Marvin Wallace Lightcap

23 September 1897–17 February 1953 (Age 55)
North Judson, Wayne Township, Starke, Indiana, United States

The Life of Marvin Wallace

When Marvin Wallace Lightcap was born on 23 September 1897, in North Judson, Wayne Township, Starke, Indiana, United States, his father, James Bailey Lightcap, was 24 and his mother, Bertha Mae Sales, was 19. He married Beatrice Cecilia Delor on 6 September 1920, in Hammond, North Township, Lake, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Calumet City, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Hammond, North Township, Lake, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 17 February 1953, at the age of 55, and was buried in Hammond, North Township, Lake, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marvin Wallace Lightcap
1897–1953
Beatrice Cecilia Delor
1901–1986
Marriage: 6 September 1920
Robert Wallace Lightcap
1922–1984
Alyce Mae Lightcap
1924–1982

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 September 1920
Hammond, North Township, Lake, Indiana, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    James Bailey Lightcap

    Male1873–1932Male

    Bertha Mae Sales

    Female1878–1933Female

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Age 3

Historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is a canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River. It reverses the direction of the Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan rather than into it. It is one of two canals that helps navigation to ships traveling between the Great Lakes Waterway and the Mississippi River system.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 15

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Leitgeb ‘tavern owner’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marvin Lightcap in household of Bail Lightcap, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Marine Lightcap, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marvin Lightcap in household of James B Lightcap, "United States Census, 1920"

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