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Lucas, David K.


Age: 23, credited to Marshfield, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT LARTY
Service: enl 8/19/64, m/i 8/19/64, PVT, 3rd VT LARTY BTRY, m/o 6/15/65

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Birth: 1841, Peacham, VT
Death: 01/24/1932

Burial: Durant Cemetery, Cabot, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 69316738


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/17/1887
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


2nd Great Grandfather of Douglas R. Pike, Riverton, VT

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Durant Cemetery, Cabot, VT

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Marshfield Resident Passes Away At Home Last Night.

Marshfield, Jan. 25. - David K. Lucas, 90, one of the oldest residents of this town, passed away at his home in the village shortly before 6 o'clock last evening. Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J., B. Pike of Apponaug, R. I., and Mrs. H. E. Emery of this town, and several grandchildren and great -grandchildren.

Source: Barre Daily Times, January 25, 1932.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.


Funeral of David K. Lucas

The funeral of David K. Lucas, an aged and respected citizen of this town, who passed away Sunday evening Jan. 24, was held from his late home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock under the direction of R. W. Davis and son, Rev. O. F. Davis being the officiating clergyman.

David Kimball Lucas, son of Alonzo Ransom and Phoebe Kimball Lucas, was born in Peacham, March 2, 1841, and therefore would have been 91 years of age had he lived a few weeks longer. He attended the public schools and Peacham academy and later with his sister, Judith, attended Barre academy, making the journey to and from Barre on horseback as they went home to spend the weekends.

On Aug. 19, 1864, he in company with Edmund Parker, who was afterwards his brother-in-law, enlisted in the third Vermont battery, light artillery, Vermont Volunteers, to serve during the remainder of the Civil war from which he received an honorable discharge June 15, 1865, returning to Peacham where he worked on his father's farm.

He was married Sept. 9, 1869, to Philura, second daughter of Dr. J. Q. A. And Lavinia Packer of this town and they lived on the Lucas farm in Peacham until March, 1874, when they bought the St. Clair farm about two miles from this village and there most of their married life was spent. It is a notable fact that they made the trip from Peacham to Marshfield in a buggy wagon in March.

In this home two daughters were born to them, Blanches Ethel, now Mrs. J. Berton Pike of Apponaug, R. I., who was born March 28, 1874, and six years later, March 14, 1880, Nellie May, now Mrs. Herbert E. Emery of this town. In 1920 farm life being too hard for them in their advancing years, Mr. And Mrs. Lucas bought the little home in the village which they both loved so well and here they lived with the exception of a few months spent at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Emery, while Mrs. Lucas was recovering from a broken limb, until she passed away Feb. 13, 1931, preceding him by only 11 months and 11 days. Shortly after her death their granddaughter and her husband, Mr. And Mrs. Frank Tibbets, moved to the home and for the past ten months had tenderly cared for him. Although gradually failing he had been confined to his bed only a short time.

Mr. Lucas never aspired to any public office, preferring his home to any other place, he and Mrs. Lucas being very devoted to their family. In their early life they joined the Marshfield M. E. Church, where they were faithful attendants and workers while age and health permitted. On many public occasions in town, even within comparatively recent years, when a parade has been featured, Mr. Lucas has attracted considerable attention by appearing on horseback attired in his army uniform which had been carefully preserved since the days of the Civil war.

His body was laid to rest beside that of his companion in the Durant cemetery at Lower Cabot, the bearers being David Edmund Pike, Herbert Emery, Frank Tibbetts and Edmund Hamilton. Clarence Pitkin, a veteran of the World war, sounded taps at the grave. At the funeral the casket was surrounded with beautiful flowers and draped with the flag of his country which he risked his life to preserve.

Beside the two daughters mentioned above, he is survived by a brother, Frank, who lives in South Pasadena, Cal., by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Among those from out of town were Mrs. J. Berton Pike of Apponaug, R. I., Pliny Hamilton of White River Junction, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Hamilton of Montpelier, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Pike of Barre, Mrs. Virginia Aiken and son of Plainfield, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bartlett of Cabot, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mulligan, Robert Welch, Mellin Farrow, an old neighbor and Civil war veteran, all of Peacham.

Source: Barre Daily Times, January 30, 1932.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.