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Posted by: tracey murray (ID *****6961) Date: April 06, 2002 at 08:03:27
In Reply to: Re: PA.-DAVID&EDITH-SARAH,RANDOLPH,MARY,CHARLES by William Lightner of 511


Mrs. Edith Harper Lightner passed away recently at her home at 114 Hickory Street, Hollidaysburg, Pa., after an illness of several months.

She was the youngest daughter of Robert and Agnes (Peterson) Harper of near Shade Gap and was born October 5, 1889. She is survived by her husband, David Lightner and the following children: Sarah Harriet (Mrs. Roberts of Ebensburg), Randolph, Mary and Charles, the latter two at home. Two grandchildren also survive with one sister, Mrs. A. H. Kling, of Pittsburgh, and one brother, James R. Harper, of near Shade Gap.

Mrs. Lightner was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Hollidaysburg and was active in home and foreign missionary societies. She was a member of the W.C.T.U., the G.A.R., and the Maltes. After funeral services at the home, burial was made in the Presbyterian cemetary at Hollidaysburg.

-this is another article about the wedding of Mrs. Lightners sister Mary G. Harper.


A quiet wedding occured in the Leister House parlor, Huntingdon, on Friday August 16, at 12 o'clock noon. The contracting parties were Adolphus H. Kling of Pittsburgh, and Mary G. Harper of Shade Gap. Rev. W. G. Finney, pastor of the bride, officiating. The ceremony was witnessed by Mrs. David Lightner and little daughter Sara, sister and neice of the bride, also by two of her cousins, Louisa Wilson of Neelyton, and Mary Peterson of Franklinville. AFter the ceremony the party were taken to the dining room where all did ample justice to the substantial viands placed before them.

The groom is an industrious young man of sterling character and is employed by the Western Electric Telegraph Co. of Pittsburgh. The bride is a niece of Miss Sara E. Harper of Shade Gap, and is a charming and estimable young lady. The young couple have a host of friends who wish them much happiness in life's journey. They will reside in Pittsburgh where thet will be at home to their friends at 1906 Lithgow Ave., North Side, Pittsburgh, after September 2nd.

I hope you all enjoy, and let me know how you liked the articles. As for where I got the information; I have an old book that belonged to my grandmother Marion Nelson Murray who was born and raised in Shade Gap, and she or her family glued alot of newspaper clippings about their friends and neighbors into it.


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