Surname: Light

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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Descendants of Alexander Bisset Munro of Bristol, Maine

Alexander Bisset Munro was born 25 Dec. 1793 at Inverness, Scotland to Donald and Janet (Bisset) Munro. Alexander left Scotland at the age of 14, and lived in Dimecrana in the West Indies for 18 years. He owned a plantation, raising cotton, coffee and other produce. He brought produce to Boston Massachusetts on the ship of Solomon Dockendorff. To be sure he got his money, Solomon asked his to come home with him, where he met Solomon’s sister, Jane Dockendorff. Alexander went back to the West Indies, sold out, and moved to Round Pond, Maine, and married Jane. They had 14 children: Janet, Alexander, Margaret, Nancy, Jane, Mary, Solomon, Donald, John, William, Bettie, Edmund, Joseph and Lydia.

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Narrative of the Captivity of Capt. William Hubbell – Indian Captivities

A Narrative of the desperate encounter and escape of Capt. William Hubbell from the Indians while descending the Ohio River in a boat with others, in the year 1791. Originally set forth in the Western Review, and afterwards republished by Dr. Metcalf, in his “Narratives of Indian Warfare in the West.” In the year 1791, while the Indians were yet troublesome, especially on the banks of the Ohio, Capt. William Hubbell, who had previously emigrated to Kentucky from the state of Vermont, and who, after having fixed his family in the neighborhood of Frankfort, then a frontier settlement, had been compelled to go to the eastward on business, was now a second time on his way to this country. On one of the tributary streams of the Monongahela, he procured a flat-bottomed boat, and embarked in company with Mr. Daniel Light and Mr. William Plascut and his family, consisting of a wife and eight children, destined for Limestone, Kentucky. On their passage down the river, and soon after passing Pittsburgh, they saw evident traces of Indians along the banks, and there is every reason to believe that a boat which they overtook, and which, through carelessness, was suffered to run aground on an island, became a prey to these merciless savages. Though Capt. Hubbell and his party stopped some time for it in a lower part of the river,...

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Light, Anna L. Mrs. – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon In Elgin, Oregon, Wednesday, December 21st, 1904, Anna L., beloved wife of John J. Light, aged 33 years. Mrs. Light passed away at 8 o’clock Wednesday morning, her death occurring at the family apartments in Hotel Elgin, and resulting from tuberculosis of the lungs, from which disease she had suffered severely and patiently. It was the hope that the climatic conditions here would tend to restore her health that led Mr. and Mrs. Light to establish their home in Elgin in September 1903. Since that time they had formed many warm friendships among the citizens of this city and the world of Mrs. Light’s death was a stroke of sorrow to every heart. Many willing hands were ready to assist at the time when words could not comfort nor lighten the load of the bereaved husband’s grief, and by the time of the departure of Wednesday’s train everything was in readiness for the removal of the body to the old home in Shelton, Nebraska, and many friends were at the station to part with Mr. Light and little Bonnie at the beginning of their sorrowful journey. As their friendship and society was enjoyed, so will be treasured the memory thereof, and the touching incident that removed a noble woman from the walk of life will always be regarded as one of the saddest events of...

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