Pueblo County, Colorado
James M. Luqueer
Contributed by Maggie Stuart Zimmerman.
James M. Luqueer, proprietor of the Pueblo Transfer, was born in Montrose,
New York, on the 30th of October, 1865, a son of Francis T. and Charlotte
(Suydam) Luquetr. The family comes of French Huguenot ancestry. The grandfather
was prominent in New York and a street of Brooklyn was named in his honor. The
family has long been represented in the Empire state. The father of James M.
Luqueer was a member of the Seventh Regiment of New York Volunteers during the
Civil war. Both he and his wife have now passed away.
James M. Luqueer was the third in order of birth in a family of three sons
and a daughter. He was educated in private schools of the Empire state and in
young manhood he entered the wholesale house of Calhoun, Robins & Company, there
remaining for a year. He next became connected with the firm of Willett &
Hamlin, sugar and hemp brokers, with whom he continued until he attained his
majority. He was then sent to the Philippines as agent for that company and
spent four years on the islands. Upon his return to America he made his way to
Colorado, settling in Pueblo in 1890, taking over the business of the Pueblo
Transfer & Storage Company, which he has greatly increased, developing it to
extensive proportions. He now utilizes eight wagons, has a large storage house
and employs ten men. Through individual effort and ability he has become one of
the substantial citizens of Pueblo, closely applying himself to his business and
utilizing every means for its legitimate advancement.
On the 19th of June, 1895, Mr. Luqueer was united in marriage to Miss Louise
Tryner. Fraternally he is connected with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks
and also has membership in the Commerce Club of Pueblo. His political allegiance
is given to the republican party but he never seeks nor desires office as a
reward for his loyal support of political principles. He turns to golf for
recreation but is devoted to his work and the major part of his time and
attention are concentrated upon his interests in that connection. He is ever
loyal to the terms of a contract and has built up a transfer business which is
most gratifying, his success being the direct result of his reliability, his
thoroughness and his straightforward dealing.
Extracted from History of Colorado Illustrated Volume II 1918
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