Luther VanHook

Male 1840 - 1909


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  • Born  25 Jul 1840  Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  9 Oct 1909  Colorado Springs, CO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  8 Nov 1909  Battle Grove Cemetery, Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Father  Samuel VanHook,   b. 25 May 1814,   d. 7 Sep 1849, Bracken, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth J Veach,   b. Abt 1819, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family  Alice Keller,   b. Jul 1844, Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1914 
    Married  16 Feb 1865  Cynthiana, Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • 1860 US Census - Cynthiana, Harrison Co., KY
      Luther VanHook, 19, clerk (in household of Thomas Frazier, merchant)

      1870 US Census - Cynthiana, Harrison Co., KY
      Luther Vanhook, 30, distiller, b. KY
      Alice Vanhook, 26, at home, b. KY
      Lyda Vanhook, 4, b. KY
      Margaret G Vanhook, 3, b. KY
      Keller Vanhook, 1, b. KY
      Thomas Foley, 60, gardener, b. Ireland
      Mary Mccarty, 21, domestic, b. KY
      Hannah Cronin, 13, domestic, b. KY
      John Doyle, 18, laborer, b. KY

      1880 United States Federal Census - Cynthiana, Harrison, Kentucky
      (note: name is shown as "Van Hoot" or "Hoot" in census index)
      Name Age
      Luther Van Hook39
      Alice Van Hook 36
      Lyda Van Hook 14
      Maggie Van Hook 12
      Keller Van Hook 10
      Luther Van Hook 8
      Serena Van Hook 6

      1900 US Census - Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS
      131 Clay Street
      Luther Vanhook, 59, b. Jul 1840 KY, real estate & loan
      Alice Vanhook, 55, b. Jul 1844 KY, mother of 6 children / 6 living
      Roger Vanhook, 20, b. Jan 1880 KY, stenographer
      Hannah Anderson,19, b. Mar 1881 Sweden, hired girl (immigrated 1882)
    Children 
     1. Lyda J. VanHook,   b. Abt 1866, Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1935, Cynthiana, Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Margaret (Maggie) Givens VanHook,   b. 26 Jul 1867, Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1929, Cynthiana, Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Abraham Keller VanHook,   b. 17 Jan 1869, Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1941, Los Angeles, CA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Luther VanHook,   b. Oct 1871, Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1940, Bismark, Burleigh, ND Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Roger Peck VanHook,   b. 26 Jan 1880, Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1920 and 1930
     6. Serena Kenney VanHook,   b. Jul 1874, Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954, Seattle, King, WA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  5 Sep 2015 
    Family ID  F2228  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • From LOG CABIN Fri. 15 Oct 1909 Vol. 14 No. 42, Pg. 7 Col. 3 DEATHS
      LUTHER VANHOOK - Died last Saturday in Colorado Springs, CO. Married daughter of Authur Keller. Surviving children are: Mrs. J. Tom Martin, Colorado Springs; Mrs. Campbell, Seattle, WA; Mrs. S. R. Boyd, Valencia, KS; Lewis, Robert and Keller VanHook. Buried back in KY.

      From LOG CABIN Fri. 5 Nov 1909 Vol. 14 No. 45 , Pg. 5 Col. 5 DEATHS
      LUTHER VANHOOK died in Denver recently, is being shipped to Cynthiana for burial next Monday. Body accompained by his son, Keller VanHook.

      History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.
      by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p.683.
      [Harrison County] [Cynthiana City and Precinct]

      LUTHER VAN HOOK, banker and distiller, P. O. Cynthiana, among the most
      active and energetic business young men of Harrison County; we would
      mention the name of L. Van Hook, who is now and have been since its first
      organization, in October, 1877, cashier of the Farmers National Bank, at
      this place, and also one of its charter members; he is a native of
      Harrison County, and was born July 25, 1840; his father, Samuel Van Hook,
      was also a native of this county and married Elizabeth J. Veach, by whom
      he raised two sons, Luther and Lewis, and one daughter, Serena; Samuel
      Van Hook followed the occupation of farming and merchandising, and died in
      1849; Luther was educated at Cynthiana, and began life as a merchant, which
      he followed very successfully for some time; afterward engaged in the
      manufacturer of woolen goods; since that time he has engaged in the various
      occupations of milling, distilling, grain, and stock dealing, etc. He has
      held several municipal offices, among them we would mention City
      Councilman, Vice President School Board, and is now Notary Public of
      Cynthiana; he was married near Cynthiana, Feb. 16, 1865, to Alice Keller,
      who was born in Harrison County, in July, 1844; her father, Abraham Keller,
      was a native of Bourbon, but moved to Harrison many years ago, where he
      acquired considerable property and prominence. Mr. Van Hook has an
      interesting family of six children, three sons, Keller, Luther and Roger
      Peck, and three daughters, Lyda, Maggie and Serena; his wife is a member of
      the Christian Church; he belongs to the Knights of Honor, and is
      politically Democratic. Mr. Van Hook is one of our most thorough going,
      upright business man, and is distinguished for his courtesy and
      politeness toward those with whom he has had business relations; he is a
      man of rare judgment, excellent business ability, and enjoys the
      confidence and respect of his fellow citizens.