Lucas, Francis Godfrey (1887-1951)

Francis Godfrey Lucas was a fireman and chauffeur. He lived at 1837 Morton Avenue from 1917 to 1923.

Francis Godfrey Lucas was born in Essex, England, on January 26, 1887. His father was Charles Henry Lucas. His mother was Elizabeth Sarah Matthews.

Francis first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1909. He was a fireman at Fire Hall Number 1.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 827

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 827

Firemen and engines in front of Fire Hall No. 1 - Cordova Street and Gore Avenue, about 1910, Vancouver City Archives; FD P8.2; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/firemen-and-engines-in-front-of-fire-hall-no-1-cordova-street-and-gore-avenue.

Firemen and engines in front of Fire Hall No. 1 – Cordova Street and Gore Avenue, about 1910, Vancouver City Archives; FD P8.2; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/firemen-and-engines-in-front-of-fire-hall-no-1-cordova-street-and-gore-avenue.

During his early years in Vancouver, Francis lived at the following addresses.

1909 to 1911 278 East Cordova Street (Fire Hall Number 1)
1915 and 1916 3247 Point Grey Road
1917 to 1923 1837 Morton Avenue
1924 and 1925 716 West 23rd Avenue

On April 18, 1914, in Vancouver, Francis married Mary Llewhellin. She was born on December 25, 1880, in Haverfordwest, South Wales. Her father was Arthur Jones Llewyellin. Her mother was Sarah Jane Thomas.

Mary died in Vancouver on February 3, 1928.

Francis later married Charlotte (“Lottie”) Ida Moor. She was born in Remenham, Berkshire, England, on August 15, 1883. Her father was Stephen Moor. Her mother was Susan Hawkins.

Francis died in Vancouver on October 14, 1951. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Lottie later married John Edward Pacey, who was a retired pipefitter. He was born on in England on May 22, 1882. His father was Henry Pacey. His mother was Louise Godfrey. John died in Vancouver on February 11, 1962. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Lottie died in Vancouver on March 10, 1963. She was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby.

 

Francis Godfrey Lucas and Mary Llewhellin had the following children.

 

Phyllis Mary (“Gaye”) Lucas

Phyllis Mary (“Gaye”) Lucas was born in Vancouver about 1915.

She worked as a nurse.

On July 12, 1940, she married Vernon Elderkin Dunham, who was an electrical worker at the Lake Buntzen power house. He was born in Vancouver about 1915. His father was Lloyd Elderkin Dunham (1875-1974). His mother was Jenny Isabella Morton (1876-1959).

Phyllis and Vernon both died before 2002.

 

Robert Charles Lucas

Robert Charles Lucas was born in Vancouver in 1917. After he graduated from Kitsilano High School in 1935, he worked for Canadian Pacific Telegraph and later for the Canadian Pacific Railway. From 1941 to 1946 he served as a sergeant in the Canadian Army during the Second World War.

In 1944 he married Elva Broderick. After the war, Robert and Elva lived in North Bend, British Columbia, where Robert continued to work for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Elva died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1995.

Robert died in North Vancouver on October 20, 2002.

 

Sources

 

Charles Henry Lucas (father of Francis Godfrey Lucas)

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPRC-VMM : accessed 9 April 2016), Charles Henry Lucas in household of William James Lucas, Witham, Essex, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Essex county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9C9-672 : accessed 9 April 2016), Charles H Lucas, Battersea, London, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing East Battersea subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

 

Elizabeth Sarah Matthews (mother of Francis Godfrey Lucas)

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPRC-2N2 : accessed 9 April 2016), Elizabeth Sarah Lucas in household of William James Lucas, Witham, Essex, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Essex county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9C9-67L : accessed 9 April 2016), Elizabeth Lucas in household of Charles H Lucas, Battersea, London, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing East Battersea subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

 

Francis Godfrey Lucas

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XR4-MG5 : accessed 9 April 2016), Francis Godfrey Lucas, 1887; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Lewisham, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England, Essex Parish Registers, 1503-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XKZ6-77J : accessed 9 April 2016), Francis Godfrey Lucas, 16 Mar 1887, Christening; citing Witham, Essex, England, Record Office, Chelmsford; FHL microfilm 1,702,005.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPRZ-2N2 : accessed 9 April 2016), Francis Godfrey Lucas in household of William James Lucas, Witham, Essex, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Essex county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9C9-67P : accessed 9 April 2016), Francis G Lucas in household of Charles H Lucas, Battersea, London, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing East Battersea subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9K5H : accessed 9 April 2016), Frances Lucas in entry for Henry Duncan, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=64222&highlight=3&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Francis+Lucas. (possible connection).

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZN-C9G : accessed 9 April 2016), Francis Godfrey Lucas and Mary Llewhellin, 18 Apr 1914; citing Vancouver B C, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11378, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,706.

Mary Llewhellyn and Francis Godfrey Lucas, marriage notice, Vancouver Province, April 20, 1914, page 8: “The marriage was solemnized on Saturday evening at the First Presbyterian Church of Miss Mary Llewhellyn and Mr. Francis Godfrey Lucas. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. Fraser. Miss Lillion Blundell attended the bride and Mr. H.D. Lucas accompanied the groom.”

Mary Llewhellyn and Francis Godfrey Lucas, marriage notice, Vancouver News-Advertiser,  April 19, 1914, page 7: “Lucas-Llewhellyn: The marriage was quietly solemnized at 8 o’clock last evening at the First Presbyterian Church of Miss Mary Llewhellyn and Mr. Francis Godfrey Lucas. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. Fraser. Miss Lillion Blundell attended the bride and Mr. H.D. Lucas accompanied the groom.”

1921 Canada Census, Francis Godfrey Lucas [indexed as Francis Alfred]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 7; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5Z-N5S : accessed 9 April 2016), Francis Godfrey Lucas, 1951.

Francis Godfrey (Dick) Lucas, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 15, 1951, page 23; Vancouver Province, October 16, 1951, page 23; Vancouver Sun, October 15, 1951, page 27; Vancouver Sun, October 16, 1951, page 21: “Lucas—Passed away in hospital, Oct. 14, 1951, Francis Godfrey (Dick) Lucas, 8167 Shaughnessy St., in his 63rd year. Survived by his loving wife, Charlotte; one daughter, Mrs. V.E. Dunham, of Vancouver; one son, Robert Charles, of North Bend; one sister, Mrs. P.M. Scott, of London, Eng.; two grandchildren. Funeral service from the Chapel of Mt. Pleasant Undertaking Co., Kingsway at 11th Ave., Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. to Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Rev. J.P. Dingle, assisted by Rev. Wm. Garbutt, officiating.”

 

Mary Llewhellin (wife of Francis Godfrey Lucas)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XNK-21F : accessed 9 April 2016), Mary Jane Llewhellin, 1880; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XNY-YG7 : accessed 9 April 2016), Mary Llewhellin, 1880; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKXK-DX6Y : accessed 9 April 2016), Mary J Llewhellin in household of Arthur J Llewhellin, Uzmaston, Pembrokeshire, Wales; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 12, Piece/Folio 5419/112, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,485.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9Z8-LCL : accessed 9 April 2016), Mary J Llewhellin in household of Arthur J Llewhellin, Lee, London, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Lee subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

1921 Canada Census, Mary Lucas [indexed as Mary Alfred] in household of Francis Godfrey Lucas [indexed as Francis Alfred]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 7; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGQ-45Z : accessed 9 April 2016), Mary Lucas, 1928.

“Mrs. Mary Lucas Passes,” Vancouver Province, February 4, 1928, page 3: “Mrs. Mary Lucas, 48, wife of F.G. Lucas, passed away Friday at her residence, 3172 Seventh avenue west. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Independent Undertaking Co. Chapel, Rev. A.H. Sovereign officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Besides her husband, the deceased is survived by a daughter, Phyllis, a son, Robert, and a brother.”

Mary Lucas, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 5, 1928, page 25; Vancouver Sun, February 4, 1928, page 16: “Lucas—Passed away at the family residence, 3172 – 7th Ave. W., Feb. 3, 1928, Mary Lucas, in her 49th year. She leaves to mourn her loss besides her sorrowing husband, one son, Robert, and daughter, Phyllis, one brother, Harry, all of Vancouver. Funeral will take place in the chapel of the Independent Undertaking Co., 654 Broadway W., on Monday, Feb. 6, R 3 P.M., Rev. A. H. Sovereign officiating. Cremation.”

 

Charlotte (“Lottie”) Ida Moore (wife of Francis Godfrey Lucas)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X2P-1PL : accessed 9 April 2016), Charlotte Ida Moor, 1883; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Henley, Oxfordshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4LJ8-SW2 : accessed 9 April 2016), Charlotte Ida Moor in household of Stephen Moor, Remenham, Oxfordshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Oxfordshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9D4-G83 : accessed 9 April 2016), Charlotte J Moor, St Martin In The Fields, London, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing St Martin In The Fields subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWL6-RVL : accessed 9 April 2016), Charlotte Ida Moor, Kensington, , London, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT3-5MF : accessed 9 April 2016), Charlotte Ida Pacey, 1963.

Charlotte (Lottie) Ida (Lucas) Pacey, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 11, 1963, page 27, Vancouver Sun, March 11, 163, page 29: “Pacey—March 10, 1963, Charlotte (Lottie) Ida (Lucas) Pacey, 773 W. 68th Ave., aged 79 years. Survived by 1 nephew, John Moor Bezer, Quebec, 1 niece, Mrs. Ruth Speckman, Burnaby; 2 sisters, Mrs. Helen Crook and Miss Georgiana Moor, of England. Rev. A. L. Davies will conduct the funeral service from St. Thomas Church, 2444 E. 41st Ave.,, Wednesday, March 13th, at 2 p.m. Interment, Forest Lawn. Mt. Pleasant Co. in charge.

 

John Edward Pacey (husband of Charlotte Ida Moor)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRL-ZBT : accessed 9 April 2016), John Edward Pacey, 1962.

 

Phyllis Mary Lucas (daughter of Francis Godfrey Lucas)

1921 Canada Census, Phylis Lucas [indexed as Phylis Alfred] in household of Francis Godfrey Lucas [indexed as Francis Alfred]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 7; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Canada Marriages, 1661-1949,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F22C-XKW : accessed 9 April 2016), Lloyd Elderkin Dunham and Jennie Isabella Morton, 24 Sep 1902; citing Somerset, Kings, Nova Scotia, reference P69 CN82; FHL microfilm 1,298,990. (father and mother of Vernon Elderkin Dunham).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBL-RKJ : accessed 9 April 2016), Lloyd Elderkin Dunham, 1974. (father of Vernon Elderkin Dunham).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL55-MGL : accessed 9 April 2016), Jennie Isabella Dunham, 1959. (mother of Vernon Elderkin Dunham).

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1940-09-492335; Vernon Elderkin Dunham and Phyllis Mary Lucas; date of marriage: July 12, 1940; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/AnnualData2016/MRG/MRG_1940492335.jpg.

 

Robert Charles Lucas (son of Francis Godfrey Lucas)

1921 Canada Census, Robert Lucas [indexed as Robert Alfred] in household of Francis Godfrey Lucas [indexed as Francis Alfred]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 7; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Robert Charles Llewhyllen Lucas; death notice, Published in The Vancouver Sun on Oct. 26, 2002; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=Robert-LUCAS&pid=157288241: “LUCAS _ Robert Charles Llewhyllen died peacefully in his sleep at North Vancouver’s Lions Gate Hospital on Sunday, October 20, 2002, of cancer. Bob was in his 86th year. Born in Vancouver, B.C., in 1917, he graduated from Kitsilano High School in 1935 and immediately went to work for Canadian Pacific, first for CP Telegraph and then for the CPR. He worked on “the road”, primarily as a conductor, for 47 years, a stretch broken only by the five years he served as a sergeant in the Canadian Army (1941-1946) in Canada, the Aleutians and overseas. In 1944, Bob married his high school sweetheart, Elva Broderick. After the war, they moved to North Bend, B.C., a small railroading community where they spent the happiest years of their lives. The marriage lasted 51 years and ended with Elva’s death, also at Lions Gate, in 1995. A man’s man of the old school, Bob will be remembered by family and friends for his integrity, loyalty, courage and grace – particularly when faced with adversity. Like his father before him, he was a man of his word who could be counted on to do the right thing. But he also had a great sense of humour, which he kept through to the end. Predeceased by his wife Elva Lucas and her sister Ruth Broderick, his sister Phyllis “Gaye” Dunham and Gaye’s husband Verne, Bob will be missed by many. First among them are his nephew Philip Dunham, Phil’s wife Carol, son Perry, daughter Leanne and granddaughter Taneisha; Bob’s niece Susan Digney and her daughters Chelsea and Jessica; Bob’s lifelong friend Al Clifford and wife Verna; Bob’s companion in his later years, Helen Wilson and Helen’s family; Catherine Loan and Candida. Bob is survived by his son Steve and his grandson Connor Lucas-Loan. The family wants to thank Dr. Ng and the staff at Lions Gate for making Bob’s last few months as comfortable as possible. At his request, there will be no funeral ceremony. For anyone wishing, donations in his memory can be made to charities of choice.”