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The Years Before…
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Lucas McCain’s Family
Written by Michelle Palmer


Father:  Marcus McCain (died during the war)


Mother:  Ruth McCain (died during the war)

            **She always lit a candle as a reminder that God was light…


Brother:  Abraham (oldest McCain brother)

            Wife: Julie

            Sons:  3 –  Charlie, Zac was a baby at Thanksgiving when Mark was 3
            Daughters: 2


Brother:  Jeremiah (older than Lucas)

            Wife:  Emily (They announce pregnancy at Thanksgiving when Mark was 3)

            Daughter: Elizabeth


Brother: __________ ( Older than Lucas) (announced engagement to Nancy)


Sister:  Emily (Pregnant as Thanksgiving (when Mark was 3) (Younger than Lucas)

            Husband: Jason

            Son: Matt


Sister: Laura (19 years old and announced she’s the new Enid school teacher in January)


Margaret Gibbs McCain’s Family

Father:  Samuel Gibbs (often a drunk)

He was a good father until the war.  That’s when something changed.  Lucas didn’t like him being around his family when he was drunk; and Margaret had a problem with that.  He feels he caused the death of his son, who died in the Civil War because he told him a real man would fight.

Mother:  ___________ (sick before she died. She died the year Mark was 3)


Grandmother:  __________ (Died the year Mark was 3)


Brother:  Johnny (younger than Margaret)

            He announced at Thanksgiving that he wouldn’t be there at Christmas because he was joining the rodeo.


Sister: Beth

            Husband: Phillip

            Children: First baby will come in late Spring of the following year.  She’d been hoping for a baby for 2 years.


Brother:  Scott

            Wife: Amanda

            Sons:  2 Andy and Able (Twins)


Brother: Andrew – died in the war

The family was told of his death on Thanksgiving.  Lucas found out the news was delivered on Thanksgiving when Margaret confessed it when Mark was 3 years old.


Jessie: Mark’s invisible friend when he was 3.

The Gibbs Family

This is a story based on the TV series “The Rifleman”

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