other children.  Possibly Joe Bailey on left, ? next to him and Mary on right.
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Lewis Palmer Luttrell