Lucas, Benjamin D.

Male 49 - 1893


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  • Name  Lucas, Benjamin D. 
    Born  1843 -49  Bloomington Ill Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1893  found info on ancestry.com from SBonadeo Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2120  Poore Maddox
    Last Modified  8 Nov 2011 

    Father  Lucas, Richmond,   b. 15 Mar 1815, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1860, Bloomington Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Depew, Maria (Mary A.),   b. 1815,   d. 1857 
    Married  16 Apr 1838  Blooming Illinois McLeans Co. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F948  Group Sheet

    Family  Waddle, Lucy W. 
    Married  21 Aug 1888  McLean Co. Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1523  Group Sheet

  • Notes 

    • Mother died circa 1856. Attended school at the old yellow shcoolhouse in the south part of town until Oct 1860 when his father richmond died and he went to Indiana . becam a lawyer under Gen Bloomfield. Law Firms name was: Kerrick, Lucas and Spencer.

      BENJAMIN D. LUCAS, was born in 1849, about two miles south of Bloomington; in 1856, his parents moved to the city, and a short time after, his mother died; after moving to town, he attended school at the old yellow schoolhouse, iu the south part of town, until October, 1860, raen his father, Richmond Lucas, died, and he went to Indiana, and went to school in the win-
      er-time and worked on a farm during the summer ; after remaining there three years, he went to Shelbyville, 111., and worked in a store, while not at school, about eight months; then he returned to Indiana, and after remaining there a few months, went to New York, and went to school in the winter and worked on a farm in the summer-time during three years; in 1866, he returned to Illinois, and again worked on a farm about four months, after which he taught school in the north part of ihe State. He then returned to Bloomington and entered the law othce of Bloomfield & Fifer, and remained with them until they dissolved, after which he remained with Gen. Bloomfield until he was admitted to practice, in 1873; he then went into partnership with Air. Bloomfield and remained nearly two years, when they dissolved; since 'Jen he has been alone. In the spring of 1876, he was appointed City Attorney by ex-AIayor steere, which office he held until the expiration of the term. Air. Lucas is certainly one of the TM>S( persistently studious lawyers at the McLean County bar: he is sincere and earnest in
      ve,fecl h y l l i s Professional associates ; if any exception can be taken to Mr. Lucas as a law- L";u!'e„writer considers that it is found in his modesty, which, for a man of his profession, is
      truthfully excessive.


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