Goldie Evelyn Wright

1885–1937 (Age 52)
Watson, Effingham, Illinois, United States

The Life of Goldie Evelyn

When Goldie Evelyn Wright was born in 1885, in Watson, Effingham, Illinois, United States, her father, James Thomas Wright, was 23 and her mother, Ida Frances Lilley, was 18. She married Frank C. Gordon on 29 May 1909, in Effingham, Effingham, Illinois, United States. She lived in Mason, Effingham, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 11 October 1937, at the age of 52.

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Frank C. Gordon
1886–1912
Goldie Evelyn Wright
1885–1937
Marriage: 29 May 1909

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 May 1909
Effingham, Effingham, Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 0

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1886

Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 15

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Goldie E Wright in household of James Wright, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Goldie Wright, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Goldie Wright Gordon, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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