Earl Chandler Wright

17 March 1891–1947 (Age 55)
Long Branch, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Earl Chandler

When Earl Chandler Wright was born on 17 March 1891, in Long Branch, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, his father, William Franklion Wright, was 23 and his mother, Lillian M. "Lilla or Lillie" Godfrey, was 26. He lived in Bridgewater Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States for about 5 years and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. He died in 1947, at the age of 56, and was buried in Somerville, Somerset, New Jersey, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Franklion Wright
Lillian M. "Lilla or Lillie" Godfrey
Earl Chandler Wright
Arthur A Wright

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 14

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 15

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Earl Wright in household of Charles Perezoy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Earl Wright in household of Frank L Auten, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Earl C Wright in household of William F Wright, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.