Stanley Lucas

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Stanley Lucas
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Years of service1918 – 1919
Battles/warsClaims World War I

Stanley Lucas (15 January 1900 - 21 June 2010)[1] was a British supercentenarian. He was the oldest living man in Europe at the time of his death.[2] He was also the third-oldest man in the world. Lucas was born at Morwenstow UK and had two brothers and two sisters. In 1908 his family moved to Marhamchurch where Lucas lived until 1948. Lucas married Ivy Nancekivell in 1926 and took over the family farm. Lucas was a breeder of Devon cattle and Devon longwool sheep and started a dairy farm in the early 1940s. In 1948 he moved to live with his family at Poughill, where he continued to live after Ivy's death in 1963. Lucas was a member of Bude Town Council from 1959 to 1970, as well as vice chairman. His daughter said, "He has worked hard in his working life and was a teetotaller and non-smoker and since he has been elderly has been well cared for".[3][4] He died on 21 June 2010 in Bude, England at the age of 110.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Oldest people in Britain". Archived from the original on 2009-04-15. Retrieved 2010-06-26.
  2. "Stanley Lucas: Europe's oldest man celebrates 110th birthday". Archived from the original on 2010-02-06. Retrieved 2010-02-20.
  3. "Stanley is 108 years young". Cornwall Guardian. 23 January 2008.
  4. "Celebrations in Bude as Stanley reaches 110". Bude & Stratton Post. 21 January 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2010.[permanent dead link]