Alice S. Light

3 September 1872–
Dupont, Putnam, Ohio, United States

The Life of Alice S.

When Alice S. Light was born on 3 September 1872, in Dupont, Putnam, Ohio, United States, her father, George W. Light, was 27 and her mother, Eliza Jane McComb, was 24. She married Albert Mortimer Morton on 13 June 1898, in Kay, Oklahoma, United States. She lived in Turlock, Stanislaus, California, United States in 1910 and Fresno, California, United States in 1930.

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Albert Mortimer Morton
Alice S. Light
Marriage: 13 June 1898

Spouse and Children

    Albert Mortimer Morton



13 June 1898
Kay, Oklahoma, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George W. Light


    Eliza Jane McComb




    George W. Light



    Laura D. Light


    Clara E. Light


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 19

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.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 31

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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)

  • Alice S Morton in household of A M Morton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alice S Morton in household of Albert M Morton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Allice S Light in household of George W Light, "United States Census, 1880"

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