John Horace Gilbert Lightner

9 February 1847–29 November 1923 (Age 76)
Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John Horace Gilbert

When John Horace Gilbert Lightner was born on 9 February 1847, in Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States, his father, Adam Lightner Jr., was 36 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Rollins, was 28. He married Louisa Abigail Burke on 23 February 1870, in Mojave, Kern, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Marion, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Marine on Saint Croix, Washington, Minnesota, United States in 1860. He died on 29 November 1923, in Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Horace Gilbert Lightner
Louisa Abigail Burke
Marriage: 23 February 1870
Ada Caroline Lightner
Maude Lightner
Raymond Horace Lightner
Arthur Lightner
Don Allen Lightner
Mary Abigail Lightner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 February 1870Mojave, Kern, California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 13
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 20
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Leitner or Lichtner .

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

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    Sources (41)

    • John M Lightner in entry for Horace Raymond Lightner, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John Lightner in household of Adam Lightner, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Lightner in entry for Arthur Lightner, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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