Mabel Edna Light

20 April 1886–19 July 1921 (Age 35)
Calistoga, Napa, California, United States

The Life of Mabel Edna

When Mabel Edna Light was born on 20 April 1886, in Calistoga, Napa, California, United States, her father, Ephrahim Light, was 33 and her mother, Alice Celesney Carroway, was 27. She lived in Calistoga Judicial Township, Napa, California, United States in 1910. She died on 19 July 1921, at the age of 35, and was buried in St. Helena, Napa, California, United States.

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Ephrahim Light
Alice Celesney Carroway
Edward Ephriam Light
Mabel Edna Light
Luther Eugene Light
William Theodore Light

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 5

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 10

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a happy, cheerful person, from Middle English lyght, Old English lēoht ‘light’ (not dark), ‘bright’, ‘cheerful’. 2. nickname for someone who was busy and active, from Middle English lyght, Old English līoht ‘light’ (not heavy), ‘nimble’, ‘quick’. The two words lēoht and līoht were originally distinct, but they were confused in English from an early period. 3. nickname for a small person, from Middle English lite, Old English lȳt ‘little’, influenced by lyght as in 1 and 2.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mabel E Light in household of Ephraim Light, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mabel Edna Light in household of Ephraim Light, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mable E Light in household of Ephram Light, "United States Census, 1900"

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