H D Lucas
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/12/2010 at 12:45:57
H D Lucas, a native son of Boone county who has spent his entire life within its borders, is actively and successfully identified with business interests of Madrid as the junior member of the firm of Hutton & Lucas, dealers in shelf and heavy hardware and also proprietors of a plumbing and heating establishment. His birth occurred at Bell Point, Douglas township, Boone county, Iowa, on October 15, 1872, his parents being Corydon L and Nancy (Sturdivant) Lucas. An extended sketch of the father appears on another page of this work.
In the acquirement of an education H D Lucas attended the common schools, completing his studies in the public schools of Madrid. The family home had been established in that town in 1883. Our subjuect there conducted a meat market for a period of four years, from 1902 unitl 1906, and in the latter years embarked in the hardward business, being now a member of the firm of Hutton & Lucas, who are dealers in shelf and havey hardware and also conduct a heating and plumbing establishment. In this connection he has won a gratifying measure of success, being accorded a liberal patronage and enjoying an envialbel reputation as a business man of ability, enterprise and sound judgement. He owns a half interest in the firm and has an attractive and well appointed home in Madrid, while his wife is the owner of a tract of fifty-four acres of land in Douglas township, comprising a portion of the old Luther homestead.
On May 17, 1899, in Madrid, Iowa Mr Lucas was united in marriage to Miss Carrie Luther, who was born in Douglas township, Boone county, Iowa on May 23, 1878, her parents being Milden and Mary (Hull) Luther. The father's birth occurred in Clay county, Indiana on March 22, 1840, while the mother was born in Putnam county, Indiana on December 25, 1841. The maternal grandparents of Mrs Lucas took up their abode among the pioneer settlers of Iowa, locating in Jefferson county in 1842. Her parents came overland to Boone county in 1849 and were among the early residents here . They remained on a farm until 1908 but during the past six years have lived retired at Madrid in a commodious and comfortable home. They became the parents of seven children, four of whom still survive, as follows: Mrs Lillie L Williams, who was born on December 10, 1862, and is now a resident of Madrid, Mrs Ella Farr born January 28, 1866, and living in Madrid, Mrs Zylpha A Hutton also of Madrid, who was born on March 15, 1868, and Mrs Carrie Lucas. All the above named were born and reared in Douglas township, this county. Mrs Lucas, who has spent her entire life within the borders of Boone county, aquired her education in the common schools and completed her studies in the public schools of Madrid. By her marriage she has become he mother of two children, namely: Dott who was born in Madrid on April 8, 1900, and is now attending school there, and Vaughn, whose birth occurred in Madrid on October 29, 1908.
Mr Lucas gives his political allegiance to the democracy, while his religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Christian church of Madrid. Fraternally he is identified with the Mason, belonging to Star Lodge, No 115, of Madrid and his is likewise conneceted with the Modern Woodmen of America, being at prestent venerable consul of Mizpah Camp of Madrid. Both Mr and Mrs Lucas enjoy an extensive and favorable acquaintance throughout the community and the hospitality of the best homes is freely accorded them.
1914 Boone County History Book
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