Levi Lightcap Shooting

Here’s one of the few articles that I can find that references the accidental shooting and death of Levi Lightcap. Of course, there’s a few errors.  The article appeared on page 1 of the Wisconsin State Journal on 13 Dec 1870.  FYI, the shooting actually took place in North Judson, Starke County, Indiana.

Levi Lightcap shot and killed

Transcription of article:

A fight occurred near the depot at North Jackson, Stark county, Ill., on the evening of the 9th, between Lightcap, the station agent, and his son Henry on one side, and two men named Brown and Hoffacker, on the other. During the melee Hoffacker and the older Lightcap struggled over a pistol, and discharged it, the ball passing through the heart of the latter, killing him instantly. Henry Lightcap, Hoffacker and Brown were arrested.

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  1. […] g-g-g-g-grandmother.  She was the wife of Christian Smith.  Her daughter, Mary, was the wife of Levi Lightcap.  Her father, Daniel, is the ancestor being used for my Daughters of the American Revolution […]

  2. […] So earlier in this year, after years of no success with the Lightcaps, I decided to start researching the parents of Mary Smith, wife of my ggg-grandfather Levi Lightcap. […]

  3. […] “Ellen” (Lightcap) Jones was the sister of my 3rd great-grandfather, Levi Lightcap.  Her first husband was Samuel Jones who died in 1838.  They had a son, William Jones, who was […]

  4. […] Marvin and Myra. I believe their other child was Darah E. Lightcap. Darah is buried in the Levi Lightcap family plot in Pioneer Cemetery, North Judson, Indiana. According to the 1900 U.S. Federal Census, […]

  5. […] was the brother of my ggg-grandfather, Levi Lightcap. Marriage Annoucement: Holoway W. Lightcap of Findlay and Ellen M. […]

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