Lyman Abner Wright

26 January 1858–7 June 1942 (Age 84)
Alexandria, St. Albans Township, Licking, Ohio, United States

The Life of Lyman Abner

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.

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Lyman Abner Wright
Mary Blanche Stimson
Marriage: 24 October 1878
Rufus Stimpson Wright
Gwendolen Ethel Wright
Sarah Elizabeth Wright

Spouse and Children

24 October 1878
Licking, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Rufus Frederic Wright


    Harriet Elizabeth Lyman





    Ida S Wright


    Frederick J Wright


World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 2

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Lyman Wright in household of Rufus Wright, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lymon A Wright, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lyman Wright in household of Rufus Wright, "United States Census, 1860"

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