Flora Georgia MCCARTNEY

Female 1889 - 1974  (84 years)


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  • Name Flora Georgia MCCARTNEY 
    Born 24 Sep 1889  Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 Jun 1974  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 5 Jun 1974  Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From the New Era, Parker, SD, Sept. 28, 1889:
      “There is joy in the home of Mr. and Mrs. George McCartney. A little girl came to bless their home on Tuesday. Mother and child are doing nicely and George is as proud as a peacock over the happy event.”

      "When her father died, John Fairfield Lowell became her guardian. He controlled the purse strings.

      Sioux Falls City Directory, 1907 lists Flora McCartney, 924 W. 9th, Sioux Falls, SD Student. (Flora is living with her maternal grandparents at this time.)

      Sioux Falls SD City Directory, 1909 lists Flora McCartney, 1024 W. 9th, Sioux Falls, SD, Student.

      "I can remember as a small kid going to Flora's high school graduation. They sang opera at the graduation and that was the first time that I had heard that type of singing.

      "Flora, when she went to New York to school, she travelled around New England quite a bit. My grandmother's brother was still living at that time, Uncle Frank Furbish, living in New England. I've got some letters of his. They were first written to my Grandmother or my Aunt Minnie and then later to Flora. She had met him and there are pictures of him. He's a very stately distinguished character. By this time, the Furbishes were maybe more advanced financially than the Lowell's. They were intermarried with the Whitney's.

      "There were letters written by him [Benjamin Luker] to Flora. Flora had hung on to some of these. He was in Europe a while in World War I in the army. Some of the letters are written in French. Flora was quite adept at French, as was her husband. The letters are semi-sentimental.

      When Flora was in the hospital, George J. Lowell took care of all of her finances, wrote her checks, and watched out for things. When she was looking for apartments in Sioux Falls, Flora asked Hazel what varoius things were in these apartments. "What's that black streak over there?" Hazel said that it was the mopboard. After more of these questions, Hazel asked her if she couldn't see any better than that and then said that Flora couldn't stay in an apartment if she couldn't see any better than that. Then Hazel brought her to the doctor and she eventually had her cataracts removed.

      The reason that Flora went to Stanford was that all of the McCartneys were out there. George McCartney's father, Judge McCartney, left money to Flora. John Fairfield was her guardian. Grandma Lowell then went with her to Stanford and Columbia and kept house for her. Flora taught school all over the country but she never stayed at one place for very long. She taught at Park City, Utah; Fort Scott, Kansas; Hibbing, Minnesota; Hekla, South Dakota; and later in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Grandma went with her to all of these places.

      Newspaper article in San Diego Union (San Diego, CA) Thursday, December 19, 1901, pg. 3:
      “McCartney Estate.
      In the estate of John McCartney citations have been issued to Anna B. McCartney, Ada McCartney Brown, Samuel C. and Flora G. McCartney, to appear in court the 20th inst. and show what reason they have, if any, why the partition as prayed for by Ella B. Ward should not be made.
      In the matter of the guardianship of Flora G. McCartney citations have been issued to Anna B. McCartney, Ada McCartney Brown, and Minnie McCartney to appear at the hearing the 20th inst. and show why A. Haines should not be appointed guardian.”

      Newspaper article in the San Diego Union (San Diego, California) on Saturday, November 8, 1902:
      "Upon the filing of the receipts of Ella B. Ward, Ada McC. Brown, A. Haines, guardian of Flora G. McCartney, minor; S. C. McCartney, Anna B. McCartney, heirs of the estate of John McCartney, deceased, the administrator, M. L. Ward, was discharged."

      Newspaper article in San Diego Union (San Diego, CA) Tuesday, July 21, 1903, pg. 5:
      “The estate of Flora G. McCartney has been appraised at $1,750. It consists of a lot in Los Angeles.”

      Flora met Ben at Stanford. Flora got her master's from Columbia and he got his Ph.D. from there. After they both graduated, Flora taught school and they kept in contact and then they were married.

      While at Columbia, Flora wrote her Masters Essay titled “The Life of the Industrial Revolution as Reflected in the Literature of the Nineteenth Century.” It was published in 1915. Columbia University’s Special Collections and Rare Books has a copy of this work. She received her Master of Arts degree from Columbia’s Department of Political Science, Philosophy, and Pure Sience.

      Newspaper article in the Grand Forks Daily Herald (Grand Forks, North Dakota) Saturday, June 28, 1919:
      "Miss Flora McCartney, who has been an instructor in French and Latin at the Central high school, during the last year, left yesterday for her home at Sioux Falls, S.D. Miss McCartney was accompanied by her grandmother, Mrs. Lowell, who has been making her home here for the year."

      Newspaper article, Fort Scott Daily Monitor (Fort Scott, Kansas) 5 Aug 1919:
      " The board last night confirmed the recent action of the teachers' committee of the board, in appointing Miss Flora G. McCartney of Sioux Falls, S.D., as history teacher in the Junior College. Miss McCartney is very well qualified for the position, being a graduate of Leland Stanford University, where she secured her A. B. degree. She also holds an A. M. degree, earned in Columbia University, New York."

      Newspaper article, Fort Scott Daily Monitor (Fort Scott, Kansas) 29 Aug 1919:
      "Miss Flora G. McCartney of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, will be in the History Department. Miss McCartney has two very strong schools back of her, she having received her A. B. from Leland Stanford University, California, and her A. M. from Columbia University, New York City. She has had four years of successful teaching of history."

      They were married when they were both teaching at Ann Arbor, Michigan.

      Newspaper article from the Morning Star (Rockford, Illinois) Wednesday, July 12, 1922, p. 6:
      “Marriage Licenses:
      Benjamin F. Luker, Ann Arbor, Mich., 35 [age];
      Miss Flora G. McCartney, Sioux Falls, S.D., 32.”

      Newspaper article from the Rockford Republic (Rockford, IL) Wednesday, July 12, 1922, pg. 4:
      “Manse Wedding.
      Benjamin F. Luker, of Ann Arbor, Mich., professor of French at the University of Michigan, and Miss Flora G. McCarty [sic] of Minnehaha, S.D., were united in marriage Tuesday evening at 6:30 o’clock at the First Presbyterian manse by Rev. William H. Fulton.”

      Newspaper article from the Morning Star (Rockford, IL) Thursday, July 13, 1922, pg. 6:
      “Miss Flora McCartney of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Benjamin Luker, Ann Arbor, Mich., were married by the Rev. William H. Fulton at the First Presbyterian manse Tuesday evening. Mr. Luker is a professor at the University of Michigan.”

      Newspaper article from Ann Arbor News (Ann Arbor, MI) Monday, August 21, 1922, pg. 7:
      “Prof. Benjamin F. Luker, instructor of romance languages in the university, and Mrs. Luker returned to Ann Arbor Saturday from a motor trip to Madison, Wis.”

      Flora and Ben Luker resided at 224 W. Arlington in Gainesville, Florida, when Ben was a professor at the University of Florida. Gainesville renamed and renumbered their streets after Ben’s death and Flora’s departure from Gainesville. The address “224 W. Arlington” became “112 SW 4th Ave.” The University appears to have razed the structure at some time, to create a parking lot.

      The lots that Hazel inherited from Flora were located in Walda, Florida.

      From the New York Times:
      “Columbia ‘15 Class [1915]
      Sets a New Record
      University Never Before Grant-
      ed 2,160 Degrees and Di-
      plomas at One Time”
      [All individuals receiving degrees were listed. Under Master of Arts: Flora G. McCartney]

      Stanford Alumni Directory, 1932:
      "Luker, Mrs. Benjamin Franklin. (Flora Georgia McCartney, A.B., Hist., May '13; M.A., Columbia '15. m. July 11, 1920, Benjamin Franklin Luker, Gr., d. Aug. 11, 1929.) 224 W. Arlington, Gainesville, Fla."

      According to Grandpa, after receiving her degree at Columbia and before getting married at Ann Arbor, Michigan, Flora taught at Heckla, SD, Fort Scott, Kansas, and Park City, Utah. After getting married, she did not teach. Ben Luker was a professor of Romance Languages. He was also teaching at Ann Arbor. Then both of them went to Florida together.

      1930 Census: Florida, Alachua Cty., Gainesville, Dist. 12, 224 W. Arlington:
      Luker, Flora G., head, owns, age 35, widowed, born in South Dakota, father born in Indiana, mother born in Wisconsin, no profession listed;
      Lowell, Viola, grandmother, age 86, widowed, born in Maine, father and mother born in Maine, no profession.

      From the Stanford Alumni Directory, 1955:
      #Luker, Benjamin Franklin: French 10-F
      Luker, Mrs. Benjamin Franklin: AB Hist. 13
      *Flora Georgia Mc Cartney"

      From the Monday, June 3, 1974, Argus Leader-- "Funeral services will be at 1-30 p.m. Wednesday at the Miller Funeral Home for Mrs. Flora G. Luker, 84, of 401 W. 2nd St., who died Saturday at a local nursing home. Flora McCartney was born Sept. 24, 1889, at Parker. She was married to Benjamin F Luker July 11, 1922, at Rockford, Ill. He died in 1929 and Mrs. Luker moved to Sioux Falls. She was employed as a school teacher before her retirement. She is survived by cousins."

      From an autobiographical letter written by Flora in 1970--"John Fairfield Lowell born 1837 (May 17) Chesterfield Maine the son of Samuel and Hannah Lowell (both dates unknown). Hannah's maiden name was Lowell and they both died before John was grown and his brother Frank raised him. Nothing more is known of Frank except he died early & left a widow & children. John inherited $200 from his parents but never claimed it letting Frank's widow have it. John went to Wis. to the lumbering business when young & returned to Maine to marry Viola Furbish (Feb. 8, 1844) my grandmother. They had a daughter born Feb. 27, '65 and a son John R. Lowell born Apr. 16, 1869 at Ostrander Mills, Wis. In 1884 the family moved to S.D. & lived on a farm many years 12 mi. west of Sioux Falls and later in S.F. Minnie Lowell married Geo. in Dec. 12, 1888, one daughter was born (myself) Sept. 24, '89. John R. Lowell married --three sons were born. George has 3 sons--James, John, & Chharles [note--should be Roger]. James has one son Gerald, 21, two daughters Linda 18, Leann 14. Charles has one son Russell James 20 & two daughters Myra and Cherlyl living in S.F. There was a family of Lowells in S.D. in the early 1900's. We were not acquainted however. Also there was a family of Lowells at Canton, S.D. I noticed a few years ago in the obituary column of the S.F. daily. I never heard any other Lowells mentioned by my grandparents. In 1915, after an absence of 51 years, my grandmother Lowell took me with her to Maine to visit relatives. We did not become acquainted with any Lowells altho they were said to be numerous around there and to all bear a marked resemblance to each other. The cemeteries bear many Lowells."

      From a newspaper article (no date) with picture--"CLASS OF 1908 HAS REUNION IN SIOUX FALLS. Sixty years after graduating, nine of the 49 members of the Washington High School class of 1908 gathered Thursday night at Kirk's restaurant for a reunnion. It was the fifth time they had been reunited since leaving high school. The group was the first to graduate from Washington High School under that name. For three and a half years they attended school at the present site of Irving Schoool at 11th and Spring. In February of 1908, all classes moved into the new high school which at that time was the north wing of the present WHS building. At that time the school enrollment was approximately 500. Of the 49 graduates of 1908, 20 are deceased; six could not be located. PICTURE CAPTION READS-- The first class to graduate from Washington High School after it was renamed from Sioux Falls High School held a reunion Thursday in Sioux Falls. The nine members of the Washington High Class of 1908 which assembled for their 60th reunion are, seated from left, Mrs. Flora Luker, Mrs. John Cressey, Mrs. I. O. Abbott and Louise Olsen. Standing from left are Guy Anderson, Finney Briggs, Frank Yeager, Harry Gamberg and Charles Look."

      FUNERAL MEMORIAL READS--

      Mrs. Flora G. Luker
      401 West 2nd
      Sioux Falls, So. Dak.

      Born--September 24, 1889, Parker, So. Dak.
      Died--June 1, 1974, Sioux Falls, So. Dak.
      Services-- One thirty P.M. Wednesday, June 5, 1974, Miller Funeral Chapel, Sioux Falls, So. Dak.
      Officiating--Rev. Vernon Severson
      Organist--Mrs. C. B. Van Ausdall
      Vocalist--Mr. Bob Mills
      Service of Interment--Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, So. Dak.

      Mrs. Luker's only survivors include several of her cousins.

      Casketbearers--Larry Feay, Russell Lowell, James Lowell, Charles Lowell, John Lowell, George Lowell.

      The family of Mrs. Luker extends an invitation to join them at the Charles Lowell residence, 1305 N. Lincoln, for refreshments and fellowship following the committal service."

      WEDDING CERTIFICATE--

      This is to certify that Benjamin F. Luker of Ann Arbor, Mich. and Miss Flora G. McCartney of Minnehaha South Dakota were by me united in Holy Matrimony according to the Ordinance of God and the Laws of the State of Illinois at Rockford on the 11th day of July in the year of Our Lord, One Thousand, Nine Hundred and twenty two. Witnesses--Ella F. McClelland and B. F. McClelland. Wm H. Fulton, Minister of the Gospel"

      SSDI: #504-48-0779, b. 24 Sep 1889, d. June 1974 res. 57104 Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota., , , [1, 2]
    Person ID I671  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2016 

    Father George Andrew T. MCCARTNEY,   b. 16 Apr 1855, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1890, Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Mother Minnie E. LOWELL,   b. 27 Feb 1865, Ostrander, Waupaca, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1951, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1888  Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstones
    McCartney, George and Minnie Lowell McCartney
    McCartney, George and Minnie Lowell McCartney
    Histories
    Stories.  The Lowell-McCartney-Luker Women.
    Stories. The Lowell-McCartney-Luker Women.
    Looks at Minnie Lowell, her marriage to George A. McCartney, and their daughter, Flora Georgia McCartney, and her marriage to Benjamin Luker. Describes both women's decline after the deaths of their husbands, leading to hermit-like existences for both women at their farm west of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Family ID F231  Group Sheet

    Family Benjamin Franklin LUKER, II,   b. 5 Sep 1886, Proctor, Comanche, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1929, Gainesville, Alachua, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 11 Jul 1922  Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Lowell Family.  Christmas 1959(?) Part 1.
    Lowell Family. Christmas 1959(?) Part 1.
    The extended Lowell family at 1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. L. to R.: Harold D. Nelson, Gudrun Nelson, Myra Lowell, Gert Lowell, Charles Lowell, George Lowell, John Lowell, Flora Luker.
    Histories
    Correspondence.  University of Florida Archives and Gerald R. Lowell.
    Correspondence. University of Florida Archives and Gerald R. Lowell.
    The University of Florida Archives responds to Lowell's query re. documentation of Benjamin and Flora Luker's activities at the University of Florida.
    Stories.  The Lowell-McCartney-Luker Women.
    Stories. The Lowell-McCartney-Luker Women.
    Looks at Minnie Lowell, her marriage to George A. McCartney, and their daughter, Flora Georgia McCartney, and her marriage to Benjamin Luker. Describes both women's decline after the deaths of their husbands, leading to hermit-like existences for both women at their farm west of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Last Modified 8 May 2017 
    Family ID F234  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Sep 1889 - Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Jul 1922 - Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jun 1974 - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Jun 1974 - Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Lowell, Viola Furbush.  With descendants.
    Lowell, Viola Furbush. With descendants.
    L. to R.: Flora McCartney Luker, Minnie Lowell McCartney, Viola Furbush Lowell, Freda Volsch Lowell, John H. Lowell. Abt. 1932/3.
    Luker, Flora McCartney. At the 'beach'.
    Luker, Flora McCartney. At the "beach".
    Luker, Flora McCartney.
    Luker, Flora McCartney.
    Luker, Flora McCartney.
    Luker, Flora McCartney.
    Luker, Flora McCartney.
    Luker, Flora McCartney.
    Luker, Flora McCartney. College.
    Luker, Flora McCartney. College.
    Luker, Flora McCartney.
    Luker, Flora McCartney.
    Lowell Family.  Christmas 1959(?) Part 2.
    Lowell Family. Christmas 1959(?) Part 2.
    The extended Lowell family at 1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Part 2. L. to R.: John Lowell, Flora Luker, Roger Lowell, Alice Lowell, Florence Lowell, Linda Lowell, Hazel Lowell (barely visible at right).
    Luker, Flora McCartney.
    Luker, Flora McCartney.
    Taken at 1201 N. Lincoln during a Christmas celebration.
    Lowell Women and One Boy
    Lowell Women and One Boy
    Taken approximately 1935 perhaps at Minnie McCartney's farm. L to R: Hazel Miller Lowell, Flora McCartney Luker, Minnie Lowell McCartney, Freda Volsch Lowell, John Harvey Lowell holding a watermelon, Florence Feyder Lowell, Gertrude Brockhouse Lowell.

    Documents
    Birth. Luker, Flora Georgia McCartney.  A reissued baptism certificate.
    Birth. Luker, Flora Georgia McCartney. A reissued baptism certificate.
    Flora was originally baptized on 7 February 1909 at the First Presbyterian Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The reason that this copy was requested is not known, but Flora's baptism into the Presbyterian Church occurred twenty years after her birth.
    Birth. Luker, Flora Georgia McCartney.  Birth Date Verification.
    Birth. Luker, Flora Georgia McCartney. Birth Date Verification.
    This document, issued on March 30, 1959 by the principal of Washington Senior High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, indicated Flora's birth date, as found on high school records. It is not clear why Flora requested this document in 1959.
    Death. Luker, Flora McCartney.  Funeral Memorial.
    Death. Luker, Flora McCartney. Funeral Memorial.
    Flora died on 1 June 1974. Her funeral was held on 5 June 1974, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Death. Luker, Flora McCartney.  Obituary.
    Death. Luker, Flora McCartney. Obituary.
    Published in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, Monday, June 3, 1974. Flora died on 1 June 1974 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Death. Luker, Flora McCartney.  Obituary.
    Death. Luker, Flora McCartney. Obituary.
    Publication name and date unknown. Flora died on 1 June 1974 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Wills.  Lowell, Viola.  Probate documents.
    Wills. Lowell, Viola. Probate documents.
    Wealthy Viola Lowell died on 31 October 1933. Her granddaughter, Flora G. Luker, was appointed Administratix. Final discharge of probate occurred on 13 June 1934. Viola's two children, Minnie Lowell McCartney and John Russell Lowell, inherited Viola's estate.
    Wills.  Luker, Flora McCartney.  Will.
    Wills. Luker, Flora McCartney. Will.
    Written on 17 August 1973.
    Wills.  McCartney, John.  Probate documents.
    Wills. McCartney, John. Probate documents.
    Died 30 Jan 1899 in San Diego, California. John McCartney's son, George McCartney, preceded him in death. George McCartney's only child, Flora Georgia McCartney Luker, inherited her father's share of John McCartney's estate. Flora's mother was Minnie Lowell McCartney.
    Land Records.  Family Farms in Wall Lake Township, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, 195?
    Land Records. Family Farms in Wall Lake Township, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, 195?
    Farms for Clifford Miller, John Franklin Lowell, and Flora Luker displayed. Township map publication data: Official County Plat Book and Rural Directory of Minnehaha County, South Dakota. Published by Forde Printing, Inc., Mankato, Minnesota. [195?]
    Land Records.  Location of Family Farms in Wall Lake Township, South Dakota, Using Current Street Names
    Land Records. Location of Family Farms in Wall Lake Township, South Dakota, Using Current Street Names
    This 1950s Wall Lake Township Plat Map has been annotated with the street and highway names that were in use as of 2014, to assist in identifying the location of the Lowell, Luker, McCartney, Miller, and Volsch family farms.
    Land Records.  Lowell, John Fairfield.  Purchase of Common School land across the road from his original home farm in Minnehaha County, South Dakota.
    Land Records. Lowell, John Fairfield. Purchase of Common School land across the road from his original home farm in Minnehaha County, South Dakota.
    Eventually, this land is inherited by John F. Lowell's daughter, Minnie McCartney. After Minnie McCartney's death, her daughter, Flora Luker, inherited the property. This land, along with other tracts, will become the farm on which both Minnie McCartney and her daughter Flora Luker lived for the greater part of their respective lives.
    Marriage.  Luker, Benjamin and McCartney, Flora.  Marriage License.
    Marriage. Luker, Benjamin and McCartney, Flora. Marriage License.
    Ben and Flora were married 11 July 1922 in Rockford, Illinois.
    Military.  Luker, Benjamin Franklin, II.  Discharge paper from World War I.
    Military. Luker, Benjamin Franklin, II. Discharge paper from World War I.
    This onion skin carbon of Ben's discharge paper was folded into a small envelope and was part of the estate of Flora Luker, Ben's widow, after her passing in June 1974. The fragile document was already beginning to deteriorate; a transcription of the document, in the condition that it was found after Flora's death, appears on the right.

    Headstones
    Luker, Flora McCartney
    Luker, Flora McCartney

    Histories
    Correspondence. Furbush, Frank L.  Letter to great niece, Flora McCartney Luker.
    Correspondence. Furbush, Frank L. Letter to great niece, Flora McCartney Luker.
    Written 26 September 1933. Expressed concerns about the health of his sister and Flora's grandmother, Wealthy Viola Furbush Lowell.
    Correspondence. Furbush, Frank L.  Letter to great niece, Flora McCartney Luker.
    Correspondence. Furbush, Frank L. Letter to great niece, Flora McCartney Luker.
    Written 8 November 1933. Extended sympathy to Flora on the death of his sister and Flora's grandmother, Wealthy Viola Lowell.
    Correspondence. Furbush, Frank L. Letter to great niece Flora McCartney Luker.
    Correspondence. Furbush, Frank L. Letter to great niece Flora McCartney Luker.
    Written 19 October 1933. Thanked Flora for updating him on the health of his sister and Flora's grandmother, Wealthy Viola Lowell.
    Correspondence. Luker, Benjamin.  Letter to wife, Flora McCartney Luker.
    Correspondence. Luker, Benjamin. Letter to wife, Flora McCartney Luker.
    Letter written in Sienna, Italy, on 19 August 1925.
    Correspondence. Luker, Benjamin.  Letter to wife, Flora.
    Correspondence. Luker, Benjamin. Letter to wife, Flora.
    Begun on Saturday, 23 June and finished on Monday, 25 June, as Ben departed the United States sailing to Europe for World War I.
    Correspondence. McCartney, Flora.  Postcard from an unidentified friend.
    Correspondence. McCartney, Flora. Postcard from an unidentified friend.
    Sent to Flora while she was a student at Stanford in Palo Alto, California, in 1913. Postcard provides an address where Flora lived while in southern California. Caption on front of postcard reads "Phillips Ave. Looking So. from 9th St. Sioux Falls, S. Dak. Note reads "Wrote you a letter and left it at the office--will send it tomorrow. Does the girl on the picture look familiar? [Signature on card illegible.]
    Correspondence. McCartney, John, Judge.  Letter to daughter-in-law, Minnie McCartney, and granddaughter, Flora McCartney.
    Correspondence. McCartney, John, Judge. Letter to daughter-in-law, Minnie McCartney, and granddaughter, Flora McCartney.
    Written on 10 December 1890.
    Correspondence. McNiff, Helen.  Letter to cousin Flora McCartney Luker.
    Correspondence. McNiff, Helen. Letter to cousin Flora McCartney Luker.
    Written sometime after 21 April 1940, on behalf of Helen's mother, Maggie Furbush, widow of Frank L. Furbush. Frank Furbush was Flora Luker's great uncle, a brother to Viola Lowell.
    Correspondence. Ward, Ella. Letter to niece, Flora McCartney.
    Correspondence. Ward, Ella. Letter to niece, Flora McCartney.
    Letter written 12 Jan 19 1831. Ella died two days later.
    Education.  Luker, Flora Georgia McCartney.  60th High School Reunion.
    Education. Luker, Flora Georgia McCartney. 60th High School Reunion.
    Newspaper article that appeared in a 1968 issue of the Argus Leader, published in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, that describes the gathering of nine members of the Washington High School class of 1908 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Education.  Luker, Flora Georgia McCartney.  Graduation Pin, Stanford University, Class of 1913.
    Education. Luker, Flora Georgia McCartney. Graduation Pin, Stanford University, Class of 1913.
    The history behind the presentation of this pin and the name of the individual who had Flora's initials engraved on the back of the pin is not known. Flora earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford.
    Education.  Luker, Flora Georgia McCartney.  High School graduation program.
    Education. Luker, Flora Georgia McCartney. High School graduation program.
    Flora graduated from Sioux Falls High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Thursday, June 11, 1908.
    Education.  Luker, Flora McCartney.  Bachelor of Arts diploma, earned at Stanford Junior University.
    Education. Luker, Flora McCartney. Bachelor of Arts diploma, earned at Stanford Junior University.
    Flora received her undergraduate degree from Stanford on 19 May 1913.
    Education.  Luker, Flora McCartney.  Stanford University.
    Education. Luker, Flora McCartney. Stanford University.
    Photograph from the Stanford Quad yearbook for 1913, the year that Flora Georgia McCartney Luker graduated with her Bachelor's Degree.
    Education.  McCartney, Flora Georgia.  High School Degree.
    Education. McCartney, Flora Georgia. High School Degree.
    From Sioux Falls High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Awarded on 11 June 1908.
    Education.  McCartney, Flora Georgia.  Master of Arts Degree.
    Education. McCartney, Flora Georgia. Master of Arts Degree.
    From Columbia University, New York City, New York. Awarded on 2 June 1915.
    Education.  Luker, Flora Georgia McCartney.  Columbia University.  Masters Thesis.  [1915]
    Education. Luker, Flora Georgia McCartney. Columbia University. Masters Thesis. [1915]
    "The Life of the Industrial Revolution as Reflected in the Literature of the Nineteenth Century. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Faculty of Political Science, Columbia University. Flora Georgia McCartney." Scan of a copy of the original thesis in the Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New York, New York.

    Recordings
    Country Life Revisited: Part 09: Recording
    Country Life Revisited: Part 09: Recording
    A driving tour of southeastern South Dakota in August 1987. Contents include: a) John Fairfield Lowell property deeded to daughter Minnie Lowell McCartney; b) Minnie McCartney's farm inherited by daughter, Flora McCartney Luker; c) Grandpa Lowell's farm and farming done by him and his son, G. James Lowell.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Interview while driving to and from a family reunion at Flathead Lake, Montana..

    2. [S3] Interview..