William Columbus Lucas

1 January 1883–about April 1953 (Age 70)
Wayne, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Columbus

When William Columbus Lucas was born on 1 January 1883, in Wayne, Illinois, United States, his father, Francis Marion Lucas, was 33 and his mother, Nancy Ann Elizabeth McGaughey, was 22. He married Nancy Catharine Laws on 11 December 1904, in Clinton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Meridian Township, Clinton, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died about April 1953, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

William Columbus Lucas
Nancy Catharine Laws
Marriage: 11 December 1904
Francis Lucas
Ruby E Lucas
Virgil Leroy Lucas
Marguerite E Lucas

Spouse and Children

11 December 1904
Clinton, Illinois, United States


    Francis Lucas


    Ruby E Lucas



    Marguerite E Lucas


Parents and Siblings

    Francis Marion Lucas


    Nancy Ann Elizabeth McGaughey





    Veddie Lucas


    Americus M Lucas


    Florence Hannah Lucas


    James I Lucas


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 2

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 19

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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)

  • W C Lucas, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Lucas in household of Frank Lucas, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William C Lucas, "United States Census, 1930"

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