Born: Jan­u­a­ry 14, 1840, Bel­vi­dere, Il­li­nois.

Died: March 11, 1907, In­di­an­a­po­lis, In­di­a­na.

Buried: Crown Hill Ce­me­te­ry, In­di­an­a­po­lis, In­di­a­na.


Daniel was the son of Al­bert Lu­cas and Ca­the­rine Ro­bert­son, and hus­band of Ma­ry Long­ley (mar­ried 1862).

In 1868, he moved with his fa­mi­ly to In­di­a­na. He en­rolled at the In­di­a­na Nor­mal In­sti­tute at Bur­netts­ville, and be­gan preach­ing at the lo­cal church.

After mar­riage, he joined Com­pa­ny C of the 99th In­di­a­na Vol­un­teer In­fan­try as a se­cond lieu­te­nant.

On Oc­to­ber 24, 1862, he was ap­point­ed re­gi­ment­al chap­lain. Eight­een months lat­er, he was trans­ferred to the of­fice of pro­vost mar­shal, where he served un­til the end of the war. His re­gi­ment fought in the Vicks­burg cam­paign, the se­cond Bat­tle of Jac­kson, the Chat­ta­noo­ga cam­paign, the Ba­ttle of Mis­sion­a­ry Ridge, and ma­ny skir­mish­es.

After the war, Lu­cas stu­died for the min­is­try. In 1876, he set­tled in Des Moines, Io­wa, where he pas­tored at the Cen­tral Chris­tian Church and helped found Drake Un­i­ver­si­ty.

In 1888, he re­turned to In­di­a­na to pas­tor the Cen­tral Chris­tian Church of In­di­an­a­po­lis. He al­so served as De­part­ment Com­mand­er of the Grand Ar­my of the Re­pub­lic, and as sec­re­ta­ry of the Mor­ton Mon­u­ment Com­mis­sion.

At the time of his death, he was pas­tor of the Se­venth Church in In­di­an­a­po­lis.