Jefferson Davis Lucas

Brief Life History of Jefferson Davis

When Jefferson Davis Lucas was born on 27 July 1895, in Alabama, United States, his father, William Edward Lucas, was 28 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Jackson, was 30. He married Alma L Lovelace after 1918, in Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Catahoula, Louisiana, United States in 1920 and Beat 4, Jackson, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 July 1986, in Ocean Springs, Jackson, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Ocean Springs, Jackson, Mississippi, United States.

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Jefferson Davis Lucas
1895–1986
Alma L Lovelace
1894–1995
Marriage: after 1918
Doris Louise Lucas
1919–1978
Frank Wilfred Lucas
1921–2006

Sources (8)

  • Jef D Lucus, "United States Census, 1920"
  • J D Lucas in entry for Monroe S Morgan, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"
  • Jefferson D Lucas, "United States 1950 Census"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch: 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 Saint Luke the Evangelist, hence the development of this surname and many vernacular derivatives in most of the languages of Europe. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Greek Loukas , Hungarian Lukács (see Lukacs ), German, Dutch, etc. Lukas , Polish Łukasz, Czech and Slovak Lukáš, Czech Lukeš, Slovenian and Croatian Lukež (see Lukes ). Compare Luke .

Scottish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lùcais (see McLucas ).

History: Jacques Lucas dit Lépine from Port-en-Bessin-Huppain in Calvados, France, married Françoise Capel in Trois-Rivières, QC, in 1653.

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

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