The Wights originally were from Maine and after the Civil War my Great Great Grandfather, Pearl Wight, moved to New Orleans to start a hardware business catering to the shipping industry. Their company was Woodward and Wight, LTD. He became a beloved and respected citizen of New Orleans. A couple of the buildings from the business still stand in the Warehouse District of New Orleans. They are now loft apartment buildings.
Pearl's son, Ira Edward Wight, married a Ewing from St. Louis. In the early 1900's they sold the business and Ira moved to St. Louis. I think his wife did not think New Orleans was a good place to raise a family.
A Loving Cup that I have from when the business was sold and both Pearl and Ira retired in 1904.
Pearl's house on Prytania St. Now owned by the New Orleans Opera Guild.
And Pearl's mausoleum in Metarie Cemetery. There is room for more family members is any of them want to have this as their final resting place.