First marriage to Earnest Wallace
Together they adopted a son, Eugene Earnest Wallace
Second marriage to (first name unknown) Light
BROTHER: Harry W. McDougall
Lena worked as a housekeeper for many well-to-do families over her life. In the 1920's she used to travel back and forth between Chicago, where she would find work, and Hockerville where her mother lived. Her son would stay with her mother while she worked and she would come home for different periods of time.
In the 1930's she obtained work in Carthage, Missouri for Mr. Charles Blair. His wife passed away in 1931 and she and her son moved into Mr. Blair's home at 1155 South Main Street, Carthage, Missouri and she worked as the cook and housekeeper there until Mr. Blair died in 1949.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Carthage
Her son Eugene, graduated in 1937 from Carthage High School.
She then obtained employment as the manager of the Robertson Apartments in Joplin, Missouri. She remained at that job until she retired. She continued to live in the Robertson until 1972 when she became too feeble and ill to live alone. She then was moved to Elmhurst Nursing home in Webb City, Missouri where she passed away quietly in 1973.
Survivors included her son Eugene,
a granddaughter Nancy and
a great-grandson Michael Christopher Wilson
several nieces and nephews.
Lena will always be remembered for her excellent cooking skills, her fiesty, self determined personality.
She was a wonderful grandma!
1940 United States Federal Census
Name: Lena Light
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1886
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Housekeeper
Home in 1940: Carthage, Jasper, Missouri
Street: S Main Street
Inferred Residence in 1935: Carthage, Jasper, Missouri
Residence in 1935: Same House
Sheet Number: 3A
Charles A Blair 75
Lena Light 54
Georgianna Elizabeth Bever McDougall (1862 - 1945)
Ernest W. Wallace (1878 - 1918)*
Eugene Earnest Wallace (1917 - 1985)*
Sarah Helena McDougall Light (1884 - 1973)
Harry W McDougall (1886 - 1957)*
Baxter Springs Cemetery
Maintained by: NJBrewer
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Apr 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26079333