Catherine Beatrice Lucas

29 March 1920–11 November 2003 (Age 83)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of Catherine Beatrice

When Catherine Beatrice Lucas was born on 29 March 1920, in West Virginia, United States, her father, James Alpha Lucas, was 29 and her mother, Bessie Lee Holstein, was 24. She married Lewis Andrew Heaton on 2 December 1939, in Tazewell, Virginia, United States. She lived in Rock, Mercer, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Rock Magisterial District, Mercer, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 11 November 2003, in Lashmeet, Mercer, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 83.

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Lewis Andrew Heaton
Catherine Beatrice Lucas
Marriage: 2 December 1939

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2 December 1939
Tazewell, Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 3

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 22

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • Catherine Heaton in household of Louis A Heaton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Katherine Lucas in household of James A Lucas, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Catherine Beatrice Lucas in entry for Jerry Wayne Heaton and Janet Faye Swim Heaton, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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