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Leonard Ralston R. LUFT
Christine Ann WICHMAN
Helen A. __?__
Husband:  Leonard Ralston R. LUFT
Birth:  5 Sep 1915, Walker Twp., Hancock Co., IL, or Keokuk, Lee Co., IA
Death:  12 Feb 1990, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE
Occupation:  paper boy; roofer, construction laborer
Military Service:  World War II and Korea:  SSgt., US Air Force
Father:  Charles Adam LUFT (1873-1939)
Mother:  Ethel DAVIDSON (1893- )
Marriage-1:  15 Jun 1935, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA
Divorce Filed:  30 Aug 1938, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE
Divorce Granted:  4 Oct 1938, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE
Wife-1:  Christina / Christine Ann WICHMAN
Birth:  1920, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE
Occupation:  homemaker, paper seller
Other Spouse:  m2. 10 Mar 1942, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, Paul Truman BROWN
Father:  Frank WICHMAN
Mother:  Sophia REIM
Marriage-2:  10 Apr 1939, Seward, Seward Co., NE
Divorce Filed:  4 Jun 1948, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE
Wife-2:  Helen A. __?__
Birth:  1916/7, NE
Occupation:  homemaker
Child with Christine WICHMAN born in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE:
1.  Marjorie LUFT, b. 1935/6; m. 24 Mar 1956, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, Dale STANLEY
Children with Helen:
2.  (Daughter) LUFT, b. 1940-48
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, California, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska

Sources:

1a.  Iowa, Marriage Records, 1923-1937 (online at Ancestry.com):

1b.  Pottawattamie County Marriage Records (online at the Pottawattamie County Genealogical Society web site):
Luft, Ralston R. L.; married Wickham, Christine A.; Book: 1931-1935

1c.  Anon.  Saturday, 29 Jun 1935.  "PEOPLE YOU KNOW." Lincoln Evening Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska), p. 2 (online at Newspapers.com):
Miss Christine A. Wichman and Ralston P. Luft, both of Lincoln, have obtained a marriage license in Council Bluffs.

1d.  Anon.  Tuesday, 30 Aug 1938.  "DIVORCE FILINGS." The Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), p. 10 (online at Newspapers.com):
Leonard R Luft filed a petition in District court Tuesday asking a divorce from Christine Luft on the ground of extreme cruelty.  They were married at Council Bluffs, June 15, 1935 and have one child.

1e.  Anon.  Tuesday, 4 Oct 1938.  "DIVORCE CASES." The Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), p. 14 (online at Newspapers.com):
Leonard Luft was granted a divorce from Christine Luft in District court Tuesday on the ground of extreme cruelty.  She was given custody of their child.  They were married at Council Bluffs, Jun 15, 1935.

1f.  Anon.  Friday, 4 Jun 1948.  "IN DIVORCE COURT." The Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska), p. 11 (online at Newspapers.com):
Helen A. Luft vs. Leonard R. Luft, petition for divorce charging extreme cruelty and asking custody of one minor child.  Married April 10, 1939, at Seward.

2.  Anon.  Saturday, 24 Mar 1956.  "MARRIAGE LICENSES." The Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), p. 14 (online at Newspapers.com):
Dale Stanley, Lincoln ................ 22
   Marjorie Luft, Lincoln ............ 20

3.  1910 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Leonard's parents are living in Walker Twp., Hancock Co., IL (p. 304B).

4.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Ralston LUFT (æ 4-3/12, b. IL) is living in Keokuk (Ward 3), Lee Co., IA (p. 133B), with his parents, Charles A. LUFT (æ 46, b. IL) & Ethel (æ 27, b. IL), plus siblings.  Christina isn't born yet.

5.  1930 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Ralston R. LUFT (æ 14, b. IL/IL/IL; newsboy - paper carrier) is lodging in Lincoln City, Lancaster Co., NE (p. 4B).  Christina WITCHMAN (æ 10, b. NE) is living in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, with her mother and siblings (q.v.).

6a.  1940 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #36 of 38):  2515 South Hoover St., Los Angeles, Assembly Dist. 63, Los Angeles Co., CA, Roll T627_418, p. 16444B, SN 18B, SD 15, ED 60-848, enumerated 22-23 Apr 1940, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1940 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1940:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean.
LOC HOUSEHOLD NAME RELATION   PERSONAL EDUCATION   BIRTHPLACE   CIT RESIDENCE in 1935   EMPLOYMENT STATUS FS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25   26 27 28 29 30   31 32 33 34
* 2515 533 R 12   Luft Leonard Head M W 24 M N H1 Illinois   Lincoln Lancaster Nebraska N N N Y - -   104 Roofing
laborer
Building
Construction
PS  8 150 Y  
          ____ Helen Wife F W 23 M N H4 Nebraska   Lincoln Lancaster Nebraska N Y - - - - 42   waitress Restaurant PW 52 400 Y  
*South Hoover St

6b.  1940 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 32):  2227 O Street, Lincoln City, Lancaster Co., NE, Roll T627_2254, p. 802A, SN 4A, SD 6, ED 55-49, enumerated 6 Apr 1940, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1940 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1940:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean.
LOC HOUSEHOLD NAME RELATION   PERSONAL EDUCATION   BIRTHPLACE   CIT RESIDENCE in 1935   EMPLOYMENT STATUS FS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25   26 27 28 29 30   31 32 33 34
* 2227 90 R 6 N Luft Christine Head F W 20 D N H2 Nebraska   same place     N Y - - - - 48   Selling paper Own business OA 52 0 Y  
          ____ Marjori Daughter F W  4 S N 0 Nebraska         N N N N N H            0 0 Y  
*O Street

7.  Find-a-Grave: Entries (online at findagrave.com):
Name Leonard Ralston Luft
Birth 5 Sep 1915
Death 12 Feb 1990
Burial Soldiers and Sailors Cemetery
Grand Island, Hall Co., NE
Inscription LEONARD RALSTON LUFT
SSGT  US AIR FORCE
WORLD WAR II  KOREA
SEP 5 1915  FEB 12 1990
Memorial # 369166724

8.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at Ancestry.com):
Name SSN Last Residence Birth Death Issued
Leonard R. Luft 506-05-8484 Lincoln, Lancaster, NE 68507 9 Sep 1915 12 Feb 1990 NE

9.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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