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BRIGHT, Albert E. (1853-1930)


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Date: 9/2/2020 at 12:47:40

Albert Ernest Bright
(May 22, 1853 – January 24, 1930)

Ida Grove Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, Iowa, Thurs., Jan 30, 1930, p.1
A. E. Bright Dies in Duluth, Minn.
Funeral Held in Ida Grove Monday, Came Here 20 Years Ago
The funeral of A. E. Bright was held in Ida Grove Monday afternoon, January 27, the services being in charge of Rev. George W. Dunn of the Methodist church. Burial was made in Ida Grove cemetery. Mr. Bright has been in failing health for several months and on the first of January went to Duluth, Minn., to be with his daughter, Mrs. I. W. Fisher. Shortly after reaching Duluth, he began to sink rapidly and died Friday morning, Jan. 24 at 2:30 o’clock. Albert Ernest Bright was born May 22, 1853 in Illinois and lived to the age of 76 years, 9 months and 2 days. He was the third son of Isaac and Katherine Bright. He grew to manhood in the vicinity of Hopedale, Ill. He was married March 3, 1878 to Sarah Fisher at Hopedale. To this union five children were born, all of whom are living; Mrs. Maude Fisher of Duluth, Minn., Mrs. Cora Watson of Sergeant Bluff, L. M. Bright and J. S. Bright of Des Moines, Mrs. Lela Dessel of Ida Grove. Mr. Bright moved with his family from Illinois to Iowa in the spring of 1901 and engaged in farming near Onawa. In 1909 he moved from Onawa to Ida Grove where he again engaged in farming for a year. He then moved to town and was occupied in the promotion and manufacture of different farm appliances that he had invented. His spare time was devoted to gardening and truck raising. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bright had united with the Methodist church at Hopedale, Ill., and attended that church in Ida Grove after their removal here. Mrs. Bright passes away in February 1925 after a lingering illness. After his wife’s death, his home being broken up, Mr. Bright lived among his children and frequently made the trip to the home of his daughter in Duluth, enjoying the summers in Minnesota, loving the outdoors and the fishing experiences.
Those present at his funeral from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Bright, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Bright of Des Moines, Mrs. Watson of Sergeant Bluff.


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