David Perry Wright

19 November 1849–23 June 1920 (Age 70)
Utica, Clark, Indiana, United States

The Life of David Perry

When David Perry Wright was born on 19 November 1849, in Utica, Clark, Indiana, United States, his father, James Benjamin Wright, was 27 and his mother, Nancy Jane Wooden, was 23. He married Rachel Margaret Rigg on 1 January 1873, in Wabash, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Mount Carmel Precinct, Wabash, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Albion, Edwards, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 23 June 1920, at the age of 70.

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David Perry Wright
Rachel Margaret Rigg
Marriage: 1 January 1873
Minda Ellen Wright
Mattie Elizabeth Wright
Mary Mayme Wright
Bertha Agness Wright
Thomas Kent Wright
John Samuel Wright
James Ethan Wright
Oscar Emery Wright
Esther Blanche Wright

Spouse and Children


    Rachel Margaret Rigg


1 January 1873
Wabash, Illinois, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    John Riley Wright


    Mary Ellen Wright





    Catherine Wright


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 2

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 7

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 19

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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)

  • David Wright in household of James Wright, "United States Census, 1870"
  • David P Wright, "United States Census, 1880"
  • David P Wright, "United States Census, 1910"

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