1878 : Captain Luther Harvey of Monroe Dies

September 14, 2023 all-day
Birthdate: (94)
Birthplace: Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States
Death: September 14, 1878 (94)
Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, United States
Place of Burial: Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, United States

Luther Harvey sought adventure on the Great Lakes and in soldiering. He found Lake Erie, General William Henry Harrison and Commander Oliver Hazard Perry. He created a laundry list of occupations. He was a mail carrier, soldier, tavern keeper, and most of all, a mariner and adventurer. After following an inherited wanderlust where it led him, Captain Harvey selected Monroe, Michigan, as his permanent harbor.

For more information, see Kathy Warnes, “Captain Luther Harvey – Soldier, Mariner from Monroe, Michigan”, Meandering Michigan History.

Captain Luther Harvey entry from Geni

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