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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.

Cemeteries

I’ve added cemetery pages for

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.

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.