Starting Sept. 30, 2014, Genealogy.com will be making a big change. GenForum
message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles
will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will
no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
Below is a list of Writing Ideas to help you with your biography.
See our instructions if you need help
printing these Writing Ideas or finding Writing Ideas related
to other Topics.
In 1901, A.F. Lucas struck an underground chamber on Spindletop Hill near Beaumont. It gushed 200 feet high and continued for nine days. Did this discovery bring new opportunities to those in her community?
How did she think the discovery of oil changed the state of Texas and the United States? Did she think that this new natural resource would alter the rural nature of Texas?
Many people used their life savings to purchase a small percentage of a prospective well, did she ever invest in one? If yes, what was the outcome? Did she move from another state in the hopes of gaining wealth in Texas?
Did she have any family members or friends that were directly involved with oil drilling? Was it profitable? Was it worth the risk of money?