Deb was also told as a child that she was related to Mark Twain. Beginning in her college years she used much of her spare time researching this connection. Below, in her own words are some of the information she gleaned coming down from eight lines of Lucia family relatives.
Obit of Mrs. Ira Clemens Lucia
This obituary claims that her husband was the first cousin of Mark Twain. People who knew them at the time said they looked just alike.
Wyandotte Herald, Michigan - January 30, 1903 Master Ira Charles Husted 12 1/2
The Husted and Lucia families were relatives. This article claims that this young author is a distant relative of Mark Twain so the Lucia/Clemens connections has been known and talked about and written about since the 1800s.