Lois Wright

26 July 1824–15 July 1909 (Age 85)
Dickinson, Franklin, New York, United States

The Life of Lois

When Lois Wright was born on 26 July 1824, in Dickinson, Franklin, New York, United States, her father, Samuel Wright, was 61 and her mother, Bethiah Drake, was 44. She married Edward A Munson in February 1845. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 15 July 1909, in Stockholm, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Stockholm, St. Lawrence, New York, United States.

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Edward A Munson
Lois Wright
Marriage: February 1845
Maria M. Munson
Luther Clarke Munson
Myron Addson Munson
Emma C. Munson
Warren W Munson
Orrin W. Munson
Charles Edward Munson
Charles Gaylord Munson
Seymour H Munson
Maria B. Munson
Lydia Munson

Spouse and Children

February 1845


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 3

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 39

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Loss Munson in household of Charles F Munson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lois Munson in household of Edward Munson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Louis Munson in household of Edward Munson, "United States Census, 1850"

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