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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Iowa Miller and James Albert Lusk

Iowa Miller was the daughter of Anderson Miller and Cynthia Hickam and the older sister of my Great Grandmother Noda Vesta Miller Lamb. Iowa would be my great great aunt.



Iowa Miller was born Abt 1883 in Madison County, NC to Anderson Miller (DOB 11/1834 in Old Buncombe County in an area that is now Madison County, NC; DOD 3/1907 in Madison County, NC) and Cynthia Hickham (DOB 11/1841 in Old Buncombe County in an area that is now Madison County, NC; DOD 10/12/1929 in Hot Springs, Madison County, NC).

Iowa Miller married James Albert Lusk, aka Jim Lusk. James A. Lusk was born 12/28/1875 in NC. They were married Abt 1898 in Madison County, NC. They had 7 children that I'm aware of:

1) Elura L. Lusk, aka Lura Lusk (DOB 2/17/1898 in Madison County, NC; DOD 1/9/1974 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) married William Earl Kennington (DOB 4/7/1892 in Lancaster, Lancaster County, SC; DOD 1/8/1953 in Swannanoa Division Veterans Hospital, Oteen, Buncombe County, NC). They had James Kennington.

2) Jessie Elizabeth Lusk (DOB 6/12/1901 in Madison County, NC; DOD 10/20/1986 in Buncombe County, NC).

3) Fannie C. Lusk (DOB 7/6/1904 in Madison County, NC; DOD 11/6/1997 in Laurens County, SC) married Earnest Fowler (DOB Abt 1896 in TN; DOD ? in ? ). They had Jennie Fowler, Hugh Fowler, Bruce Fowler.

4) Willie Lusk (DOB Abt 1908 in Madison County, NC; DOD 11/14/2000 in Magnolia Place, 8020 White Av., Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) married Lawrence Henry King (DOB 1/25/1906 in Enoree, Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 4/16/1979 in Spartanburg County, SC). They had Kenneth King, John R. King, Shirley King.

5) Ethel Lusk (DOB 8/3/1910 in Madison County, NC; DOD 11/13/1998 in Laurens County, SC) married James T. Cogdill (DOB 1/1/1909 in ? ; DOD 1/20/1994 in Laurens County, SC).

6) Frank Lusk (DOB 7/10/1915 in Madison County, NC; DOD 9/17/1937 in Greenville County, SC in an auto accident).

7) John L. Lusk (DOB 6/28/1918 in Laurens County, SC; DOD 1/12/1988 in Newberry, Newberry County, SC).


1900 U.S. Census of Spring Creek, Madison County, North Carolina; Roll: T623_ 1205; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 81, Lines 53-58, "William Lusk" and Lines 59-61, "James Lusk"
William Lusk, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Nov, 1849, 45 yrs old, Married 23 yrs (DOM 1877), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer, Owns farm free of mortgage
Jane Lusk, Wife, W, F, Born July, 1849, 49 yrs old, Married 23 yr, 9 children with 6 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Altha Lusk, Daughter, W, F, Born Mar, 1885, 15 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, both parents born in NC
Troy Lusk, Son, W, M, Born June, 1890, 9 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Dock Culbertson, Son-in-law, W, M, Born May, 1879, 21 yrs old, Married 0 years (DOM 1900), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer
Bessie Culbertson, Daughter, W, F, Born Mar, 1883, 17 yrs old, Married 0 years, 0 children, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
James Lusk, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Dec, 1876, 23 yrs old, Married 4 yrs (DOM 1896), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Iola Lusk (sic), Wife, W, F, Born May, 1882, 18 yrs old, Married 4 yrs, 1 child with 1 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Elura Lusk, Daughter, W, F, Born Feb, 1898, 2 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC


1910 U.S. Census of Spring Creek, Madison County, North Carolina; Roll: T624_1107; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0091; Image: 555; FHL Number: 1375120, Lines 52-53, "Jane E. Lusk", next door Lines 54-59, "James A. Lusk"
Jane E. Lusk, Head, F(emale), W(hite), 59 yrs old (DOB 1851), Widowed, 9 children with 5 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, No occupation, Could not read or write, Owns farm free of mortgage
Tay C. Lusk (sic, looks like Foy C. Lusk to me but Ancestry.com has him indexed as Tay C. Lusk), Son, M(ale), W(hite), 19 yrs old (DOB 1891), Born in NC, Both parents born in SC, Laborer at public work, Can read and write
James A. Lusk, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 34 yrs old (DOB 1876), First marriage, Married 12 yrs (DOM 1898), Born in NC, Both parents born in SC, Farm hand on farm, Can read and write, Owns farm free of mortgage
Iowa Lusk, Wife, F, W, 25 yrs old (DOB 1885), First marriage, Married 12 yrs, 6 children with 4 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
Lura L. Lusk, Daughter, F, W, 12 yrs old (DOB 1898), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Essie N. Lusk, Daughter, F, W, 9 yrs old (DOB 1901), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Fannie C. Lusk, Daughter, F, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1905), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Willie Lusk, Daughter, F, W, 2 yrs old (DOB 1908), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
at the bottom of the page, Lines 97-100, next page, Line 1, "Joe E. Lusk"
Joe E. Lusk, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 38 yrs old (DOB 1872), First marriage, Married 15 yrs (DOM 1895), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer on home farm, Owns farm free of mortgage, Can read and write
Della Lusk, Wife, F, W, 35 yrs old (DOB 1975), First marriage, married 15 yrs, 4 children with 3 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
Endora B. Lusk, Daughter, F, W, 14 yrs old (DOB 1896), single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
Ada C. Lusk, Daughter, F, W, 10 yrs old (DOB 1900), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
next page, line 1
Banie W. Lusk, Son, M, W, 3 yrs old (DOB 1907), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Lines 10-18, "Will J. Lusk"
Will J. Lusk, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 36 yrs old (DOB 1874), First marriage, Married 16 yrs (DOM 1894), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer on home farm, Owns farm free of mortgage, Can read and write
Della F. Lusk, Wife, F, W, 37 yrs old (DOB 1873), First marriage, Married 16 yrs, 7 children with 7 still alive, Born in TN, Father born in NC, Mother born in GA, Can read and write
Grace L. Lusk, Daughter, F, W, 13 yrs old (DOB 1897), Single, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in TN, Can read and write
Hubert F. Lusk, Son, M, W, 12 yrs old (DOB 1898), Single, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in TN, Can read and write
Virgil T. Lusk, Son, M, W, 10 yrs old (DOB 1900), Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in TN,
Sue A. Lusk, Daughter, F, W, 7 yrs old (DOB 1903), Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in TN,
Kate S. Lusk, Daughter, F, W, 4 yrs old (DOB 1906), Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in TN,
Bettie E. Lusk, Daughter, F, W, 2 yrs old (DOB 1908), Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in TN,




U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
James Albert Lusk, Laurens County, South Carolina; Roll: 1877672; Draft Board: 0, Serial #1875, Order #A2623
Serial #1875, James Albert Lusk, Order #A2623
Address: R#1, Clinton, SC
43 yrs old, DOB 12/28/1875
Occupation: Farming for Mitchell Hayes Lyon in Clinton, SC
Nearest Relative: Iowa Lusk, #1, Clinton, SC
39-2-14
Medium Height, Slender Build, Blue eyes, Black hair
Signed by him on 9/12/1918 in Laurens, Laurens County, SC

1920 U.S. Census of Cross Hill, Laurens County, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1699; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 48; Image: 682, Lines 88-93, "Jim Lusk"
Jim Lusk, Head, Rents farm, M(ale), W(hite), 46 yrs old (DOB 1874), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer, General farm
Iona Lusk (sic), Wife, F, W, 32 yrs old (DOB 1888), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Willie Lusk, Daughter, F, W, 11 yrs old (DOB 1909), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Ethyle Lusk (sic), Daughter, F, W, 8 yrs old (DOB 1912), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Frank Lusk, Son, M, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1915), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
John Lusk, Son, M, W, 11/12 mos old (DOB 1919), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC


1930 U.S. Census of Copeland St., Watts Mill, Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina; Roll: 2202; Page: 22A; Enumeration District: 28; Image: 1063.0, Lines 8-14, "James L. Lusk" (sic)
James L. Lusk, Head, Rents home $3/mos, M(ale), W(hite), 52 yrs old (DOB 1878), Married at age 20 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Comber at cotton mill
Dola Lusk (sic), Wife, F, W, 45 yrs old (DOB 1885), Married at age 14 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Ethel Lusk, Daughter, F, W, 18 yrs old (DOB 1812), Single, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in NC
Frank Lusk, Son, M, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1915), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, shine looms at cotton mill
John L. Lusk, Son, M, W, 11 yrs old (DOB 1919), Single, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in NC
Lawrence King, Son-in-law, M, W, 25 yrs old (DOB 1905), Married at age 25 (DOM 1930), Can read and write, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Weaver at cotton mill
Millie King (sic, Willie King), F, W, 22 yrs old (DOB 1908), Married at age 22, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both in NC



Mrs. Iowa M. Lusk (1950)
Laurens - Funeral services for Mrs. Iowa Miller Lusk, 67, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 4 at the Kennedy Mortuary. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Lusk died Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl Fowler of Newberry Route 1, following declining health for 7 months and a serious illness of 5 years.
She was born in Hot Springs, NC, the daughter of the late Cinthia Hickman and Ansel Miller. She lived in Hot Springs during the early years of her life, but made her home in Laurens for 38 years. She moved to Newberry two years ago. She was a member of the Lucas Avenue Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, James A. Lusk; daughters Mrs. Earl W. Kennington of Spartanburg; Mrs. Emmett Fowler of Laurens; Mrs. Lawrence King of Woodruff and Mrs. Toy Cogsdill of Wattsville; one sister, Mrs. Hester Sweeney of Wolf Creek, Tenn, 27 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
The body is at the mortuary.

James A. Lusk died 5/29/1961 in Laurens County, SC. He is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Ranch Rd, Laurens, Laurens County, SC. Iowa Miller Lusk is probably buried there too.

Source for their children:
1920 U.S. Census of Smyth St., Watts Mill Village, Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1700; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 62; Image: 159, Lines 76-83, "Sam Kennington"
Sam Kennington, Head, Rents home, M(ale), W(hite), 50 yrs old (DOB 1870), Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Painter, house
Addie Kennington, Wife, F, W, 44 yrs old (DOB 1876), Married, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
William E. Kennington, Son, M, W, 27 yrs old (DOB 1893), Married, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Painter, House
George R. Kennington, Son, M, W, 18 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Painter, house
Jessie Kennington, Daughter, F, W, 15 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Larsie Kennington, Daughter, F, W, 12 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Bert Kennington, Son, M, W, 10 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Lurie Kennington, Daughter-in-law, 22 yrs old (DOB 1898), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC


1930 U.S. Census of South Church St., Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; Roll: 2213; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 47; Image: 555.0, Lines 71-73, "Earle W. Kennington"
Earle W. Kennington, Head, Rents home for $12.50, M(ale), W(hite), 37 yrs old (DOB 1893), Married at age 27 yrs old (DOM 1920), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Painter, dwellings
Lena Kennington (sic), Wife, F, W, 32 yrs old (DOB 1898), Married at age 22 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
James Kennington, Son, M, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1925), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC

Social Security Death Index
Name: Lura Kennington
SSN: 248-15-****
Last Residence: 29301 Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States of America
Born: 17 Feb 1898
Died: Jan 1974
State (Year) SSN issued: South Carolina (1973)

NC Death Certificate #206, Registration District #11-00, Earl W. Kennington, DOD 1/8/1953 in Swannanoa Division Veteran's Hospital, Oteen, Buncombe County, NC
Usual Residence: 193 Alabama St., Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC
Male, White, DOB: 4/7/1892 in Lancaster, SC, 60 yrs old
Occupation: Jailer
Father: Samuel S. Kennington, Mother: Abbergale McMann (sic, it's hard to read the last name so this may not be correct)
Informant: Hospital Records
DOD 1/8/1953 at 7:00am
Cause of death: Arteriosclerotic heart disease
Burial: "Removal", 1/8/1953

1920 U.S. Census of Simmons St., Watts Mill Village, Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1700; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 62; Image: 148, Lines 33-39, "James N. Bowman", Fannie and Essie Lusk are boarding with his family
James N. Bowman, Head, Rents home, M(ale), W(hite), 63 yrs old, Married, Born in TN, Both parents born in TN, Night Watchman at cotton mill
Sintha J. Bowman, Wife, F, W, 54 yrs old, Married, Born in TN, Both parents born in TN
Albert H. Bowman, Son, M, W, 34 yrs old, Single, Born in TN, Both parents born in TN, Drawing at cotton mill
Gladis M. Bowman (sic), Granddaughter, F, W, 12 yrs old, Born in TN, Both parents born in TN
Jack Scott, Boarder, M, W, 17 yrs old, Single, Born in TN, Both parents born in TN, Carder at cotton mill
Jenny Compton, Boarder, F, W, 20 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Spooler at cotton mill
Fannie Lusk, Boarder, F, W, 15 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Tying in at cotton mill
Essie Lusk, Boarder, F, W, 19 yrs old (DOB 1901), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Spooler at cotton mill

1930 U.S. Census of Woodard Ave, Asheville, County, North Carolina; Roll: 1676; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 28; Image: 125.0, Lines 25-27, "William A. Patterson"
William A. Patterson, Head, Rents home $35, Owns radio, M(ale), W(hite), 50 yrs old (DOB 1880), Married, Born in VA, Both parents born in VA, Asst Manager sewing machine
Margaret Patterson, Wife, F, W, 50 yrs old, Married, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in VA, serving, hunstwhing (sic, illegible)
Jessie W. Lusk, Roomer, F, W, 28 yrs old (DOB 1902), Married at age 22 yrs old (DOM 1924), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Nursing private family

North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996
Name: Jessie Elizabeth Lusk
[Jessie Elizabeth W]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed (?, How can she be born Lusk and die Lusk but have been married and is widowed?)
Social Security Number: 24166****
Father's Last Name: W
Age: 85
Date of Birth: 12 Jun 1901
Birth Location: North Carolina
Birth State: North Carolina
Residence City: Asheville
Residence County: Buncombe
Residence state: North Carolina
Date of Death: 20 Oct 1986
Death City: Asheville
Death County: Buncombe
Death State: North Carolina
Institution: General Hospital
Attendant: Physician
Burial Location: Cremation out of state
Source Vendor: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1983-87

Social Security Death Index
Name: Jessie Lusk
SSN: 241-66-****
Last Residence: 28806 Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States of America
Born: 12 Jun 1901
Died: Oct 1986
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (1959)

1930 U.S. Census of Augustine St., Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina; Roll: 2202; Page: 31A; Enumeration District: 28; Image: 1081.0, Lines 28-32, "Earnest Fowler"
Earnest Fowler, Head, Owns home valued at $1500, M(ale), W(hite), 34 yrs old (DOB 1896), Married at age 25 yrs old (DOM 1921), Can read and write, Born in TN, Both parents born in TN, Barber in private shop
Fannie Fowler, Wife, F, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1906), Married at age 16 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born NC
Jennie B. Fowler, Daughter, F, W, 8 yrs old (DOB 1922), Born in SC, Father born in TN, Mother born in NC
Hugh Fowler, Son, M, W, 3 yrs 8/12 mos old (DOB 1926), Born in SC, Father born in TN, Mother born in NC
Bruce Fowler, Son, M, W, 3/12 mos old (DOB 1930), Born in SC, Father born in TN, Mother born in NC

Social Security Death Index
Name: Fannie L. Fowler
SSN: 248-01-****
Last Residence: 29360 Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina, United States of America
Born: 6 Jul 1904
Died: 4 Nov 1997
State (Year) SSN issued: South Carolina (Before 1951)

The Greenville News, 11/15/2000
Willie L. King, Woodruff
Willie Lusk King, 92, formerly of 310 Allen Bridge Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at Magnolia Place, Spartanburg.
A native of Hot Springs, N.C., she was a daughter of the late James A. and Iowa Miller Lusk. Member: Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Survivors: sons, Kenneth K. King Sr. and Johnny R. King, both of Woodruff; a daughter, Shirley K. Stone of Woodruff; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation: 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Lanford Funeral Home, with the service at 3 p.m. Burial: Greenhaven Memorial Gardens.
Memorials: Cornerstone Baptist Church, 165 Gray St., Woodruff, SC 29388.

Social Security Death Index
Name: Lawrence King
SSN: 247-10-****
Last Residence: 29388 Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States of America
Born: 25 Jan 1905
Died: Apr 1979
State (Year) SSN issued: South Carolina (Before 1951)

Social Security Death Index
Name: Ethel L. Cogsdill
SSN: 247-32-****
Last Residence: 29360 Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina, United States of America
Born: 3 Aug 1910
Died: 13 Nov 1998
State (Year) SSN issued: South Carolina (Before 1951)

Social Security Death Index
Name: James T. Cogsdill
SSN: 249-09-****
Last Residence: 29360 Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina, United States of America
Born: 1 Jan 1909
Died: 20 Jan 1994
State (Year) SSN issued: South Carolina (Before 1951)

Death Certificate, NC Death Certificate #13771, Frank Lusk, DOD 9/17/1937 in Greenville General Hospital, Greenville, Greenville County, SC. Auto accident, amputated his arm at shoulder.

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Records, 1938-1946
Name: John L Lusk
Birth Year: 1918
Race: White, Citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: South Carolina
State of Residence: South Carolina
County or City: Spartanburg
Enlistment Date: 21 Jan 1941
Enlistment State: South Carolina
Enlistment City: Fort Jackson Columbia
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for assignment to another corps area
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Unskilled occupations in manufacture of textiles, n.e.c.
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 64
Weight: 105

Social Security Death Index
Name: John L. Lusk
SSN: 247-10-****
Last Residence: 29108 Newberry, Newberry, South Carolina, United States of America
Born: 28 Jun 1918
Died: 12 Jan 1988
State (Year) SSN issued: South Carolina (Before 1951)


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