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Re: Lights in Indiana
Posted by: Esther Kitts (ID *****4654) Date: March 02, 2008 at 09:21:21
In Reply to: Lights in Indiana by Barbara Lanphear Kaufman of 2090

Hi Beth, I just now March 2, 2008 saw your message and made the connection. You were at my house in Savannah with our cousin Mickey some years ago. Your mom is Elnora? I did find out from Benjamin Light of Washington state that My Great Grandfather Edwin L.(Sr) was a marshall in Ashland and took up with the mayors wife and was run out of town. I haven't been able to find out about that. Probably have to check with the local historical society to find out who the marshals were at that time. Benjamin in Washington is great great nephew of Clement O. Light of Huron County. In 1920 my grandfather Edwin E.(Jr) lived with his entire family in Greenwich Township in Huron County. My dad Roscoe was 17 at that time. According to 1920 census, he owned a farm and the entire family was together. The youngest Laura was 7 at that time. Supposedly Edwin disappeared around that time when he went to pick up his paycheck from the railroad. I personally believe that he was involved in foul play because the family never spoke of him except to say that grandmother Ella did know where he was and corresponded with him. Could that mean he was in jail or prison. Also, Laura had a small doll baby dresser that was made entirely of cigar boxes and burnt match sticks (this type of thing was quite popular as being made by inmates) And my dad Roscoe had a Mayflower Ship that later went to my brother. All Laura or dad ever said was that these were made by someone in prison. (Guess I like the detective work.) According to The History of Genealogy of Early Pioneer Families of Lebanon County, PA page 431,Authored by Rev. J.G. Francis nand Edited by Betty M. Light Behr, Edwin Sr was married to Amanda Etter and left his family in Ohio and went to Witchita KS, changed his name, remarried, had 5 children and divulged his real name on his deathbed. Sounds like a soap opera!! Anyway Beth, please contact me. Esther

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