ISAAC T. LIGHT                           GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

The Chanute Daily Tribune, Friday, Feb. 8, 1918, Pg. 1

Died:  Feb. 7, 1918








He Had Been a Member of Methodist

Church Sixty-three Years---

Grand Army and Odd Fellows

Will Have Charge.


   The funeral services of  I. T. Light, who died at his home, 301 South Lafayette avenue, at 1:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon of pneumonia, will be held in the First Methodist church at 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon.  Mr. Light had been a member of the Methodist church sixty-three years.

  The Odd Fellows and the Grand Army of the Republic will have charge.  Mr. Light had probably been an Odd Fellow longer than any man in the city, joining more than sixty years ago.

  Dr. B. F. Gaither of the First Methodist church, will officiate at the funeral, assisted by Rev. Charles A. Wilson, the Presbyterian minister.

  Mr. Light was 81 years old.  He was born in New Richmond, O., November 2, 1836, and lived in Ohio until 15 years old, when he moved to Indiana.  He joined the Methodist church when he was 18 years old.

  When the Civil war began he enlisted in Company C. of the Thirty-Eighth Indiana, serving until he was mustered out three years later in Atlanta, Ga.  He took part in a large number of important battles, and was wounded and taken prisoner at Chickamauga.  He received a certificate of membership to the Methodist church from the chaplain of his regiment when he was discharged.

  On November 22, 1864, he married Alice Archer of Scott county, Indiana.  They lived in Jeffersonville, Ind., three years, moving to Kansas in 1870, locating on a farm in this county.  They remained there until 1889,when they moved to Chanute, where they have since resided. 

  Mr. and Mrs. Light were the parents of four children, all of whom are living.  They are Harry L. Light of Kansas City, Mrs. S. P. Deer of El Paso, Tex., and Mrs. J. P. Shepard and Mrs. H. M. Squier, both of Chanute.

  Besides his wife and children Mr. Light is survived by five brothers, Dr. J. H. Light of this city, W. I. Light of Erie, C. M. Light of  Tampa, Fla., D. W. Light of Los Angeles, Calif., and G. B. Light of Willow Springs, Mo.