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Cemeteries

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There are Lightcaps buried in all three of these cemeteries.  In addition to Lightcaps, family names at Mount Calvary include Strelesky, Sanders, Uhlrich, and Heitz.  Linwood Cemetery has Uhlrich, Hatzenbuhler, Hornung, and Woodward.

All the people buried in these cemeteries are relatives on my dad’s side of the family.

Obituary: Paul George Lightcap

Paul was the brother of my grandfather, Albert “Wally” Lightcap. Even though Paul died in 1999, I never met him or any of his family.  Paul’s obituary was published in the Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa) on June 20, 1999.  I don’t have a newspaper clipping, but I have the text.

Transcript of the obituary:

Paul G. Lightcap, 93, of 2611 Windsor Ave., died at 4:55 p.m., Friday, June 18, 1999, at ManorCare Health Services.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Dubuque Bible Church, 3500 Pennsylvania Ave., with burial in Linwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Locust Street Funeral Home, 1145 Locust St., and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

He owned and operated Lightcap Sewing Center for more than 60 years. He was born on April 20, 1906, in Wisconsin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lightcap. He married Louella Miller in 1925; she died in 1994. He was a member of Dubuque Bible Church since the 1940s. He loved working on sewing machines.

Surviving are a son, Harold (Betty) Lightcap, of Dubuque; and six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Wallace Lightcap.

A Paul G. Lightcap Memorial Fund has been established.

Obituary: Clara (Davis) Smith

Clara (Davis) Smith was the daughter of Jacob and Jane (Moyle) Davis.  Her father was a brother to my gg-grandfather, John B. Davis. Clara’s the sister of William Davis. I received this obituary from my mom; there is no citation.  Clara died December 10, 1951, and is buried at Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa.  I visited Linwood Cemetery in 2011, but was unable to locate her headstone.

Obituary: Clara (Davis) Smith

Transcription of obituary:
MRS. CLARA SMITH
Mrs. Clara Smith, 92, widow of W. H. Smith, died at 4 a.m. Monday at Mercy hospital. She had been ill for one week.

Friends may call after noon Tuesday at the Egelhof funeral home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the funeral home. The Rev. G. Dempster Yinger, of St. Luke’s Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Linwood cemetery.

She was born on Nov. 16, 1859, at Council Hills Station near Galena, Ill., a daughter of the late Jacob and Jane Davis. She came to Dubuque 50 years ago and lived at 767 Roberts street until she moved to the Bethany home six years ago. She was a member of St. Luke’s Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Earl C. Smith, of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; a daughter, Mrs. R. C. (Verna) McKinney, of Cleghorn, Ia.; a brother, Jacob Davis, of Custer, S. D., a niece, Miss Lucille Smith, of Dubuque; and two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She was preceded by her husband in 1937.