When Lyman Abner Wright was born on 26 January 1858, in Alexandria, St. Albans Township, Licking, Ohio, United States, his father, Rufus Frederic Wright, was 22 and his mother, Harriet Elizabeth Lyman, was 20. He married Mary Blanche Stimson on 24 October 1878, in Licking, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Newark, Newark, Licking, Ohio, United States in 1940 and Ohio, United States in 1942. He died on 7 June 1942, in Maple Grove Cemetery, Granville, Granville Township, Licking, Ohio, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Alexandria, St. Albans Township, Licking, Ohio, United States.
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.