Person:Carrolton McLuen (1)

Carrolton McLuen
m. 29 Jul 1863
  1. Carrolton McLuen1864 - 1953
  2. Anna M. McLuen1867 - 1890
m. abt 1895
  1. Ralph Carlton McLuen1898 - 1977
  2. Kenneth Roy McLuen1900 - 1967
  3. Howard Raymond McLuen1902 - 1978
Facts and Events
Name Carrolton McLuen
Alt Name Carlton
Gender Male
Birth? Apr 1864 Redfield, Dallas, Iowa, United States
Census[1] 1870 Perry, Dallas, Iowa, United States
Census[4] 1880 Perry, Dallas, Iowa, United States
Religion? Methodist
Census[2] 1885 Perry, Dallas, Iowa, United States
Marriage abt 1895 prob. Dallas, Iowa, United Statesto Anna Broadlick
Census[3] 1925 Perry, Dallas, Iowa, United States
Burial? Sep 1953 Violet Hill Cemetery, Perry, Dallas, Iowa, United States
Death? 23 Sep 1953 Dallas, Iowa, United States
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  1. Dallas, Iowa, United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    Year: 1870; Census Place: Perry, Dallas, Iowa; Roll M593_385; Page: 591; Image: 449; Dwelling 160, Family 153
    McLuen, William; 30 M W; Harness Maker; 5300 1950; Ireland
    ______, Carlton R; 6 M W; Iowa
    ______, Anna; 4 F W; Iowa
    ______, Susan; 17 F W; Lives in family; Ireland
    ______, Sarah; 19 F W; Lives in family; Ireland
    Stearns, Lorenzo; 17 M W; Learning harness trade; Penn
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  2. Dallas, Iowa, United States. 1885 Iowa State Census.

    Perry, Dallas, Iowa. Dwelling 360; Family 337
    McLuen, William   B100 2nd St; 45 M M; Lectum[?]; Ireland; G G
    ______, Lydia; 34 F; Keeping [House?]; Ind; N N
    ______, Carlton; 21 M S; [Dall]as; G N
    ______, Annie; 18 F S; [dittos]
    ______, Iva; 12 F S; [dittos]
    ______, Fred; 10 M S; [dittos]
    ______, Clifton; 8 M S; [dittos]
    ______, Edgar; 6 M S; [dittos]
    ______, Daisy; 5 F S; [dittos]
    ______, Blanche; 1 F S; [dittos]
    [Tight binding obscures occupation and birth county]
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  3. 1925 Iowa State Census, Dallas County, pg 570-571, line 144-147, 1925.

    Carl McCluen 61; Parents: Wm McCluen, Ireland, 84 and Liza Long, Ind.; Married Iowa
    Anna McCluen 5?; Parents: Wm Broadlick, England and Nany Simmons, Eng.; Married Mich
    Howard McCluen 22; Parents: Carl McCluen, Iowa, 61 and Anna Broadlick, Mich, 50; Married Perry, Iowa
    Kenneth McCluen 24; Parents: Carl McCluen, Iowa, 61 and Anna Broadlick, Mich, 50; Married Perry, Iowa

  4. Dallas, Iowa, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    Year: 1880; Census Place: Perry, Dallas, Iowa; Roll T9_335; Family History Film: 1254335; Page: 142.3000; Enumeration District: 46; Image: 0287; Dwelling 35, Family 37.
    McLuen, Wm.; W M 39; Phrenologist; Ireland, Scotland, Scotland
    ______, Lydia T.; W F 29; Wife; Housekeeping; Indiana, N Carolina, Mass
    ______, C. R.; W M 16; Son; At School; Iowa, Ireland, Indiana
    ______, A. M.; W F 14; Daughter; At School; Iowa, Ireland, Indiana
    ______, I. N.; W F 9; Daughter; At School; Iowa, Ireland, Indiana
    ______, H. C.; W F 5; Son; Iowa, Ireland, Indiana
    ______, E. A.; W F 3; Son; Iowa, Ireland, Indiana
    ______, D. M.; W F 10/12 Aug; Daughter; Iowa, Ireland, Ind
    Adlet, Lydia; W F 16; Servant; Servant; Iowa, Ind, Ind
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  5.   Perry Newspaper, no date. Carl McLuen dies, resident here 84 years. Carl McLuen 89, who proudly proclaimed he had lived in Perry continuously longer than any other resident died at 5 a.m. Wednesday at his home following a short illness. Mr. McLuen, a member of the Daily Chief's Three-Quarter Century Club and a regular attendant at its annual meetings, was a retired Milwaukee Railroad engineer. In the years since his 1937 retirement, he became an avid gardener and often told his friends when spring approached, "I'll be raising the champion garden in the third ward this year. Funeral services for Mr. McLuen will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at the Workman Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Strong of the Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at Violet Hill Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home until the time of the service. Mr. McLuen came to Perry with his father in June of 1869 from Redfield, where he had been born five years earlier. Plans for Perry had been laid out the preceding April, and the elder Mr. McLuen started a harness shop on the northwest corner of Third and Otley Sts. in the belief that Otley would be the main street of the town. Later he moved his business to the present site of the Rainbow Hotel. Mr. McLuen, one of Perry's few remaining pioneers, often related to his friends that he had seen two total eclipses in his lifetime, one of the sun in October of 1869 and one of the moon in April of 1949.
  6.   Obit, continued. Through the year, Carl often visited the office of the Daily Chief to remind the News Department of his birthday or to display some especially fine products of his garden. On such occasions he enjoyed reminding the employees that he was the oldest living former employee of the newspaper, beginning as an ink boy in 1876. (The first issue of the first volume of the newspaper is dated Sept 19, 1874.) He had seen Perry grow from a pond-dotted settlement to a thriving city, and retained an active interest in civic affairs despite his advanced age. He served the Milwaukee Railroad for 50 years, beginning first in 1890 as a fireman. When he ended his railroad career he was an engineer for the passenger run between Perry and Omaha, Neb.
    He could remember Perry when the surrounding community had a large Indian population, mostly of the Mesquakie tribe, now at Tama. He often recalled that the Indians would return to the Perry area after the summer months, living in their tepees and trapping along Beaver Creek and the Raccoon River through the winter, and were frequent visitors to his father's harness shop. Mr. McLuen was a member of the Methodist Church, the B. of L.E., the Milwaukee Women's Club and the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railroad Employees. He is survived by three sons, Ralph, Kenneth and Howard, all of Perry, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Ann Broadlick whom he married in 1895, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William McLuen, four brothers and five sisters. Despite a long, full and active life, Mr. McLuen failed to realize on of his fondest ambitions. He wanted to live to be 100 years old, besting his father by two years.