Person: Silver "Luddie" Dollar

  • Nationality: Myaamia
    Family Group: Billington-Dollar
  • ID: 2684
    Gender: Female
    Date of Birth: Knw 02-16-1877
    Location of Birth: N/A
    Date of Death: Knw 10-22-1951
    Location of Death: N/A
  • Biography/Notes:
    It is said that Silver Dollar received her name because she was born on “annuity day.” When the agent asked what name he should write down on the payroll, her father said “Silver.” Her mother owned a hotel in Miami, and that is where Silver met her husband, Otho ‘Doc' Lucas. They were married in 1900 and moved to her mother's allotted land, but Doc wasn't much of a farmer so they soon moved to Chetopa, Kansas. They welcomed their first child, Amber, in 1901, followed in quick order by Marie, Edward, Katherine, Ada Lucille, Mary, and Edna. Edward, their only son, died at just four months old, in 1905. They also lost their daughter Amber, son-in-law Adren Evans, and their grand- daughter Norma Jean Evans to a car accident in 1948. Silver Dollar was known for her good disposition and great laugh. She is remembered for her strong Christian faith, the generosity she showed to all, and for the long hair she always kept in a braid, but most of all for the love she had for her large family. She and Doc left a great legacy for the five children and twenty-one grandchil- dren that came after them.
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February 16, 1877

1889 Allotment

March 2, 1889

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the United States of America in Congressa ssembled, That the provisions of chapter One hundred and Nineteen of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty seven, entitled "An act to provide for the allotment of lands in severalty to Indians on the various reservations,and to extend the protection of the laws of the United States and the Territories over the Indians, and for other purposes," are hereby declared to extend to and are made app...


October 22, 1951