Lucas, Vernon Revere
B: 07 July 1898, St. Vincent, Kittson Co., MN
D: 05 Nov. 1931, Camden, NJ, buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, DC
M: 24 Apr. 1921 in St. Vincent, MN to Margareta "Reta" Elizabeth Lang

FN: Hugh Lionel Lucas Jr.
MN: Iva Iola Colby

Vernon Lucas was a commercial pilot, officer in the Army Air Corps, and a radio technician. He grew up in St. Vincent, MN and attended high school in Pembina, along with at least two of his siblings, Lennie and Norman Lucas. He was the first young man from his hometown to enlist in WWI. After the war, he worked in Champaign, IL for a few years for a lumber firm before moving to Fargo, ND. In Fargo, Vernon continued his earlier interest in radio by opening a radio supply business. He also helped to start station WDAY in Fargo. Vernon was a "barnstormer" and flight instructor in his early days of flying, and later flew for TAT, forerunner of TWA, and other early airlines. He died in an airplane crash while flying as a passenger.

Children of Vernon Revere Lucas and Margareta "Reta" Lang:

1. Harold Llewellyn Lucas
B:

2. Earl Linden Lucas
B: 07 Jan. 1924, Fargo, ND
D: 17 May 1983 in Huntsville, AL
M: 08 Jan. 1945 in Chicago, IL to Bonnie Jean Phillips

3. Lowell Tyndall Lucas
B: 16 May 1925, Helena, MT

4. Verneita Louise Lucas
B: 09 Sept. 1930, Dallas, TX

Margareta "Reta" Lang later married August Hord in Hallock, MN and they had one daughter, Marjorie "Margie" Hord Peterson of Lancaster.