Robert Lee Wright

11 October 1873–20 September 1927 (Age 53)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Robert Lee

When Robert Lee Wright was born on 11 October 1873, in Missouri, United States, his father, Marshall Wright, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Marion Yoachum, was 27. He married Hattie Chandler on 31 August 1896, in Hopkins, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Delta, Texas, United States in 1900 and San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas, United States in 1910. He died on 20 September 1927, in Scottsdale, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 53.

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Robert Lee Wright
Hattie Chandler
Marriage: 31 August 1896
Lawrence Otto Wright
Aver Gladys Wright

Spouse and Children

31 August 1896
Hopkins, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Historical Boundaries 1874: Tom Green, Texas, United States
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 3

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 21

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

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)

  • Robert Wright, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Robert Lee Wright in household of Marshall Wright, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Robt L Wright, "United States Census, 1910"

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