John Milton Wright

5 February 1853–29 August 1931 (Age 78)
New Vienna, Green Township, Clinton, Ohio, United States

The Life of John Milton

When John Milton Wright was born on 5 February 1853, in New Vienna, Green Township, Clinton, Ohio, United States, his father, John Wright, was 44 and his mother, Susannah H Terrell, was 40. He married Alice Adelia Thurman on 19 June 1873, in Highland, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Union Township, Highland, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died on 29 August 1931, in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States.

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John Milton Wright
Alice Adelia Thurman
Marriage: 19 June 1873
Oscar Wright
Jasper Guy Wright
Avery Alvin Wright
Arena M. Wright

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19 June 1873
Highland, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 7

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 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 22

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Milton Wright, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Melton Wright in entry for Wright, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"
  • John M. Wright in entry for Avery A. Wright and Bertha Beckley, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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