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Willis, Lucas B.

(born: 1874  -  died: 1930) 

Lucas B. Willis was born in Frankfort, KY, the son of Sam and Appaline Willis. He was the organizer and vice-president of the Kentucky State Funeral Director's Association, organizer and executive secretary of the Independent National Funeral Directors Association, and organizer and executive secretary of the Sisters of Charity of the State Burial Fund of Indiana. Willis was the husband of Cora L. Willis, who was also a Kentucky native. According to the U.S. Federal Census, in 1910 the couple lived on Camp Street in Indianapolis. Lucas owned an undertakers establishment and Cora was a public school teacher. For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1928-29; and "Lucas B. Willis" in the articles "Vital statistics - Deaths" and "Notice of Appointment," both on p.7 of the Indianapolis Recorder, 04/05/1930.

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NKAA Source: Who's who in colored America a biographical dictionary of notable living persons of African descent in America, 1928-1929
NKAA Source: The Indianapolis recorder (newspaper)

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