Amelia Florence Wright

27 October 1881–
Ryerson, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Amelia Florence

When Amelia Florence Wright was born on 27 October 1881, in Ryerson, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, her father, William John Wright, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Hardwick, was 27. She married James Fulton Leeder on 9 November 1904, in Burk's Falls, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Ontario, Canada in 1881.

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James Fulton Leeder
Amelia Florence Wright
Marriage: 9 November 1904
James Wilson Leeder
Frederick Fulton Alexander Leeder

Spouse and Children

9 November 1904
Burk's Falls, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada


    James Wilson Leeder


    Frederick Fulton Alexander Leeder


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 2

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 5

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 53

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

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)

  • Amelia F Wright in household of Mary Ann Shea, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Amelia Florence Wright in entry for Frederick Alexander Fulton Leeder, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Amelia Leader, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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