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Dan Howell Lucas
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Birth: Sep. 18, 1854
Death: Aug. 16, 1931

Dan Howell Lucas
Birth: Sept 1854, TX, age at death
Married: Nettie E. Slaughter
Children: Fred, Robert, John
Lucas and 4 brothers came to Eddy Co NM in 1880. He and one brother roped the last
buffalo calf in Pierce Canyon in 1881. In 1890 he purchased the Brent Livery Stable and renamed
it City Stable. He purchased the Stage Line in Eddy Co and served as a City Commissioner.
In 1910 he lived in Malaga, Eddy Co, NM and 1930 he was in Hondo, Lincoln Co NM
Sources: NM Census records, family search death records, Carlsbad Chronology
Dan and Nettie's daughter, Carrie Howell Lucas is buried at the Carlsbad Cem. FAG #66081679


Daniel Howell Lucas died at the Deming Hospital at Deming New Mexico on Aug 16, 1931 after an illness of several months. Mr. Lucas, the son of George Fitzhugh Lucas and Sara Bradley Lucas was born at McKinney, Texas, September 18th, 1854. He came to New Mexico in December 1877 bringing the first herd of cattle to the Pecos Valley, turning them loose on the spot where Eddy, later Carlsbad, was to stand.

On June 9, 1882, he was married at Big Springs, Texas to Miss Nettie Slaughter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Slaughter, another of the pioneer families. They returned to Eddy, New Mexico, where they settled on Black River, on what was to be the Slash Ranch, which was their home until 1910. He then ranched in Chaves and Lincoln Counties until 1921, at which time he retired to make his home with his children. For the past year Mr. and Mrs. Lucas have made their home with their oldest son R.C. Lucas of Florida, New Mexico.

Mr. Lucas was a 32nd Degree Mason, a devoted member of the Baptist Church, and was greatly honored and respected by all who knew him. Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 16th, 1931 at 3 o'clock, PM form the Mahoney Funeral Parlors, with the Masonic Lodge of Deming officiating. Rev. Dick of the Deming Baptist Church will give the services. He is survived by his widow, three sons, R.C. Lucas and Jack Lucas of Florida, New Mexico, Fred Lucas of San Patricio, New Mexico; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Tullos of Rincon, NM; Mrs. Nell Douthitt of Caprock, NM; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren; three brothers, Tom Lucas of Big Lake, TX, Will Lucas of Big Springs, Texas, George Lucas of Hot Springs, NM, and one sister, Mrs. Betty Crowder of Colorado Springs, TX.

The Headlight joins with the many friends and acquaintances of Mr. Lucas in extending sympathy and condolences to the grieved family and friends of the deceased.
(children listed on census records: Robert Charles, Ethel L., Laura E., John Gabriel,arrie Howell, Nell D., and Fred.)
Three brothers, John (Lou Etta Slaughter) Dan (Nettie Slaughter) and George (Fannie Slaughter)all married Slaughter sisters.


Dec. 5, 1941

Mrs. Nettie Elizabeth Lucas died in El Paso, Texas late Wednesday December 3, 1941 after an illness of several years. Mrs. Lucas, widow of Daniel Howel Lucas, was one of New Mexico's prominent ranch women. She was born in Pleasanton, Texas, January 14, 1886 and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Slaughter. Mr. and Mrs. Lucas brought one of the first herds of cattle into the Pecos Valley, to the old town of Eddy, which was later to become Carlsbad. They established the old H Slash Ranch on Black River which was their home until 1916. They ranched in Chavez, Lincoln, and Luna Counties until Mr. Lucas' death in 1921 (sic). Since that time Mrs. Lucas has made her home with her children.

Deceased was a member of the Eastern star and Rebecca Lodge, a devoted member of the Baptist Church and was loved and honored by all who knew her. Funeral services were held from the Baptist Church this morning at 110'clock with Rev. T.J. Gamble, Jr. officiating.

Mrs. Lucas is survived by three sons, R.F. Lucas of El Paso and Deming, Jack Lucas of El Paso and Fred Lucas of El Paso, and two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Tullos of Deming,, Mrs. Nell Douthett of Roswell, six sisters and one brother.

Family links: 
  George F. Lucas (1819 - 1879)
  Carrie Howell Lucas (1889 - 1890)*
  Dan Howell Lucas (1854 - 1931)
  John G. Lucas (1856 - 1930)*
  George D. Lucas (1863 - 1936)*
*Calculated relationship
Mountain View Cemetery
Luna County
New Mexico, USA
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Record added: Nov 23, 2013
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Dan Howell Lucas
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Dan Howell Lucas
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