Leon Arthur Wright

5 April 1872–20 September 1917 (Age 45)
Osceola, Houghton, Michigan, United States

The Life of Leon Arthur

When Leon Arthur Wright was born on 5 April 1872, in Osceola, Houghton, Michigan, United States, his father, Allen Cross Wright, was 27 and his mother, Mary M. Crittenden, was 23. He married Cora E. Hatch on 19 April 1892, in Conway, Emmet, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Detroit Ward 16, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 20 September 1917, in Tyrone Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Gardner Cemetery, Tyrone Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States.

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Leon Arthur Wright
Cora E. Hatch
Marriage: 19 April 1892
Vernon E Wright
Bernice Hazel Wright
Reva B. Wright

Spouse and Children

19 April 1892
Conway, Emmet, Michigan, United States


    Vernon E Wright



    Reva B. Wright


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

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.
1881 · Center of Stove Manufacturing

Age 9

During the late 19th century, cast-iron stove manufacturing became Detroit's top industry and later the city received the nickname, "Stove Capital of the World."

Age 14

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Leon A Wright, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Leon Wright, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Leon A in entry for Vernon F. Wright and Lillian E Helbing, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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