Elizabeth Davis was the daughter of John Davies II and Jennifer “Jane” Blewett. She was born in Cornwall, England on December 6, 1834, the fourth of five children. Her siblings … Continue reading Death Notice: Elizabeth (Davis) Wear
Over the weekend, I found another article regarding the car accident that killed my great-grandmother’s sister, Hazel Bausman. The article was published in the Rockford Republic, Thursday, November 21, 1929, … Continue reading Hazel Bausman Killed in Car Accident
I was sleuthing through Google Newspaper Archives, news.google.com/newspapers/ when I found this article published in the Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA) regarding a surprise party for my great-grandfather’s sister Marie Strelesky. … Continue reading Marie Strelesky Surprise Party
Henry Hicks was the son of Henry Hicks and Hester Jane Ingram, my ggg-grandparents. He was the brother of my gg-grandmother, Margaret Jane (Hicks) Davis. He was born in Guilford … Continue reading Obituary: Henry Hicks
Mabel (Bohnsack) Hammer was the sister of my gg-grandfather, Leo Bohnsack. She was born in July of 1894 in Illinois to Carl Herman Bohnsack and Carolina Sophia Wulff. She was … Continue reading Mabel (Bohnsack) Hammer Dies from Injuries Sustained in Car Accident
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.
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.
Marian Bohnsack and Stanley Davis, my grandparents, married in Apple River, Illinois, on August 1, 1941. I found the marriage announcement in genealogical files at Grandma Davis’ house. The citation … Continue reading Wedding Announcement: Marian Bohnsack and Stanley Davis