Rev. Oliver Perry Light

Male 1828 - 1904  (75 years)


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  • Name Oliver Perry Light 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 7 Apr 1828  New Richmond, Clermont County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Education Methodist Seminary at Georgetown, Ill.  [10
    Occupation Preacher  [11, 12, 13, 14
    • After 5 years of seminary, he was licensed to preachon Sept. 11, 1852.
      He was a chaplain in the 7th Minnesota Volunteers during the Civil War.
      His preaching assignments were as follows: 1853-55, Illinois; 1856-61,Minnesota; 1862-64 Army; 1864-83 Iowa; 1884-85 Wymore, Nebraska; 1886-88 Kansas; 1889 Oklahoma.
      Held classes in Reno City, Darlington, and Union City
    Stories and Notes Evidence of Parents  [15
    Died 28 Mar 1904  Wymore, Gage County, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17
    • He was in a very feeble state and fell unconscious for several days before dying in his sleep.
    Buried Wymore Cemetery, Wymore, Gage, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I162  Enchanted Family Tree
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2012 

    Family Nancy Jane Prather,   b. 12 Sep 1833, , Clark, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1895, Wymore, Gage County, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 6 Sep 1853  Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • Oliver Perry light and Nancy Jane Prather were married in the home of her Aunt Fannie and Zephaniah Porter.
    Children 
     1. Mary Catherine Light,   b. 2 Jul 1854,   d. 7 Aug 1855  (Age 1 years)
     2. Minnie Light,   b. 1 Mar 1858,   d. 7 Mar 1858  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Laurie Mathilda Light,   b. 9 Mar 1859,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. William Russell Light,   b. 3 Apr 1861, , Olmsted, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1934, Canadian, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. David Franklin Light,   b. 23 Jun 1863, Saint Louis, St. Louis (city), Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1863, Saint Louis, St. Louis (city), Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +6. Harriet Caroline Light,   b. 21 Apr 1866,   d. 22 Feb 1927  (Age 60 years)
    +7. Frances Dickenson Light,   b. 17 May 1873,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +8. Olive Jennie Light,   b. 17 Mar 1877,   d. 11 Feb 1899  (Age 21 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F71  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Apr 1828 - New Richmond, Clermont County, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Sep 1853 - Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1904 - Wymore, Gage County, Nebraska, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wymore Cemetery, Wymore, Gage, Nebraska, United States Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Headstones
    Wymore Cemtery
    Wymore Cemtery

  • Sources 
    1. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records.
      His own written notes His pension information.

    2. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, Edgar County, Ill., page 170B1857 state census of Minnesota - page 26, Anoka Co. (Reliability: 3), 1850.

    3. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, census - Louisa County, Iowa (Reliability: 3), 1870.

    4. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, census - Henry County, Iowa, page 327 (Reliability: 1), 1880.

    5. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, census - State census of Nebraska. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, Smith's Directory of Oklahoma settlers who made the Run (Reliability: 3), 1889.

    7. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, census of Oklahoma Territory - NW 1/4 S21 - T12N - R7W(page 827) (Reliability: 3), 1890.

    8. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, veterans census - El Reno, Okla. Terr. - total deafness in right ear. (Reliability: 3), 1890.

    9. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, census - Wymore, Gage Co., Nebraska, page 24 (Reliability: 3), 1900.
      (in home of son-in-law,John J. Vance.)

    10. [S8] - Misc Source Notes, Enrollment for 1852 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S8] - Misc Source Notes.
      A Journal of Sibley's Indian Expedition of 1863 listed as chaplin.

    12. [S8] - Misc Source Notes, The Oklahoma Methodist Contact newspaper (Reliability: 3), 26 Feb 1982.
      A picture and a story of his life.

    13. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, History of Gage Co., Neb. 1918 (Reliability: 3).
      listed as one of the first ministers.

    14. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, Historical Review of the First Methodist Church of El Reno 1889-1934 (Reliability: 3).
      Rev. O. P. Light as the organizer and first preacher serving until 1892.

    15. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records.
      His own written statement County Histories and Methodist Church.

    16. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records.
      Final payment on pension

    17. [S236] - Newspaper Obituarys.

    18. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, Shelby County, Ill. Misc. record book #1, page 28 (Reliability: 3).



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