John T. Lucas

John T. Lucas

Birth
Illinois, USA
Death 16 Aug 1932 (aged 82)
Burial Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa, USA
Plot Section C, Row 3, Grave 6
Memorial ID 39036113 · View Source
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JOHN T. LUCAS Born in Illinois on Christmas Day, 1849, and coming to Iowa in early childhood, John T. Lucas grew to young manhood near Albion Marshall County. As a youth of fifteen he enlisted as a drummer boy in Company H. Thirteenth Iowa Infantry. In a battle near Atlanta, Georgia, on July 22, 1864, he was severely wounded. He was transferred to the Veterans' Reserve Corps where he continued in service until the close of the war. With the return of peace Comrade Lucas returned to Marshall County, and became an active member of Grand Army Post No. 94 at Marshalltown. As a worker for the Grand Army he was widely known throughout the State. He was always interested in the welfare of the veterans and was active in the interest of the Soldiers' Home at Marshalltown. At the Fifty seventh Annual Encampment, held at Marshalltown in 1931, he was elected without opposition to the office of Department Com mender. In accepting this high office Commander Lucas said: "There is no position in the United States that I could more fully appreciate", and he solicited the co operation of his comrades, all of whom were well advanced in age. Despite his more than four score years he was still enthusiastic for the cause he loved. With health impaired it was difficult for him to complete his term of service. He died on August 16, 1932, only a short time after his retirement from office, having attained the age of eighty three. Source: The Iowa Department of the Grand Army of the Republic page 175


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JOHN T. LUCAS
CO. H.
13 IA. INF.


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  • Created by: Rickie Bickle
  • Added: 3 Jul 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 39036113
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John T. Lucas (25 Dec 1849–16 Aug 1932), Find a Grave Memorial no. 39036113, citing Iowa Veterans Home Cemetery, Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Rickie Bickle (contributor 40830938) .