Dorothy Louise Wright

15 February 1895–1983 (Age 87)
Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Dorothy Louise

When Dorothy Louise Wright was born on 15 February 1895, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Wright Sr, was 54 and her mother, Florence E Taylor, was 34. She married William Ernest Peters Sr on 5 October 1918, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Seattle, King, Washington, United States in 1930 and Highland Park, Lake, Illinois, United States for about 5 years. She died in 1983, in California, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

William Ernest Peters Sr
Dorothy Louise Wright
Marriage: 5 October 1918
Maryanne Peters
William Ernest Peters Jr
Taylor Wright Peters
Franklin Arthur Peters

Spouse and Children

5 October 1918
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States


    Maryanne Peters



    Taylor Wright Peters


    Franklin Arthur Peters


Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Franklin Wright Sr


    Florence E Taylor




    William Taylor Wright



    Marian Frances Wright


    Benjamin Franklin Wright Jr


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 11

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 23

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Dorothy L Wright in household of Flora F Wright, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dorothy Wright in household of Benjamin F Wright, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Doratha L Wright in household of B F Wright, "United States Census, 1900"

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