Studio shots, no. 131: Robert Lucas.


Robert Lucas (1888-1973).

Bob Locus, 22, of Taylors township, son of Duncan and Barbary Locus, married Etta Howard, 18, of Taylors, daughter of Deal and Nancy Howard, on 29 January 1909. [Duncan Locus, 65, of Taylors, married Barbara Eatman, 40, daughter of Jim Taylor and Cary Eatman, on 11 February 1896 in Wilson township.]

In the 1910 census of Taylors township, Wilson County: on Sharp Road, farm laborer Bob Lucas, 21; wife Etta, 19, and daughter Nannie M., 3 months.

In 1917, Robert Lucas registered for the World War I draft. Per his registration card, he was born 20 May 1888 in Nash County; lived in Wilson County; farmed for William Mercer in Wilson County; and had a wife and four children. He signed his name ‘Bob Lucas.’

In the 1920 census of Oldfields township, Wilson County: farmer Bob Lucas, 30; wife Etta, 30; and children Nannie, 10, Ella, 8, Addie, 6, Herman, 4, and Lillie, 1.

In the 1930 census of Jackson township, Nash County: farm laborer Robert Lucas, 42; wife Etta, 41; children Ella, 18, Addie, 16, Herman, 14, Lillie, 12, James, 10, and Willie, 8; and grandchildren Doretha, 3, and Chaner, 3 months.

On 23 November 1934, Herman Lucas, 21, of Wilson County, son of Bob and Etta Lucas, and Mamie Lee Brockington, 19, of Wilson County, daughter of John and Mary Brockington, in Nashville, North Carolina. Witnesses were D. Elbert Williams, Addie Williams and Silas Wright, all of Wilson.

In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 502 Warren Street, Bob Lucas, 50, W.P. A. laborer; wife Etta, 44; children Eller, 24, tobacco factory hanger, Lillie, 20, tobacco factory hanger, James, 18, carpenter’s helper, and Willie, 15; grandchildren Doretha, 11, Etta, 8, Christine, 4, and Shirley, 2.

In 1945, Wade Hilton Finch registered for the World War II draft. Per his registration card, he was born 17 May 1927 in Wilson County; lived at 502 South Warren Street, Wilson; his contact was grandfather Bob Lucas, 502 South Warren; and he worked for mechanic Joe Knight, 501 South Warren.

Robert Lucas died 26 July 1973 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born 30 June 1894; worked with carpenter; was married to Rosetta Lucas. Informant was Herman Lucas, 1701 East Nash Street, Wilson.

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