John Griff LUCAS

11 July 1883–26 June 1954 (Age 70)
Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John Griff

When John Griff LUCAS was born on 11 July 1883, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Griff Lucas Jr., was 23 and his mother, Bettie A. Waddell, was 24. He lived in Civil District 6, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States in 1900. He died on 26 June 1954, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 70.

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John Griff LUCAS
Evelyn Sheperd

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    Evelyn Sheperd


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    John Griff Lucas Jr.


    Bettie A. Waddell




World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 9

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
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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  • John G Lucas in household of Justice, "United States Census, 1900"

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