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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