The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 698, Harrison Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"D. E. LIGHT, born in this county, August 8, 1856, is one of the four children of DAVID and SARAH (MOORE) LIGHT, both natives of Pennsylvania. The parents came to this county in the spring of 1846, and entered land in Tippecanoe Township. The father was a local minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and probably assisted at more funerals than any other minister in Pulaski County. He died May 26, 1882. D. E. LIGHT was reared a farmer, and was fairly educated at the common schools. At the age of twenty, he went to Montana to clerk in a general store for a MR. ROSENTHAL, and there remained for two years, when, on account of failing health, he resumed farming, purchasing fifty-one acres in this township, where he now lives and has a pleasant home. He was married December 15, 1880, to MISS EMMA M. VENARD, who was born in this township January 24, 1861. MR. and MRS. LIGHT are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in politics MR. LIGHT is a strong supporter of Republican principles."