Charles Walter Light

22 January 1878–18 November 1953 (Age 75)
Frederick, Virginia, United States

The Life of Charles Walter

When Charles Walter Light was born on 22 January 1878, in Frederick, Virginia, United States, his father, John Winson Light, was 21 and his mother, Margaret Virginia Loy, was 22. He married Mamie Pearl Clark on 16 July 1907, in Frederick, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Gainesboro, Frederick, Virginia, United States for about 20 years and Gainesboro Magisterial District, Frederick, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 18 November 1953, in Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Gainesboro, Frederick, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Walter Light
Mamie Pearl Clark
Marriage: 16 July 1907
Reecy Virginia Light
John Andy Light
Lena D L Light

Spouse and Children

16 July 1907
Frederick, Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Winson Light


    Margaret Virginia Loy




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 16

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

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.

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)

  • C Walter Light, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles W Light, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles W Light, "United States Census, 1910"

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