Rev. Joel Franklin Wright

26 November 1849–1939 (Age 89)
Russia, Clinton, New York, United States

The Life of Joel Franklin

When Rev. Joel Franklin Wright was born on 26 November 1849, in Russia, Clinton, New York, United States, his father, Henry Philander Wright, was 26 and his mother, Henrietta Hathaway, was 19. He married Mary Jane Baker on 10 July 1869, in Saranac, Clinton, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Saranac, Clinton, New York, United States in 1870. He died in 1939, in Houghton, Caneadea, Allegany, New York, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Peru, Clinton, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rev. Joel Franklin Wright
Mary Jane Baker
Marriage: 10 July 1869
Eva Ann Wright
Martin H Wright
Mina Wright
Allen Henry Wright
Frank H. Wright
Loyal Silas Wright Sr.
Edna A. Wright
Jennie Henrietta Wright

Spouse and Children

10 July 1869
Saranac, Clinton, New York, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 14

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 26

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and northern Irish: occupational name for a maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Old English wyrhta, wryhta ‘craftsman’ (a derivative of wyrcan ‘to work or make’). The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it generally referred to a builder of windmills or watermills.2 Common New England Americanized form of French Le Droit, a nickname for an upright person, a man of probity, from Old French droit ‘right’, in which there has been confusion between the homophones right and wright.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Rev. Joel Franklin Wright (26 November 1849 – 1939)

Spouse: Mary Jane Baker Birth: Oct 1853 in Whallonsburg, Essex, New York, USA Death: 1932 Known children: Eva Wright 1871 – Mina Wright 1876 – Allen H. Wright 1878 – 1943 Frank Herbert Wright …

Sources (3)

  • Joel F Wright in household of Allen Baker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joel F Wright, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joel F Wright, "United States Census, 1910"

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