Aged Pioneer Called By Death Summons

Charles and Rachel Bright

Aged Pioneer Called By Death Summons

     Charles Bright, grandfather of Mrs. Roy Wilson of Auburn, passed away at his home near Stella July 31, at the age of 90 years, 3 months and 9 days.

Mr. Bright was the son of Caleb and Kiziah Bright and was born at Fremont, Illinois, April 22, 1841.  He was united in marriage to Rachel Elizabeth McDermed January 22, 1862.  To this union nine children were born, five daughters and four sons Mrs. T. R. Lytle of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Miss Mary Bright of Stella; Mrs. William Steadman of Shubert; Mrs. C .D. Evans of Falls City; Mrs. J. G. Evans of Shubert; Norman Bright of Stella; Charles Bright Jr. of Shubert; Arthur Bright and Clarence Bright of Stella; all of whom, with his wife, survive him.  There are 29 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren.

Mr. Bright, with his wife and their four older children, came to Nebraska in May 1869, founding the present home in which they have resided for sixty years.  In the death of Mr. Bright, the community loses one of its old….

Death of Pioneer

     Charles Bright Sr., who was 90 years old, died at his home one mile east of Shubert last Friday night.  Mr. Bright came to Richardson County 60 years ago and had lived constantly on the farm where he died.  Mr. Bright is survived by his widow, who is 90 years old and five daughters, Mrs. Laura Lytle, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Miss Mary Bright, at home, Mrs. Will Steadman, Shubert, Mrs. C. D. Evans, Falls City, and Mrs. John Evans, Shubert, and four sons, Norman F. Bright, Stella, Charles Bright Jr., Verdon, Arthur Bright who lives near the home place and Clarence Bright, Stella.


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