Charles E. Lucas

Charles E. Lucas was born on July 24, 1847 in Bloxham, Oxfordshire, England, to Edward and Ann Moreley. He married Marian Maiben in December 1872 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He was a butcher by trade and had established a meat shop in Salt Lake City.

In 1879 the couple determined to pull up stakes in the city and move with their three children to a far corner of the state – Grouse Creek, Utah.

They established a home on the West Fork of Grouse Creek, or Etna, near the junction of Straight Fork and White Rock Creeks.

Marian and Charles Lucas

Charles loved horses and raised and trained them to sell.

Later in life the couple sold their ranch and moved to Hyde Park in Cache Valley, but after a homesick year, they moved back on a small plot on the East Fork of Grouse Creek.

Nine children were born to them:  Belle, Alice, Charles, Lucilla, Kate, Henry, Edith, Maude and Emma.

Charles died on November 8, 1928 at Grouse Creek, Utah and is buried in the Grouse Creek Cemetery.