Brinkley Family History

Joseph Harrison “Joe” LightAge: 53 years18851938

Name
Joseph Harrison “Joe” Light
Given names
Joseph Harrison
Surname
Light
Nickname
Joe
Birth January 22, 1885 28 34
Note: The WWI draft registration card lists Joseph Light's birthday as January 22, 1881.
Birth of a son
#1
Wilford Light

Birth of a son
#2
Alfred Everett Light

Birth of a sisterMary J. Light
December 1887 (Age 2 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Harrison Light
before March 2, 1896 (Age 11 years)

Death of a maternal grandfatherDillard Greene
1897 (Age 11 years)
Census June 28, 1900 (Age 15 years)
Civil marriageMartha Ellen “Ellen” JohnsonView this family
August 19, 1907 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#3
Dillard Harrison Light
about 1908 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a son
#4
William Samuel Light
about 1909 (Age 23 years)

Census April 22, 1910 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Flossie Jane Light
July 12, 1912 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#6
George Lee Light
March 20, 1915 (Age 30 years)
Death of a sonGeorge Lee Light
September 17, 1916 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#7
Evan Light
about November 1917 (Age 32 years)

Event
WWI Draft Registration
September 12, 1918 (Age 33 years)
Census January 10, 1920 (Age 34 years)
Occupation
Tie hacker for the Rock Island Railroad
January 10, 1920 (Age 34 years)

Birth of a daughter
#8
Dorothy Fern “Fern” Light
April 28, 1923 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Light
October 27, 1925 (Age 40 years)

Death of a brotherDillard A. Light
February 24, 1927 (Age 42 years)
Cause: Myocarditis following flu infection
Census April 14, 1930 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a childWillard Noah BellFlossie Jane LightView this family
Type: Civil marriage
May 29, 1937 (Age 52 years)
Description
Tall, Slender, Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes
yes

Death August 1938 (Age 53 years)
Burial August 1938 (on the date of death)

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
elder brother
Dillard A. Light
Birth: January 13, 1881 24 30Paydown, Maries, Missouri, USA
Death: February 24, 1927Jefferson, Maries, Missouri, USA
4 years
himself
3 years
younger sister
sibling
Unknown Light
Family with Martha Ellen “Ellen” Johnson - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: August 19, 1907Freeburg, Osage, Missouri, USA
16 months
son
2 years
son
4 years
daughter
3 years
son
George Lee Light
Birth: March 20, 1915 30 26Osage, Missouri, USA
Death: September 17, 1916Maries, Missouri, USA
3 years
son
6 years
daughter
son
son
daughter

Birth

The WWI draft registration card lists Joseph Light's birthday as January 22, 1881.

Shared note

I have found all of the Census records for Joe Light. Laura Mae Belle (Behrens) told me he served some time in prison or jail possibly for running liquor during prohibition. She also advised he was a railroad tie hacker for some time. I still need to scan photos in, but I do have photos of Joe from his funeral.