Indiana McCaslins

John Ditmars LuysterAge: 84 years18921977

Name
John Ditmars Luyster
Birth September 19, 1892 37 37
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Isabelle Carnahan
May 13, 1896 (Age 3 years)
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a paternal grandmotherMary Isabelle Carnahan
May 15, 1896 (Age 3 years)
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Hopewell Cemetery Section C Row 11 Stone 8
Death of a maternal grandmotherMargaret Garett Ditmars
August 4, 1897 (Age 4 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a maternal grandmotherMargaret Garett Ditmars
August 6, 1897 (Age 4 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 43243128)
Census 1900 (Age 7 years)
Death of a fatherJames Blair (Blair) Luyster
December 11, 1903 (Age 11 years)
Burial of a fatherJames Blair (Blair) Luyster
December 14, 1903 (Age 11 years)
Source: S4621
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery Section A Lot 28 (Find A Grave Memorial# 83238275)
Death of a paternal grandfatherHenry Harrison Luyster
February 15, 1909 (Age 16 years)
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a paternal grandfatherHenry Harrison Luyster
February 21, 1909 (Age 16 years)
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Hopewell Cemetery Section C Row 11 Stones 7&8
Census 1910 (Age 17 years)
MarriageHetty Gwendolyn (Hettie) MathisView this family
February 28, 1915 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1
Janet Ruth Luyster
January 23, 1917 (Age 24 years)
Census 1920 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#2
D Blair Luyster
November 26, 1925 (Age 33 years)
Death of a brotherGilbert Allen Luyster
March 28, 1928 (Age 35 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a brotherGilbert Allen Luyster
after March 28, 1928 (Age 35 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery
Census 1930 (Age 37 years)
Death of a motherHariott Ditmars (Hattie) McCaslin
March 31, 1932 (Age 39 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a motherHariott Ditmars (Hattie) McCaslin
April 2, 1932 (Age 39 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 83238500)
Death of a sisterJessie Luyster
March 28, 1952 (Age 59 years)
Death of a brotherHomer B Luyster
November 1967 (Age 75 years)
Death of a wifeHetty Gwendolyn (Hettie) Mathis
January 24, 1971 (Age 78 years)

Burial of a wifeHetty Gwendolyn (Hettie) Mathis
after January 24, 1971 (Age 78 years)
Note: Washington Park Cemetery
Death of a sisterHattie Newell Luyster
March 1976 (Age 83 years)
Burial of a sisterHattie Newell Luyster
March 1976 (Age 83 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery
Death May 29, 1977 (Age 84 years)
Burial June 1, 1977 (3 days after death)
Note: Washington Park Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 1, 1878, Johnson, Indiana
15 months
elder sister
Jessie Luyster
Birth: April 14, 1879 23 23Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
Death: March 28, 1952Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee
2 years
elder brother
Homer B Luyster
Birth: August 12, 1881 25 26Pleasant, Johnson, Indiana
Death: November 1967Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
6 years
himself
Family with Hetty Gwendolyn (Hettie) Mathis - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: February 28, 1915
23 months
daughter
9 years
son
D Blair Luyster
Birth: November 26, 1925 33 31Indiana
Death: October 8, 1997Logansport, Cass, Indiana

Burial

Washington Park Cemetery

Shared note

In the 1900 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 44-year-old farmer James B Luyster [transcribed Luyeter] owns the land he farms free of mortgage. He and his 45-year-old wife, Hattie D [Harriet Ditmars McCaslin] have been married 22 years and have had five children. All five are living with them: 21-year-old Jessie, 17-year-old Homer B, 15-year-old Gilbert, 14-year-old Hattie and 6-year-old John T. Homer, Hattie and John have attended school seven months of the past year.

In the 1910 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 54-year-old Indiana-born widow Harriet D [McCaslin] Luyster is farming land she owns along Williamsburg Road, free of mortgage. Her youngest son, 17-year-old Indiana-born farm laborer John D Luyster is living with her. Harriet has borne five children and all are living. Harriet's father was born in Kentucky and her mother in New Jersey. John's parents were born in Indiana.

On 5 Jun 1917, when 24-year-old self employed farmer John Ditmars Luyster registers for the WWI, he delares that he is living and farming in Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, that he was born 19 Sep 1892 in Franklin, Johnson, Indiana and therefore is a natural born citizen. He has not served in the military. He is married with a wife and child and claims exemption on the basis of their support. His description is medium height and build with blue eyes and light brown hair. He is not bald and has no disqualifying injuries.

In the 1920 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 27-year-old Indiana-born farmer John and his 26-year-old Indiana-born wife Hettie [Mathis] Luyster have their 2-year 11-month old daughter, Janet R in their household. John and Hettie can read, write and speak English. John's parents were born in Indiana. Hettie's father was born in Kentucky and her mother in Indiana. Janet's parents were born in Indiana.

In the 1930 US Federal Census for Franklin, Marion, Indiana, 37-year-old Indiana-born farmer John and his 36-year-old Indiana-born wife Hettie [Mathis] Luyster were married when he was 22- and she was 21-years old. They have in their household otheir Indiana-born children, 13-year-old Janet R and 4-year 5-month old Blair, and 59-year-old Kentucky-born hired man Thomas Bratton. Everyone but Blair can read, write and speak English. Janet has attended school in the past year. This household is living on a farm. John is a salesman for a milk company. Thomas is a farm laborer. Both have worked on the last regularly scheduled work day. John has not served in the military. John's parents were born in Indiana. Hettie's father was born in Kentucky and her mother in Indiana. Janet and Blair's parents were born in Indiana. Thomas' parents were born in the United States.

On 27 Apr 1942, when 49-year-old John Ditmars Luyster registers for the WWII Draft, he states that his place of residence is R R 10 Box 309 Indianpolis (Franklin Township) Marion, Indiana and that his mailing address is the same. He has a phone, IRving 8708. He was born 19 Sep 1892 in Johnson County, Indiana. The person who will always know his address is his sister, Mrs William T Mullendore of Franklin, Indiana. He is self employed as a farmer and dairyman at his residence address. His description is white, 5 feet 6-1/2 inches, 190 pound with blue eyes, gray hair and light complexion. He has no distinguishing marks.

Obituary Date of Death: 29 May 1977 Source: Unknown Newspaper, Obituary Files, Johnson Museum of History, Genealogy Room Services held for John Luyster

Former Franklin resident John D. Luyster, 84, Indianapolis, died Sunday (29 May 1977) following an illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday (1 Jun 1977) with entombment in Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis. Born Sept. 19,1892, in Johnson county, he was the son of James Blair and Harriet (McCaslin) Luyster. He was married to Het -ty Mathis who preceded him in death. Luyster was a lifetime mem- ber of Franklin Presbyterian Church and a member of Franklin Lodge 107, F. and A.M. He lived in Marion county since 1928. Survivors include a daughter, Janet R. German, Indianapolis; son, D. Blair Luyster, Logans -port; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews Submitted by Lois Johnson