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John Lewis Bright

John Lewis Bright[1]

Male 1848 - 1943  (94 years)

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  • Name John Lewis Bright 
    Born 14 June 1848  Sweet Springs, Saline Co., Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 January 1943  Sheldon, Vernon Co., Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried after 20 January 1943  Virgil Cemetery, Montevallo, Vernon Co., Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I34147  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 23 March 2009 

    Family/Spouse Alma Alavinia (Lavinia) Kinikin,   b. 31 August 1846, Licking Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 April 1932, Vernon Co., Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 26 March 1871  Sweet Springs, Saline Co., Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • [Moffatt.FTW]

      From Ancestry.com:
      BRIGHT, JOHN L.
      Spouse: KIMKIN, ALMA Marriage Date: 26 Mar 1871
      County: Saline State: MO

      Marriage Records of Saline County, Missouri 1866-1874 Book "C"

      Name: John L. Bright
      Spouse: Alma Kimkin
      Marriage Date: 26 Mar 1871
      Marriage Place: at the house of the bride's father
      Performed By: Joseph B. Bright
      Title: M. G.
      Comment: Page 251; Rec. 8 april 1871
    Children 
    +1. Nora Pearl Bright,   b. 28 January 1881, Bates Co., Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 June 1942, Sheldon, Vernon Co., Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 21 September 2005 
    Family ID F16970  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [Moffatt.FTW]

      Birth & death info from Lelah Faye Davis Moffatt
      Listed in will of John George Bright

      1850 Census, Saline County, Missouri. Roll M432-419, page 57B.

      1900 Census, Enumeration District 134, Montevallo Township, Vernon County, Missouri, roll T623_906, page 262, enumerated 2 June 1900.

      1910 Census, Enumeration District 153, Montevallo Township, Vernon County, Missouri, roll T624_827, page 53, enumerated 15-16 April, 1910.

      Obituary sent by Donna Sherron (granddaugher) to Judy Reed in 2001. Posted to RootsWeb.

      JOHN LEWIS BRIGHT was born June 14, 1848, at Sweet Springs, Mo. He was united in marriage to Miss Lavina A. Kinikin, March 26, 1871 at Sweet Springs, Mo. Saline County, by Rev. Wright.
      They continued to live in Sweet Springs for nine years where three of their children were born. After living in different parts of Bates County for several years, they moved to near Montevello where they lived for 45 years. His wife passed away April 4, 1932. He continued to live on the home place, near Montevallo until his health began to fail, and then he made his home with his children until his death. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Mrs. Nora Moffatt, June 21, 1942, who was a twin to Ora Bright who survives. He leaves to mourn his passing, four sons, Luther of Sheldon, Elmer of Kansas City, Mo., Otto of Bronaugh, and Ora of Montevallo, Mo. Also 31 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, and 3 great greatgrandchildren of whom all are living. Four brothers and five sisters of which only one is living, Mrs. Pheby Wheeler of Rich Hill.
      He passed peacefully away at 8:30 am., Jan. 20, 1943, at the home of his son, Luther of Sheldon at the age of 94 years, 7 months and 6 days.
      Mr. Bright was blessed with good health the greater part of his long life until the last few years being able to get around and take care of his invalided companion, Mrs. Bright, who was blind, until her death.
      Funeral services were held at Montevallo Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m., Jan. 22nd, 1943, conducted by George Beeny, attended by a large crowd of relatives, friends and neighbors. The sonds, Seeking the Lost and I'm Going Home were sung by Mrs. Berle Anderson, Mrs. John Owens, Claude Drumond and Mr. Kofendoffer with Mrs. Earl May at the piano.
      The casket barers were: Earl Bright, Howard Bright, Merle Sherbin, Charley Bishop, Lyle Bright and Earnest Bright. The flower girls were grand daughters of the deceased. Burial was held in the Virgel Cemetery by the side of his companion of his youth with G.B. Beeny and Sons Funeral Home in charge.

  • Sources 
    1. [S832] GEDCOM file DavisMoffat.ged, submitted by Davis Moffatt Clan Moffat Society Member Number 1606.

    2. [S837] Moffatt.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 13, 2003.



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