Lee County Biography


A fine property of three hundred and two acres on sections 23 and 26, Ashton township, known as the Ashton Stock Farm, is owned and operated by Clifford G. Luckey and his capable and intelligent management of the property has gained him a place among the leading agriculturists of this vicinity. He was born upon this farm November 8, 1879, and is a son of George H. and Eldora (Teal) Luckey, the former a native of Ohio and the latter of Illinois. Both passed away in Lee county. To their union were born two children: Clifford G., of this review; and Elton, a resident of Minnesota.

Clifford G. Luckey was reared at home and at an early age became familiar with the details of farm operation, having aided from childhood with the conduct of his father's homestead. When he was twenty-one years of age he purchased the property, which comprises three hundred and two acres on sections 23 and 26. Ashton township. It is known as the Ashton Stock Farm and is a valuable property in every particular. Reflecting the intelligent care and constant supervision which the owner has expended upon it. In addition to his homestead Mr. Luckey owns also fifteen acres of valuable timber land in Ogle county, Illinois.

In 1900 Mr. Luckey was united in marriage to Miss Mary Krug, who was born in Lee county, a daughter of Casper and Julia Krug, the former a native of Germany and the latter of Lee county. They now make their home in Dixon, Illinois. Mr. and Mrs. Luckey have become the parents of three children: Elmer H., who was born September 12, 1903; Alice E. born April 16, 1907, and Roland G., whose birth occurred June 30, 1909. Mr. and Mrs. Luckey belong to the Methodist Episcopal church. Both are members of the Order of the Eastern Star and Mr. Luckey is affiliated also with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Masonic lodge. He gives his political allegiance to the republican party. His attention is, however, confined largely to his farming interests, in the management of which he has met with gratifying and well deserved success.

Transcribed by Karen Holt - 1914 History of Lee County Illinois Vol 2 by Frank E. Stevens.

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