Acton Memorial Library
Capt. Luke J. Robbins passed away at his home in East Acton last Thursday and the funeral service was held at his late home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. He was born in Acton and has been a lifelong resident in his native town, having lived in the house in which he died the past 36 years. He is survived by a widow and two sons, Harry Robbins and Hudson, and Herbert Robbins of Boston. Mr. Robbins was throughout his life a carpenter. He was a man of sterling character and social disposition and will be greatly missed by his fellow citizens.
He enlisted in the 6th Mass. Regt., Co. E, the old David Guards, which regiment was the first in this state of any other state to leave their homes in response to Pres. Lincoln’s first call for troops in the Civil war. He later enlisted in the 26th Mass. regiment and served throughout practically all the years of the Civil war. Mr. Robbins was noted as a skillful military tactician, and served for many years after the war as captain of the local militia. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. E.C. Hayes of Acton Center and the service for the dead was read by the Davis G.A.R. Interment was in Woodlawn cemetery.