George Washington Wright

1854–January 1917 (Age 63)
Bath, Virginia, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

13 April 1876
Bath, Virginia, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Ezekiel Bennett Wright






    George Wright



    Nannie Wright


    Artiscia Wright


World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 7

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. 

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 18

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

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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Sources (3)

  • George Wright, "United States Census, 1880"
  • G W Wright, "Nebraska, State Census, 1885"
  • George W Wright, "United States Census, 1900"

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