Margaret Mary Lyght

28 December 1908–23 October 1996 (Age 87)
Bigpatch, Grant, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Margaret Mary

When Margaret Mary Lyght was born on 28 December 1908, in Bigpatch, Grant, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Robert Albert Lyght, was 32 and her mother, Josephine A. Funk, was 29. She married Frank Irven Davies on 21 February 1950, in Grant, Wisconsin, United States. She lived in Iowa, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Lima, Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1940. She died on 23 October 1996, in Prairie du Chien, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin, United States.

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Frank Irven Davies
Margaret Mary Lyght
Marriage: 21 February 1950

Spouse and Children

21 February 1950
Grant, Wisconsin, United States

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1919 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed

Age 11

The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Margaret Williams in household of Virgil Williams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Margaret Lyght in household of Robert A Lyght, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Margaret Lyght in household of Robert Lyght, "United States Census, 1920"

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