George Washington Wright

Brief Life History of George Washington

When George Washington Wright was born in 1854, in Bath, Virginia, United States, his father, Ezekiel Bennett Wright, was 25 and his mother, Sally, was 29. He married Emily Annie Woodzelle on 13 April 1876, in Bath, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He lived in Victoria Township, Custer, Nebraska, United States in 1885. He died in January 1917, in Boise, Idaho, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States.

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George Washington Wright
Emily Annie Woodzelle
Marriage: 13 April 1876
Ruby Cordelia Wright
Zella Hutton Wright
Vertie Laura Wright
Xenia Collins Wright
Rhoda Blanch Wright
Ethel Ellen Wright
Clifton Forge Wright
Ruth Margaret Wright

Sources (19)

  • George Wright in household of Ezekiel B Wright, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George W Wright, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • George W. Wright, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

World Events (8)


On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a craftsman or maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Middle English and Older Scots wriht, wright, wricht, writh, write (Old English wyrhta, wryhta) ‘craftsman’, especially ‘carpenter, joiner’. The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it often referred to a builder of windmills or watermills. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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