Bertha Ellen Lucas

December 1895–
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Bertha Ellen

When Bertha Ellen Lucas was born in December 1895, in Arkansas, United States, her father, Harrison Abraham Lucas, was 49 and her mother, Sarah Barker, was 54. She married Hugh Roughton on 23 March 1913, in Benton, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Osage Township, Benton, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years and Dickson Township, Benton, Arkansas, United States in 1930.

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Hugh Roughton
Bertha Ellen Lucas
Marriage: 23 March 1913
Edgar L Roughton
Kenneth Roughton

Spouse and Children

23 March 1913
Benton, Arkansas, United States


    Edgar L Roughton


    Kenneth Roughton


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 9

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.

Age 32

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Bertha Lucas in household of Harrison Lucas, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bertha Roughton in household of Hough Roughton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertha E Roughton in household of Hugh Roughton, "United States Census, 1930"

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