The Margarita McNulty and David H Smith Family in the St Joseph Church, South Bend, Indiana and other Records

Margarita McNulty was the daughter of James McNulty and Margaret Whelan.

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Please contact me if you feel that you are related to this family or the McNulty line so we can share information!

Special note on this family: I have been fortunate enough to hear from the grand daughter of David Henry Smith and Margaret McNulty. According to this descendent, Margaret McNulty died giving birth to her daughter Lillian Smith Light (their only child). This would explain why Margaret wasn't mentioned in the obituaries of her parents and siblings. She confirmed the sisters of Margaret being Sara and Mary. According to my research, Margaret McNulty married David Smith, her sister Sarah married John Kindig and sister Mary married Thomas Hartford. The obituary from father James McNulty lists two daughter as survivors: Mrs John Kindig and Mrs Thomas Hartford of South Bend). Special kudos to this McNulty descendent for sharing this information with me! There is a St Joseph Church Death/Burial Record from August 13, 1894 that seems to indicated a Margarittam Smith (says Maggie McNulty) on the edge of the record. I believe it is related to this family but I don't have the second page of this record.

Type of Record/ Date/ Location Father/ Husband Mother/ Wife Child or Others in Census, Birth or other Record Age Born Miscellaneous
Marriage Record, St Joseph Church, South Bend, Indiana; November 23, 1892 Smith, David H. born 4/5/1843 to Johanus J Smith and Maria S? in White Pigeon Michigan McNulty, Margarittam born 10/22/1861 South Bend, IN to Jacobo McNulty and Margaret Whalen       Thomas McNulty and Leon? Crimmin? witnesses; St. Joseph Church Microfilm page 235.
Indiana Marriage Collection 1800-1941 St Joseph County, Indiana Smith, David H McNulty, Margaret       married on November 23, 1892; Indiana Marriage Collection database
Cook County, Illinois Birth Certificates Index 1871-1922 database Smith, David H, Father age 32 born in the US McNulty, Margaret, mother born in America Daughter Lillian   April 2, 1894 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois LDS film 1287740; database
Illinois Cook County Birth Certificates 1878-1922 Smith, David H age 32 McNulty Margaret, age 33 Daughter Lillian   April 2, 1894 GS Film 1287961
1900 South Bend St Joseph County, IN Census Portage Twp District 0127 Kindig, John, Head Kindig, Sarah, Wife   John wwas 37; Sarah 36 John born March 1863 in IN; Sarah April 1894 in IN; John's parents were born in Germany; Sarah's in New York. John was a Wood Finisher; They were married 12 years with 2 living children
"     Kindig, Edward, Son 10 August 1889 Indiana at school
"     Kindig, Carmal, Daughter 2 October 1897 Indiana  
"     Smith, Lillian, Boarder (I believe this is Lillian daughter of David Smith and Margaret McNulty livng with Margaret's sister Sarah) 6 April 1894 Illinois parents were born in Indiana
1930 US Census for South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana District 29 Residence on 718 Hill Street Light, Ralph, Head 35 born in Illinois, dad in Illinois, mom in Illinois Light, Lillian M, Wife 35 born in Illinois; dad in In, mom in IN (Daughter of David Smith and Margaret McNulty) Light, Ralph D, Son 3 born in Indiana; dad in Illinois, mom in Illinois     Ralph was a Policeman and a WW vet
" " " Light, Mary D, Daughter, 1 born in Indiana, dad born in Illinois and mom in Illinois      
1940 US Census for South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana Ward 4, Portage Twp; residence at 724 N Hill Street Light, Ralph, Head 45 born in Illinois; Light, Lillian, 26 wife born in Illinois (Daughter of David Smith and Margaret McNulty) Light, Ralph David, son 14 born in Indiana     Ralph (sr) is a City Policeman - City Police Dept; both parents finished 8th grade; lived in same house in 1935
" " " Light, Mary Dorothy, daughter 11 born in Indiana      
Obituary Asbury Park Press June 28, 2005 Light, Ralph D Jr died Monday June 27, 2005 at St Peter's University Hospital New Brunswick. (I believe this is the son of Ralph Light and Lillian Smith) survived by his wife of 50 yrs Eileen Gilhooly Light survived by his children Maria Light of Bound Brook; Ralph D Light III of Branchburg, grandchildren Shannon and Kevin Light of Branchburg, sister Dorothy John Frank of Galveston Texas etc. 78 South Bend, Indiana He died after a long illness; resided at Piscataway for 10 yrs, Bound Brook for 38 yrs. Graduated from the University of Notre Dame 1950 - accounting degree; 1982 Long Island University Prof Studies; US WWII vet served on Heavy Missile Cruiser USS Chicago. He witnessed the Surrender at Tokyo Bay in 1945. Special Agent FBI 1950-1980;