Elmer/Elmer E. Bright and his wife, Malissa Hunt are my husband’s great grandparents on his paternal side. They are two of the first people I researched when I began this ancestor hunt nearly 15 years ago. They were the parents of 3 children, one was a twin who died at birth, another was a little girl who lived to 10 months and the third was the other twin, Daisy Bright, who thankfully grew to adulthood and became my husband’s grandmother. I’ve written Daisy’s story and you can read it here Surname Saturday – Who Was Daisy Bright?
Elmer E. Bright did at age 29 of Consumption (Tuberculosis). Malissa, his wife, died a little over 3 years later of “possible heart failure.” These events and the death of those two siblings left Daisy an orphan at the age of 9.
Here are the transcriptions of the obituaries:
DIED – BRIGHT – On Wednesday, April 24 at 6:40 a.m., Elmer E. Bright, aged 29 years and 5 months.
Funeral from his late residence, Breckenridge Ave., Tarentum, Pa., TO-DAY at 2 p.m. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.
DIED – BRIGHT – On Tuesday, February 16, 1892, at 8:30 p.m., Mrs. Melissa, relic of the late Elmer Bright, aged 30 years, suddenly of heart disease.
Funeral from her late residence, Brackenridge Avenue, Tarentum, Friday, February 19, at 10 a.m.
It doesn’t say much in the obituaries, but Elmer was survived by his parents and several siblings. Malissa was survived by 3 siblings.
I plan to visit their graves and many other locations around Allegheny County, PA this fall.
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