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870 > Page 870 of History of Daviess County, Kentucky, together with sketches of its cities, villages, and townships, educational religious, civil military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, biographies of representative citizens, and an outline history of Kentucky.

Confederate service, remaining in the srvice until the close of the war. Ile enlisted as a private and was promoted to Lieutenant- During his service as a soldier he acted as a scout and spy, and was entrusted with many offices and duties that required courage and shrewdness. In all instances he performed his duties v ith perfect satisfaction. At one time he captured his own brother, Luther W. Lucas, who was in the Federal service. Mr. W. J. Lucas was wounded, a bullet passing through his left cheek and lodging in his windpipe, and for a time his life was despaired of. In 1872 le camne to Owensbc'ro and worked at the painter's trade until 1882, when he was elected to his present position. He was married to Mildred Summers, Oct. 4, 1865. She was born in Fairfax County, Va., and is a daughter of Wm. F. and Mariana (Johnson) Summers. Mr. and Mrs. Lucas have six children- Thomas M., A. Blanch, G. Summers, Forrest F., Regina B. and Anna B. M. V Mlonarch, President of the Sour-Mash Distilling Company, Owensboro, was burn in Davicss County, Ky., March 10, 1842. His parents, Thomas and Susan (Daveiss) Monarch, had a family of ten children, only six now living-William H., Thomas J., Rich- ard, Miranda J. (wife of Thomas J. O'Bryan), M. V., and Syl- vester. Al. V. attended private schools in Owensboro till twenty- two years of age, and then entered Cecilian College. After leaving school he engaged in the tobacco business till 1868. . Since then he has been manufacturing his celebrated hand-made sour- mash whiskies. Commencing life with limited means he went bravely to work, and by industry and business integrity has placed himself among the leading distillers of the country, his brands of whisky being sold in. most of the States and Territories. TIe has offices ill New York and Louisville, and agents in Chicago, Ill., and Galv eston, Texas, and emplo' s three or four traveling sales- men. Mr. Monarch was married Sept. 20, 1869, to Elizabeth A. O'Bryan, a native of Meade County, Ky., and a daughter of William and Varv A. (Vowels) O'Bryan. Six children have been born to them, five now living-Henry L., born May 11, 1872; Daniel, Ang. 14, 1874; A. Ermenie, June 11, 1876; M. V., Jr., Sept. 14, 1878; Bineta, May 23, 1881. Mr. and Mrs. Monarch are nmembers of the Catholic church. He is President of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. In politics he is a Democrat. 870 APPENDIX.