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 Ethel Janis <I>Lucas</I> East

Ethel Janis Lucas East

Shelby County, Texas, USA
Death 31 Jul 1991 (aged 91)
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot Section 14-B Lot 173
Memorial ID 76288560 · View Source
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Ethel came to Tulsa, OK in 1914 by covered wagon, with her mother, father and younger brother Jack. The trip took three months. On that trip she saw Setting Bull, while he was on the run from our government. Also met an Indian girl which taught her how to count to ten in her language and, Ethel never forgot it, in turn she taught her two granddaughters .(which can't Remember them today.) They would eat what ever her father could hunt. Sometimes it might be squirrel or a crow.

As a child in Texas her family would go to the next town for a barn dance. They would spend the night with a another family before going home the next day. Said her father loved to dance Aswell as she did. And she did all her life. She told her Grandfather once "she has never changed on the inside...just the outside. She still loved to do everything as she always had."

Ethel worked only one job in her life at Kerr Glass Co. in Sand Springs, OK. She met her husband on a street car one day as he was spitting juices from his chewing tobacco out the open door in which she was standing to get off at the next stop! She was twenty-one and he was thirty-nine when they married. They were married for fifty-three years.

Everyone who knew Ethel loved her. She was always thinking and doing for others, had a fun loving personalty. She made a lasting impression on her two sons and many grandchildren Aswell as everyone she met.

She was a penny pincher. After living though the depression in the twentys. She would take in laundry. Raise her own chickens and made a garden to assure they had food. She saved money and began to buy small houses in her area to rent out. She would do with out in order not to spend any of her savings. After many years of saving she had thousands earning in the bank. She used this money to help out her sons and grandchildren.

Her father came to live with her and her husband after her mother died and couldn't take care of himself any longer. They had lived on the same block as well as her oldest son and his family. It was always a close family.

She became hard of hearing in her fiftys. Which was sad for her but, she made that even funny. She loved to laugh. Was also a great story teller. cook.
Known as a jokester.
Around 1920, Ethel's father William Clayton Lucas, had built the home inwhich she and Moody lived. it was a white home with front porch and a white picket fence. Ethel lived in that home for 70 years. Her two son's were born in the home.
536 S 38th W Ave, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127.
In 1925 their phone # was Vern 5. later to Lu24002 which it remained till 1991.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 76288560
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ethel Janis Lucas East (13 Mar 1900–31 Jul 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76288560, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Julie (contributor 46504139) .