Luckett, Edith Prescott

Luckett, Edith Prescott

Female 1888 - 1987  (99 years)

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  • Name Luckett, Edith Prescott 
    Born 16 Jul 1888  Petersburg, Prince George, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Residence 27 Jun 1916  Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1930  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1935  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 2 Apr 1940  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 26 Oct 1987  Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Buried Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I37743  Sackett
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2016 

    Father Luckett, Charles E.,   b. New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Mother Whitlock, Sarah F.,   b. Petersburg, Prince George, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Children
    +1. Luckett, Edith Prescott,   b. 16 Jul 1888, Petersburg, Prince George, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1987, Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
     
    Family ID F14481  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Robbins, Kenneth Seymour,   b. 23 Feb 1894, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1972, Sparta, Sussex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 27 Jun 1916  Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Robbins, Anne Frances,   b. 6 Jul 1921, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 2016, Bel Air, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F13364  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Davis, Loyal Edward,   b. 17 Jan 1896, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1982, Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F14482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 27 Jun 1916 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Jun 1916 - Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Robbins, Anne Frances - 6 Jul 1921 - Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 2 Apr 1940 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Oct 1987 - Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 

  • Sources 
    1. [S1061] Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, (https://familysearch.org) (Reliability: 3), 6 Mar 2016.
      Name Kenneth Seymour Robbins
      Event Type Marriage
      Event Date 27 Jun 1916
      Event Place Bennington, Vermont, United States
      Gender Male
      Groom's Residence Pittsfield, Mass.
      Age 23
      Occupation Agent (life ins.)
      Place of birth Pittsfield, Mass.
      Father's Name John N. Robbins
      Father's BirthPlace N.Y.
      Mother's Name Anne A. (Francis)
      Mother's Birthplace Greenport, L.I. [Long Island]
      Spouse's Name Edith Prescott Luckett
      Spouse's Gender Female
      Spouse's Residence Washington, DC
      Spouse's Age 24
      Spouse's Birthplace Petersburg, Va.
      Spouse's Father's Name Chas E Luckett
      Spouse's Father's Birthplace Petersburg, Va.
      Spouse's Mother's Name Sarah F Whitlock
      Spouse's Mother's Birthplace Petersburg, Va.
      First marriage for both
      Party Officiating George S. Mills, Congregational clergyman

      "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2VQ3-X8N : accessed 6 March 2016), Kenneth Seymour Robbins and Edith Prescott Luckett, 27 Jun 1916, Marriage; State Capitol Building, Montpelier; FHL microfilm 2,033,649.

      "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2VQK-PRH : accessed 6 March 2016), Kenneth Seymour Robbins and Edith Prescott Luckett, 27 Jun 1916, Marriage; State Capitol Building, Montpelier; FHL microfilm 2,051,177.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 3), 23 Apr 2016.
      Find A Grave Memorial# 11296627
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11296627

      Edith "Edie" Luckett Davis
      Birth: Jul. 16, 1888
      Petersburg
      Petersburg City
      Virginia, USA
      Death: Oct. 26, 1987
      Scottsdale
      Maricopa County
      Arizona, USA

      Edith Luckett, mother of Nancy Davis Reagan, was the 5th generational decendant of Samuel Luckett and Elizabeth Hussey of Charles County, (Port Tobacco) Maryland. Young Edith Luckett married Kenneth Seymour Robbins, son of George Robbins and Anne Ayers Francis. The couple's first child, Anne Frances Robbins, would later alter her name to Nancy, thus becoming the First Lady of the United States of America. Edith Luckett Robbins - Davis would become the mother-in-law of our late beloved President, Ronald Wilson Reagan. Edith married her second husband, Dr. Loyal Davis on May 20, 1929 in Chicago, IL. Dr. Davis soon adopted Nancy, who was then raised in Chicago.

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Charles Edward Luckett (1845 - 1923)
      Sarah Frances Whitlock Luckett (1854 - 1917)

      Spouses:
      Loyal Edward Davis (1896 - 1982)
      Kenneth Seymour Robbins (1894 - 1972)*

      Children:
      Nancy Reagan (1921 - 2016)*

      Siblings:
      Joseph Edwin Luckett (1871 - 1967)*
      Charles W Luckett (1874 - 1895)*
      Raleigh Foster Luckett (1880 - 1907)*
      Edith Luckett Davis (1888 - 1987)

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
      Phoenix
      Maricopa County
      Arizona, USA
      Plot: Mausoleum

      Created by: Michael Wood
      Record added: Jul 05, 2005
      Find A Grave Memorial# 11296627

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S937] 1930 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 6 Mar 2016.
      1930 Census, enumerated on [date not entered], 1930, at 237 East Delaware Place, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA

      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Loyal Davis Head M 34 Illinois
      Edith L Davis Wife F 33 Virginia
      Nancy Robbins Stepdaughter F 8 New York
      Beatrice Joyce Servant F 28 Ireland

      "United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS5S-NPD : accessed 7 March 2016), Nancy Robbins in entry for Loyal Davis, 1930.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S814] 1940 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 6 Mar 2016.
      1940 Census, enumerated on 2 Apr 1940, at 199 Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA

      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Loyal Davis Head M 44 Illinois
      Edith Davis Wife F 43 Virginia
      Nancy Davis Daughter F 18 New York
      Richard Davis Son M 14 Illinois
      Margaret Heinzelman Maid F 23 Indiana
      Bessie Mcgovern Cook F 32 Ireland
      All lived in same place in 1935

      "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4MX-GJK : accessed 7 March 2016), Loyal Davis, Ward 42, Chicago, Chicago City, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 103-2678, sheet 1A, family 6, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 1006.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    5. [S740] Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/, 6 Mar 2016.
      From Wikipedia

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Reagan#Early_life_and_education

      Anne Frances Robbins was born on July 6, 1921 at Sloane Hospital for Women in the Washington Heights section of New York City.[1][2] When Nancy Davis signed with MGM, she gave her birth date as July 6, 1923, shaving two years off her age, a common practice in Hollywood (see Cannon, Governor Reagan, p. 75). This caused subsequent confusion as some sources would continue to use the incorrect birth year.[3][4] She was the only child of Kenneth Seymour Robbins (1894?1972), the son of a once-well-to-do family who worked as a car salesman,[1][5][6] and his actress wife, radio actress Edith Prescott Luckett (1888?1987).[7][8][9][10][11] Her godmother was silent-film-star Alla Nazimova.[12] From birth, she was commonly called Nancy.[13]

      She lived her first two years in Flushing, Queens, in New York City, in a two-story house on Roosevelt Avenue between 149th and 150th Streets.[14] Her parents separated soon after her birth and were divorced in 1928.[1][15][11] After their separation, her mother traveled the country to pursue acting jobs and Nancy was raised in Bethesda, Maryland, for six years by her aunt, Virginia Luckett and uncle, Audley Gailbraith.[1][15] Nancy described longing for her mother during those years: "My favorite times were when Mother had a job in New York, and Aunt Virgie would take me by train to stay with her."[16]

      In 1929, her mother married Loyal Edward Davis (1896?1982), a prominent politically conservative neurosurgeon who moved the family to Chicago.[1][2] Nancy and her stepfather got along very well;[17] Nancy later wrote that he was "a man of great integrity who exemplified old-fashioned values."[18] He formally adopted her in 1935,[2] and she would always refer to him as her father.[17] At the time of the adoption, her name was legally changed to Nancy Davis.[13] She attended the Girls' Latin School of Chicago (describing herself as an average student), graduated in 1939, and later attended Smith College in Massachusetts, where she majored in English and drama and graduated in 1943.[11][19]


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