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Lucas - David Martin

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, 27 Dec 1920 p 8

David Martin Lucas, 65 years old, committed suicide Christmas morning by hanging himself in the barn on the farm of his son, Earl Lucas, two and a half miles northeast of Linden. Despondency induced by the serious illness of his daughter, Miss Ruby Lucas, victim of an automobile accident who is in the Culver Union Hospital is given as the cause for the deed. The act was committed while the family was eating breakfast. The aged man left the house saying that it was not necessary to wait breakfast on him. He was not seen anymore until his lifeless body was found. Mr. Lucas had been in failing health for 5 years and had spent about 9 months in a hospital in the hope of benefiting his health. Besides the widow, he is survived by the following children: Earl A Lucas of Urbana, Ill; RW Lucas of Dabs, Ind; Mrs. James Roe, of Attica, ind and Miss Ruby Lucas. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home. Rev. Manson will officiate. Burial will be in Linden Cemetery. - typed by kbz
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