Notes for Melissa Jane NEWTON


The Weekly Herald, 1844 - THE OLDEST BUSINESS IN MORGAN COUNTY - 1921,
McConnelsville, Ohio, Thursday, September 1, 1921;
front page
Melissa Lightner, aged 67 last Feb. died at 2:30 Sunday morning at her home in
Stockport. Mrs. Lightner had undergone an operation for cancer a year ago and
while at times she seemed brighter and better, there was never any hope for
permanent recovery. She was an estimable woman and was highly regarded by the
people of the Stockport neighborhood.
Mrs. Lightner was the widow of James A. Lightner, who died in 1908 and the
daughter of the late Walter Newton, Sr. The Newtons are one of the oldest and
most highly respected families in the county, their ancestors coming here soon
after the comencement of the settlement of the Northwest Territory at
Marietta. Mrs. Lightner leaves the following brothers and sisters: John
Newton, Todds; Jasper Newton, Stockport; D. G. Newton, of Pennsville; W. M.
Newton, of Chesterhill; Barzilla Newton, of Port Huron, Mich.; Mrs. W. T.
White, of Stockport; Mrs. Cutler Mosier, of near Chesterhill, and Mrs. Alice
Brannon, of near Frazier; also 4 daughters, Mrs. Harry Henery, of near
Stockport; Mrs. DeVan Bachelor [Brittigan] of Parkersburg, and Mrs. Guy
Lovell, of Akron. Three grandchildren also survive. Practically all of Mrs.
Lightner's lifetime was spent in and around the Stockport neighborhood.
Funeral services were held at her late home Tuesday afternoon in charge of
Rev. Meade, at 2 o'clock, with burial in the Stockport cemetery.

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