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A. O. Luther

Death of A. O. Luther.

[The subject of this memoir, as well as the two brothers mentioned, are clearly martyrs to their county, the death of each being directly and clearly attributed to their service in the war of the rebellion. Well may their father mourn, for they were three noble boys.]

A. O. Luther is dead. In the presence of a number of friends he breathed his last Monday noon, having suffered intensely for over two weeks. The people of Boulder have carefully watched the condition of his health, more so than perhaps that of any other man who ever died, and were pained to hear of the progress of the deadly disease. Although deeply grieved at the result, they were not unprepared to hear the news yesterday that "Mr. Luther is dead." Mr. Luther was born in Porter county, Indiana, August 1842 and would consequently have been 38 years old next August. In '49 his father moved to Crown Point, Lake county, Indiana, where A. O. remained until the beginning of the war. He was an ardent lover of the Union, and was among the first to join the army, being a volunteer in the 20th Indiana regiment. He went with the army of the Potomac as far as he could, and was discharged a year after his enlistment on account of hernia, the same which 19 years later cost him his life. Until 1872 he made his home at Crown Point, Ind., and followed railroad engineering as a profession. He assisted Surveyor Titcomb in locating the Chicago, Danville, & Vincennes road; the St. Louis branch of the T. W. & W. road; the narrow guage road from Golden to Central, and the Logmont division of the C. C. In April, '72 he left Indiana for Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and in September of the same year he arrived in Golden March 11, '73, he came to Boulder, was for awhile station agent of the C. C. road, and ever after was in some way connected with the county recorder's office. On July 3d, '73, he was married to Mrs. Barker by Rev. Thompson. Two weeks ago last Friday he was first taken sick, and since then his life has hung in a balance, until yesterday death claimed its victory.

Few men have ever had the entire good will and friendly feeling of a community as did A. O. Luther. Firm in his convictions of right, he was never made an enemy by maintaining his convictions. Affable, kind, generous and full of soul-kinling vivacity, he numbered his admirers by the dozen, his warm friends by the score. In him Boulder has lost one of her truest and best friends. His aged father, whose silvery hair tells of 65 years of sunshine and sorrow, came from his country home in Indiana to bury his third son. Out of four, only one is left, the oldest. One lies in Santa Barbara, Cal., and two sleep in Boulder's silent city of the dead. The funeral, which took place yesterday at two o'clock, was a large one, the firemen turning out in a body, and a large crowd of admiring friends accompanying the remains to the last resting place.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: June 24, 1880
Volume Number: 24
Issue Number: 26
Page: 2
Column(s): 7

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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