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
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.