JOHN E. LUTTRELL
Vol. 3, p. 1300
Norman, the vigorous little city that has the prestige of being the seat of the University of Oklahoma and is the judicial center of Cleveland County, claims as one of the representative younger members of its bar John Edmund Luttrell, who has here maintained his residence since 1911 and who has here been established in the successful general practice of his profession since his admission to the bar, on the 20th of June, 1913.
Mr. Luttrell was born in Hill County, Texas, on the 26th of January, 1889, and is a son of Thomas J. and Sarah Martha (GOODRICH) Luttrell, the former of whom was born in the State of Tennessee, on the 11th of December 1854, and the latter of whom was born in Missouri, in 1859. Thomas J. Luttrell is a member of a sterling pioneer family of Tennessee, where he was reared and educated and whence, as a young man, he went to Central Texas and gained his individual quota of pioneer experience. There his marriage was solemnized and there he continued his residence until 1889, when he came to Oklahoma Territory, at the time of its being thrown open to white settlement, and became a pioneer settler near Noble, Cleveland County, where he obtained land and engaged in agricultural pursuits and stock-growing, with which lines of industry he has been identified during his entire active career. He and his wife now reside at Norman, where they have maintained their home since 1907 and both are zealous members of the Baptist Church at this place, in which he holds the office of deacon, his political support being given to the democratic party, in the faith of which he was reared.
Of the children the eldest is Ethel May. Carter Wesley died at the age of twenty-three years, in 1907, his death having occurred in New Mexico, where he had entered and instituted the improvement of a claim of Government land; John E., of this review, was the next in order of birth; Robert Thomas is engaged in the grocery business at Norman; and Pearl Edith, who is now a successful and popular teacher in the schools of Cleveland County, was graduated in the Norman High School, after which she attended the University of Oklahoma, where she was a popular member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority.
John E. Luttrell continued his studies in the public schools until he had virtually completed the curriculum of the Norman High School, and from 1905 to 1911 he was a successful representative of the pedagogic profession, as a teacher in the schools of Cleveland County. He then assumed the office of clerk of the County Court, of which he continued the incumbent until 1913, and in the meanwhile he had given close attention to the study of law, with the result that he so fortified himself in the science of jurisprudence that he proved himself eligible for and was admitted to the bar on the 20th of June, 1913. He forthwith engaged in practice at Norman and he has achieved the success that stands indicative of ability and of that personal popularity which marks objective appreciation of worth and earnestness. Mr. Luttrell has appeared in numerous important cases, both civil and criminal, and has gained reputation for resourcefulness as a trial lawyer and well fortified judgment as a counselor. He is now the junior member of the representative law firm of WILLIAMS & LUTTRELL, with offices in the Hullum Building, on East Main Street. His unqualified political allegiance is given to the democratic party, he is an active member of the Cleveland County Bar Association, and his civic loyalty and progressiveness are vouchsafed by his incumbency of the position of secretary of the Norman Chamber of Commerce. He is affiliated with Lexington Lodge, No. 72, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons, and with Norman Camp, Woodmen of the World.
On the 8th of July, 1915, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Luttrell to Miss Mary Dorothy MORTER, daughter of William B. Morter, a retired business man and prominent citizen of Norman.
Transcribed by Lee Ann Collins, March 4, 2000.