50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration: Albert and Lucy Lightcap

I stumbled upon this newspaper article celebrating the wedding anniversary of Albert and Lucy (Waggoner) Lightcap.  Albert’s parents were Robert and Lucretia Lightcap.  Robert was the brother of my g-g-g-grandfather, Levi Lightcap.  Albert was born in Fremont, Ohio, but spent a majority of his life in Michigan.  The Flint Daily Journal on Wednesday, August 16, 1916, published this article celebrating Albert and Lucy’s golden anniversary.

Albert Lightcap 50th Wedding Celebration

Transcription of article:
MR. AND MRS. A. H. LIGHTCAP CELEBRATE THEIR GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Lightcap

Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Lightcap of 922 North Saginaw street celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last evening by entertaining 25 relatives and friends who extended congratulations upon the happy occasion. The house was decorated throughout in goldenrod, asters and roses.  The bride and groom of 50 years ago stood in the living room at the entrance of a gold bower and the marriage ceremony was performed again by Rev. G.W. Olmstead, pastor of the Garland street church. The bride was attired in white and her two great-grandchildren, Georgie and Marian Huston, carried the ring on a gold tray. During the ceremony and the reception that followed, Prof. Pierson was at the piano.

A chicken supper was served in the dining room at a long table adorned with a yellow fruit centerpiece and bouquets of asters and roses. The souvenirs were the invitation cards tied with yellow ribbon and the favors were gold baskets, nut-filled for the occasion.

Four generations were represented, Mr. and Mrs. Lightcap and their children, Mrs. George Huston and two children of Kansas City, Kansas, and her son Theodore Huston and children; Mrs. John Washburn of Jackson, Mrs. John Pierson and Massan Pierson of Milford were other out-of-town guests. During the evening Miss Nettie Huston served punch in the reception hall.

Albert Lightcap was born in Fremont, O., in 1845 and at the age of 18 years enlisted in the 38th Ohio regiment. He saw service in the Civil war from 1861 to 1865. He was married to Lucy Eveline Wagner [sic] of Ottawa, O., and came to Michigan in 1867, settling in Detroit. Mrs. Lightcap is a Michigan girl and was born in Detroit in 1845. After living in Detroit they moved to Jackson where they remained until nine years ago when they came to Flint. Mr. Lightcap was a carriage maker and since coming to Flint from Jackson has been employed in Buick factory No. 4 where he is styled by his fellow workers as “The Old Man of the Buick,” having been employed in that factory longer than any of the other men except the superintendent.

Mr. and Mrs. Lightcap are both in excellent health. They received many gifts in memory of the occasion.

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