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1910 Arthur Lightbown, Grocer RPPC Photo, England to Fall River, Mass


On front: "My mother's house. we live about 3 minutes walk from that. My husband David has looked for a letter from you a long while, hope you will not wait as long as he did before you wrote. With love, Mrs. David Webster"

On reverse, addressed to: "Mrs. Davie Reid, Freuchie. Post Office, Freuchie, Fifeshire, Scotland" handwritten in old fountain pen ink. Note: Freuchie is a village in Fife, Scotland.

Photo type: RPPC Real Photo Postcard Photograph. Photographer: Unmarked, Unknown. This real postcard has a red 2 cent George Washington Stamp partially covering a Velox stampbox, it is not postmarked, believed to have never been sent. The stampbox dates the postcard from 1909-1914, as it has triangles on the corners, 4 pointed up.

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Arthur Lightbown (1878-1948)
Father's Name: James Lightbown
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Name: Susannah Haythornewaite
Mother's Birthplace: possibly Blackburn, England
Spouse: Margaret A Nuttall Lightbown (1881-1949)
Her father: Richard Nuttall (1852-1928)
Her mother: Martha A Hartley Nuttall (1852-1912).
Her sibling: John Nuttall (1872-1955)
Both buried at: Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, Bristol County Massachusetts

Arthur Lightfown in the 1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Arthur Lightbown (listed inaccurately as Lightfown)
Age in 1910: 32
Birth Year: abt 1878 [abt 1858]
Birthplace: England
Home in 1910: Fall River Ward 1, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Street: Stafford Road
Immigration Year: 1896
Spouse's Name: Margaret A Lightfown
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Occupation: Retail Grocer, Proprietor
Employer, Employee or Other: Employer
Naturalization Status: Naturalized
Years Married: 9
Household Members: Name Age
Arthur Lightbown 32
Margaret A Lightbown (listed inaccurately as Lightfown)
Arthur R Lightbown Jr. 8 (listed inaccurately as Lightfown)

Arthur Lightbown in the 1930 United States Federal Census
Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: England
Marital Status: Married
Home in 1930: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Street address: Mayand St
Ward of City: 7 Dist. 5. Pt of Block: 128 130 Tract 8, Dwelling Number: 244
Age at First Marriage: 21
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Immigration Year: 1896
Naturalization: Naturalized
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Butcher, Chain Store Market
Household Members: Name Age
Arthur Lightbown 51
Gertrude M Lightbown 48 [corrected to Margaret A Lightbown]

Arthur Lightbown United States Census, 1920
Name Arthur Lightbown
Event Place Newport Ward 1, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Age 41
Birth Year (Estimated) 1879, England
Immigration Year 1895
Father's Birthplace England
Mother's Birthplace England
Arthur Lightbown Head M 41 England
Margaret A Lightbown Wife F 38 England
Arthur R Lightbown Jr. Son M 18 Massachusetts

Arthur Lightbown Rhode Island Deaths & Burials
Burial Date: 03 Jul 1948
Burial Place: Fall River, Massachusetts
Death Date: 30 Jun 1948
Death Place: Graniteville, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 70
Birth Date: 15 May 1878
Birthplace: Blackburn, England
Occupation: Assistant Supt
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Margaret Ann Nuttall Lightbown (Margaret died in 1949)

We also found the Fall River Webster family who addressed this card in the census: David Webster in the 1920 United States Federal Census
Age: 51
Birth Year: abt 1869
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1920: Fall River Ward 1, Bristol, Massachusetts
Street: 967 Middle
Immigration Year: 1886
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Emma Webster
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Occupation: Salesman, Fish Market
Naturalization Status: Naturalized
Household Members: Name Age
David Webster 51
Emma Webster 48

This is a beautiful early one-of-a-kind circa 1910 real photo postcard (RPPC) scene of Arthur Lightbown's Meat & Grocery Store in Fall River, Massachusetts, Bristol County. It shows his sign clearly, overhead gas lighting, an approaching trolley car, post office sign, laundry sign, horse and buggy, people on street in turn of the 19th century clothing, and telephone poles.

It is addressed to David Reid in Scotland, to show him the house across the street from the Lightbown Butcher, grocery shop, designating it as where the Fall River David Webster family lived in the US. Found in Redding, California, it was stamped, but unsent. A beautiful historical piece of both the Lightbown and Webster family, and rich in Fall River history.

Size: 3.5 x 5.5 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy    Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)

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