Ines Ellen Light

24 April 1891–17 February 1920 (Age 28)
Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States

The Life of Ines Ellen

When Ines Ellen Light was born on 24 April 1891, in Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States, her father, William Franklin Light, was 30 and her mother, Laura Ellen Lewis, was 21. She married August Ochs on 24 January 1918, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Red Deer, Red Deer County, Alberta, Canada in 1911 and Egypt, Lincoln, Washington, United States in 1920. She died on 17 February 1920, in Davenport, Lincoln, Washington, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, Lincoln, Washington, United States.

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August Ochs
Ines Ellen Light
Marriage: 24 January 1918
Laura K Ochs

Spouse and Children

24 January 1918
Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States


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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 6

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 9

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Iones E Ochs in household of August H Ochs, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Inez Light in household of William F Light, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ines Light, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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