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Posted by: Cathy Farrell (ID *****9307) Date: April 09, 2014 at 11:54:17
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Biographical Review Volume XXIV
Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Pittsburgh and the Vicinity Pa
Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Company 1897

Pg. 29
REV. ALBERT D. LIGHT, the pastor of Millvale Borough Presbyterian Church, was born at Lebanon, this State, November 1, 1856, his parents being ASA and CATHERINE (SNYDER) LIGHT, both natives of Lebanon. On both sides of the family MR. LIGHT is descended from early settlers of German origin, who came to Pennsylvania about the time of the Revolution. His paternal grandfather, DAVID LIGHT, born in Lebanon County, after the occupation of farmer for some time, lived in retirement. DAVID had a family of six sons. The maternal grandfather was JONAS SYNDER, also born in Lebanon County. Both grandfathers died at about the age of 72, and both their wives are still living. ASA LIGHT, who was a coach-maker of Lebanon, served in the Union artillery during the late war, and died in 1864 in the hospital at Baltimore from an injury by a kick by a horse. He was a member of the Evangelical Association, as is also his wife, who is still living. She married for her second husband JOHN GILBERT, and bore him two sons: HARRY and GRANT GILBERT. The children are her first marriage were: the REV. ALBERT D.,K AARON, and AMELIA LIGHT.

The REV. MR. LIGHT spent his boyhood in Lebanon, and there prepared for college in the high school. He then attended Lafayette College at Easton, Pa., graduating in 1880. Later he took a course of study in Drew Theological Seminary at Madison, N. J., from which he graduated in 1882. He then taught school for three years, being principal of the Betts Military Academy at Stamford, Conn., for a year, and of Sewickley Academy for two years. On June 10, 1885, he was ordained and installed pastor of the Millvale Presbyterian Church, which had at time a membership of only 184 persons later increasing to 390. MR. LIGHT belongs to the Presbytery of Allegheny, of which he was the moderator from 1894 to 1895. He is unmarried. A natural talent for music possessed by him has been developed by a fine musical training. His voice teacher was Mr. Clement Tetedoux, who is well known in Pittsburgh as having trained many of the finest vocalists of the city. The REV. MR. LIGHT'S voice is a tenor. He has taught vocal music since he was 17 years of age, a period of 23 years, thereby supporting himself at college during his literary and theological courses. His home is at 47 Lincoln Avenue, Millvale.

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