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Obituary: Alice T. (Rafferty) Lightcap

Alice Theresa (Rafferty) Lightcap was married to Albert “Bert” Lightcap, brother of my great-grandfather Ernest Edward Lightcap.   She lived in Hammond, Indiana, for the last 30 years of her life.  A former resident of North Judson, Indiana, her obituary appeared in the North Judson News on October 27, 1938.  I received this obituary from my mom.

Obituary: Alice T. (Rafferty) Lightcap

Transcription of obituary:

The following account of the death of a former North Judson resident, Mrs. A. T. Lightcap, widow of Bert Lightcap, appeared in a Hammond paper during the first week of this month:

“Mrs. Alice T. Lightcap, 66 of 1050 Eaton street, Hammond died at St. Margaret’s hospital, following a lingering illness. She had been a resident of Hammond for 30 years and was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary.

Interment was made in the Oak Hill cemetery. Last rites were given in the Christian Science ritual. Survivors include two sons, Herbert G., a Hammond policeman; Clarence R., employee of Borden’s Dairy; a daughter, Mrs. Ada Kohl of Hammond; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Sade Smith, Huntingdon, and Mrs. Grace Weddel of Indianapolis and a brother, Harry Rafferty of Indianapolis.”

The Lightcap family will be well remembered by many of the older residents, having lived her for many years, before leaving hear about 35 years ago.

Obituary: Albert Lightcap

Albert Lightcap was the brother of my g-grandfather, Ernest Edward Lightcap. He was married to Alice Theresa Rafferty and they had three children: Ada, Clarence and Herbert.

The notice of his death was published in The News and Sentinel in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on June 2 1921.

Death Notice: Albert Lightcap

Transcription of obituary:
Albert Lightcap, of Hammond, Ind., 49 years old, died yesterday at the home of his brother-in-law, E. C. Smith, of this city, after a serious illness of a few days of cancer of the stomach. Lightcap came to this city two weeks ago to visit. The body was taken back to Hammond yesterday for services and burial. Surviving are the widow, three children, three brothers and his parents.