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"Experts on human personality tell us there are three things people really need to live a rich and happy life. The first thing is to know where you come from, to know your heritage. The second is for our lives to have a purpose or a sense of significance. The third and most important thing is that along the way we connect with other people. If you look around the room to each other we should consider ourselves very fortunate because we can find all three of those things right here in this room. We should be thankful that we live in a country where this is possible and to be part of a family that helped make it so. We should consider ourselves very rich." - Tom Hunt at the 120th annual family reunion.
We are a family organization that puts as great an emphasis on the fellowship of modern Locke descendants as on the traditional genealogical pursuits of collecting and publishing data and preserving Locke artifacts.
Our Annual Reunions
We hold an annual reunion to celebrate the family's accomplishments every year on the first Saturday in August, usually in Rye, New Hampshire. We have done this since our founding without fail, even through two world wars. Over 300 cousins attended our 100th reunion and over 100 cousins commemorated the 300th anniversary of the death of our ancestor, Captain John Locke.
Check out our Links page for a new link to another namesake town, Lockeport, Nova Scotia.
The 124th Locke Family Association Reunion will be held in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania running Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 3, 2014, with the annual meeting on Saturday at the Days Inn on York Street.
The reunion will include a battlefield tour, a special living history presentation, an optional winery visit, visits to New Hampshire monuments, and on-your-own ghost tours and shopping.
The 4th Reunion (1894)
Can you spot Arthur H. Locke, author of the first book, and Judge James Locke, first president of our association?