David Perry Wright

Brief Life History of David Perry

When David Perry Wright was born on 19 May 1849, in Illinois, United States, his father, James Benjamin Wright Jr, was 27 and his mother, Nancy Jane Wooden, was 22. 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 Albion, Edwards, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Maud, Wabash, Illinois, United States in 1914. He died on 23 June 1920, in Mount Carmel, Wabash, Illinois, United States, at the age of 71.

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

Sources (25)

  • David Wright in household of James Wright, "United States Census, 1870"
  • David Perry Wright, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • David P Wright, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

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.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1868 · Impeach the President!

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

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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