Alice Weda Murleen Lucas

Brief Life History of Alice Weda Murleen

When Alice Weda Murleen Lucas was born on 16 August 1901, in Brooke, Lambton, Canada West, British Colonial America, her father, Thomas Henry Lucas, was 42 and her mother, Mary Margaret Bowlby, was 38. She lived in Lambton, Ontario, Canada in 1911. She died on 22 July 1991, in Strathroy, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 89, and was buried in Saint James Cemetery, Watford, Lambton, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Henry Lucas
1859–1943
Mary Margaret Bowlby
1863–1947
Edward Henry Lucas
1883–1972
Ella May Lucas
1885–1960
David Lucas
1888–1951
Ernest Lucas
1889–1975
Sterling Hector Lucas
1896–1957
Stanley Gordon Lucas
1898–1985
Alice Weda Murleen Lucas
1901–1991
Verlie Margaret Lucas
1904–1996

Sources (5)

  • Weda Lucas in household of Thomas Lucas, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • Alice Weda Murlean Lucas, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"
  • Alice Weda Lucas, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (6)

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

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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