John W. Lucas

5 October 1856–27 February 1932 (Age 75)
North Fredericksburgh Township, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada

The Life of John W.

When John W. Lucas was born on 5 October 1856, in North Fredericksburgh Township, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada, his father, Edward George Lucas, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth "Betsy" Cowan, was 31. He married Lucinda Akey on 5 January 1878, in Tweed, Hastings, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Lennox, Upper Canada, British Colonial America in 1911. He died on 27 February 1932, in Ontario, Canada, at the age of 75, and was buried in Wyoming, Plympton-Wyoming, Lambton, Ontario, Canada.

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John W. Lucas
Lucinda Akey
Marriage: 5 January 1878
John E. Lucas
Percy G Lucas

Spouse and Children

5 January 1878
Tweed, Hastings, Ontario, Canada


    John E. Lucas



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World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 11

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Age 15

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 27

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, etc.: from the Latin personal name Lucas (Greek Loukas) ‘man from Lucania’. Lucania is a region of southern Italy thought to have been named in ancient times with a word meaning ‘bright’ or ‘shining’. Compare Lucio . The Christian name owed its enormous popularity throughout Europe in the Middle Ages to St. Luke the Evangelist, hence the development of this surname and many vernacular derivatives in most of the languages of Europe. Compare Luke . This is also found as an Americanized form of Greek Loukas .2 Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lùcais ( see McLucas ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John W Lucas, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • John Lucus, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • John Lucas, "Canada Census, 1911"

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