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Harry Chris Lucas

Male 1899 - 1990


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  • Name  Harry Chris Lucas  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born  1 Feb 1899  Flint River Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Iowa Birth Records 
    • Name: Harry Lucas; Gender (Original): M; Birth Date: 1 February 1899; Birthplace: Flint River, Des Moines, Iowa; Father: Fred Lucas; Mother: Ida Lane; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C86812-1; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1683719; Reference Number: C380
    Census  1910  Flint River Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Harry Lucas, son, male, white, age 11, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Germany (spoke German), mother's birthplace Germany (spoke German), could speak English, occupation none, could read, could write, attended school since September 1909
    Residence  Mar 1949  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence  Dec 1954  Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence  Jun 1966  Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died  26 Jun 1990  Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Obituary  27 Jun 1990  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Harry C. Lucas, 91, of rural Sperry, died at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 1990, at Burlington Medical Center.

      Born February 1, 1899, in Des Moines County, he was the son of Fred and Ida Laue Lucas. He married Stella Ruschill February 23, 1921, in Dodgeville.

      He had been a farmer all of his life. He was a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ for 70 years and served as its financial secretary for 50 years. He was a 50-year member of the Diamond I.O.O.F. Lodge and was a member of the Bell Rebekah Lodge of Sperry and a charter member of the Sperry School Board. He served as Township Trustee.

      Surviving are his wife; five sons, Allan Lucas, Crawfordsville, Wilbur Lucas, Montrose, Lloyd Lucas, Burlington, Russell Lucas, West Burlington, and Marvin Lucas, Thomson, Illinois; three daughters, Mrs. Marcille (Warren) Walker, Burlington, Mrs. Erma (Howard) Baker and Mrs. Shirley (Lester) Granaman, both of Sperry; 23 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 14 step-great-grandchildren.

      The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Lunning Chapel.

      The service for Mr. Lucas will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lunning Chapel with the Reverend Jean Mueller officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.

      A memorial has been established for St. John's United Church of Christ.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Name: Harry C. Lucas; SSN: 721-05-3379; Born: 1 February 1899; Died: 26 June 1990; State (Year) SSN issued: Railroad Board (Issued Through) (Before 1951)
    Buried  30 Jun 1990  Saint John's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Flint River Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID  I57166  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Fred William Lucas,   b. 4 Jul 1865, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1949, north of Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ida Dorothea Maria Laue,   b. 24 Jul 1873, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1954, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 May 1896  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Ancestry Public Member: Lucas family tree  [4
    • Their grave is at Saint John's Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; memorial provided courtesy of ancestry.com public member, lucas123. The epitaph on the stone is: "Thy Will Be Done. Lucas. Fred W., 1865 - 1949; Ida Laue, 1873 - 1954"

      A headstone photograph was available online at ancestry.com as of October 2012
    Family ID  F19686  Group Sheet

    Family  Stella Mae Ruschill,   b. 29 Jun 1901, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1992, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Feb 1921  Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9, 10
    Alt. Marriage  23 Feb 1921  Dodgeville, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Harry C. Lucas; Groom's Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa; Bride's Name: Stella Mae Ruschell; Bride's Birth Date: 1902; Bride's Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa; Bride's Age: 19; Marriage Date: 23 February 1921; Marriage Place: Sperry, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: F. W. Lucas; Groom's Mother's Name: Ida Lane; Bride's Father's Name: Frank Ruschell; Bride's Mother's Name: Martha Summerfeld; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86818-2; System Origin: Iowa-VR; Source Film Number: 1547823; Reference Number: 2:3JCP7W1
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Ancestry Public Member: Lucas family tree  [4
    • Their grave is at Saint John's Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; memorial provided courtesy of lucas123, public member at ancestry.com. The epitaph on the stone is: "Lucas. Harry C., February 1, 1899 - June 26, 1990. Stella M., June 29, 1901 - September 29, 1992. Married February 23, 1921."

      A headstone photograph was available online at ancestry.com as of October 2012
    Children 
     1. Allan Clarence Lucas
     2. Wilbur Frank Lucas,   b. 7 May 1923, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1997, Henry County Health Center, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Lloyd Walter Lucas,   b. 16 Apr 1925, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 2007, Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial, Ormand Beach, Volusia County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Marcille Martha Lucas
     5. Russell Harry Lucas,   b. 27 Feb 1928, Flint River Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 2009, Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Erma Mae Lucas
     7. Hazel Delores Lucas,   b. 14 Mar 1931, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1969, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Marvin Glen Lucas,   b. 27 Sep 1932, Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 2008, Harbor Crest Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Fulton, Whiteside County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Shirley I. Lucas
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F23106  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1456] Lucas, Rudolph Oscar "Rudy" - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 27, June 15, 1966; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S3215] Iowa Births and Christenings, Iowa County Births (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S5783] Lucas, Harry Chris - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9A, June 27, 1990; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S6626] Ancestry Public Member: Lucas Family Tree (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Flint River Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; supervisor's district: 1, enumeration district: 19, sheet number: 7A, page number: 122; enumeration date: May 11, 1910

    7. [S6627] Lucas, Fred William - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 17, March 3, 1949; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S9374] Lucas, Ida Dorothea Maria (Laue) - Obituary, (originally published in the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 15, December 24, 1954; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S7840] Lucas, Stella Mae (Ruschill) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 11A, September 30, 1992; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).