REASON LUCAS GRAVESTONE PHOTO
Toronto Republican, Thursday, Jan. 7,
1904, Pg. 1
Vol. XXII, No. 3
Reason Lucas died suddenly last
Saturday afternoon from a stroke of paralysis, which he sustained only a short
time before his death. Mr. Lucas was one of the pioneer settlers of
Woodson county and was well known in this and adjoining counties.
Mr. Lucas was born in Veramillion
county March 27, 1841 and at the time of his death was nearing his 62nd
birthday. Dec. 1st 1840 (error by newspaper), he was married to Emily Bell
McDougal, to which union 12 children were born, 10 of whom are still living.
Nearly three years of Comrade Lucasí life was spent in service in the Civil
War, he being honorably discharged June 8, 1865.
Funeral services were held at the Lucas home, conducted by Rev. Poole. Services at the grave were in charge of the Grand Army of the Republic, of which the deceased was a member.