The Writer's Corner
The Years Before…
The Rifleman Information
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
Brother: Abraham (oldest McCain brother)
Sons: 3 – Charlie, Zac was a baby at Thanksgiving
when Mark was 3
Brother: Jeremiah (older than Lucas)
Wife: Emily (They announce pregnancy at
Thanksgiving when Mark was 3)
Brother: __________ ( Older than Lucas) (announced engagement to
Sister: Emily (Pregnant as Thanksgiving (when Mark was 3)
(Younger than Lucas)
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.
Children: First baby will come in late Spring of the
following year. She’d been hoping for a baby for 2 years.
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
Here are some other great stories. Enjoy!
around The McCain Ranch