Names of York: Grace E. Loucks

namesofyorklogo.jpgMore in the ongoing series on the Names of York.

Place: Grace E. Loucks Elementary School, West York (West York Area School District)

Who was it named after? Grace E. Loucks, a well-regarded district educator

Fun fact: This was the original William Penn High School, built in the early 1900s. It was renamed in 1957 when it was converted into an elementary school. It houses kindergarten and first-grade students from the western part of the school district.

Source: “West Manchester Township 200th Celebration: 1799-1999″

Do you have a suggestion of a place in York County named for a person? If so, post a comment! I’m going to work my way through some likely ones, such as schools and parks, but I need other suggestions too!

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3 Responses to Names of York: Grace E. Loucks

  1. DianneB says:

    Grace was a lovely person. Those of us who knew her were very fortunate. I never remember seeing her without a smile.

  2. Jo says:

    There were actually two York educators named Grace Loucks. The other one went by Grace Duff Loucks and she was my homeroom teacher at York High. I remember when she got married and later, when she and her husband adopted a child.

  3. DianneB says:

    The school is named for the Grace Loucks who remained single her entire life. She was also active in her church and community.

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