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
1883–1953
Nancy Catharine Laws
1886–1911
Marriage: 11 December 1904
Francis Lucas
1907–
Ruby E Lucas
1908–1976
Virgil Leroy Lucas
1909–1973
Marguerite E Lucas
1911–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 December 1904
Clinton, Illinois, United States
children

(4)

    Francis Lucas

    Male1907–Male

    Ruby E Lucas

    Female1908–1976Female

    Male1909–1973Male

    Marguerite E Lucas

    Female1911–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Francis Marion Lucas

    Male1850–1909Male

    Nancy Ann Elizabeth McGaughey

    Female1860–1935Female

siblings

(8)

    Male1883–1953Male

    Veddie Lucas

    Female1885–Female

    Americus M Lucas

    Male1887–Male

    Florence Hannah Lucas

    Female1887–1918Female

    James I Lucas

    Male1889–Male

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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.
1886

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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