Donald Alfred Lucas

(1912 - 1943)

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Donald Alfred Lucas
1912 - 1943
Born
c. 1912
Death
August 5, 1943
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Donald Alfred Lucas was born c. 1912. He died on August 5, 1943 at 31 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Donald Alfred Lucas
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Agira Canadian War Cemetery Sicily in Italy
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Service number: k/52182
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders Of Canada
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Donald Alfred Lucas died on August 5, 1943 at age 31. He was buried in Agira Canadian War Cemetery Sicily, Italy. He was born c. 1912. We are unaware of information about Donald's immediate family.

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In 1912, in the year that Donald Alfred Lucas was born, the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

In 1924, Donald was just 12 years old when Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1925, by the time he was merely 13 years old, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1935, at the age of 23 years old, Donald was alive when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1943, in the year of Donald Alfred Lucas's passing, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

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c. 1900 - Aug 17, 1918 1900 - 1918
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c. 1925 - Apr 29, 1944 1925 - 1944
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c. 1895 - Sep 17, 1918 1895 - 1918
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c. 1899 - Oct 4, 1939 1899 - 1939
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c. 1907 - Jun 26, 1944 1907 - 1944
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c. 1922 - Nov 23, 1940 1922 - 1940
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