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John G. Lucas

Birth
Collin County, Texas, USA
Death 11 Feb 1930 (aged 73)
Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 110170461 · View Source
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(Ref: DAILY CURRENT-ARGUS, Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, dated for Tuesday, February 11, 1930, front page and page 3, reads as follows:
PIONEER HERE
DIES, AGED 73

The small group of western pioneers who came into this section of then Lincoln county in the early eighties, has gradually dwindled in number, and the death this morning of John G. Lucas removed one of the most beloved of them.

Mr. Lucas' death came "this morning at Eddy county hospital the cause being Bright's disease. He was 73 years abd 4 months of age, a member of a family who reached ripe old age."

Mr. Lucas was born in Collin county, Texas, where his father and mother were pioneer settlers. When the children were young, the family moved to Missouri, where they lived only a few years, returning to Collin county, where the father shortly afterward died. The mother died at Colorado, Texas, in 1901. Both are buried in Collin county.

From that county, all the boys drifted into Tom Green county, Texas, better known as the Concho river country, and entered into the cattle business, in which they prospered.

In 1880 they moved their cattle interests into Black River, this section then being a part of Lincoln county, the mecca of cattlemen who could get water. They settled on the ranch at present known as the Bill Washington ranch, one of the beauty spots of the picturesque Black river country. Prosperity continued and about 1900 he and the brother, Dan, sold their ranch and cattle. John Lucas then purchased a substantial interest in the First National Bank of Carlsbad and was an active stockholder and director of that bank.

While he had no children of his own, Mr. Lucas was well known as a lover of all children, with many of whom he became a confidant and close friend. He is kindly remembered by a great many friends as a man of very kindly disposition, holding no grudge and cherishing every friendship.

Mr. Lucas is survived by his wife, now in California, who is familiarly known from her prominent maiden name of Lula (Lou Ella) Slaughter, and has four brothers and one sister living. The brothers are Dan, of Roswell, Tom of Big Lake, Texas, Will of Big Spring, Texas, and George, now at Hot Spring, N.M. The sister is Mrs. W.A. Crowder of Colorado City, Texas.

The funeral services will be at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning in the Presbyterian church.

(Ref: DAILY CURRENT-ARGUS, Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, dated for Wednesday, February 12, 1930, page 3, reads as follows:
PIONEERS GATHER
FOR LUCAS FUNERAL

Seldom does a representative group of pioneer residents gather here as these "old timers" gathered this morning in the Presbyterian Church for the funeral services for John G. Lucas, who died yesterday morning in the Eddy County hospital. Mr. Lucas had been a resident of this section since 1880.

The services were conducted at 10 o'clock by the Rev. A.G. Tozer, Mrs. Roy Carey and Mrs. C.C. Lewis sang as a duet "Rock of Ages" and "Nearer My God to Thee." Dan Lucas of Roswell and George Lucas of Hot Spring, New Mexico, brothers of John G., attended the services.

The pall bearers were F.H. Richards, Jrank Jones, J.G. Anderson, Charles Montgomery, Bob Hamblen and M.C. Stewart.

Burial was in the Carlsbad City Cemetery.


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  • Created by: Betty
  • Added: 7 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 110170461
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John G. Lucas (Nov 1856–11 Feb 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110170461, citing Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Betty (contributor 47301610) .