Joseph Wright

26 December 1876–
Westmeath, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Wright was born on 26 December 1876, in Westmeath, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada, his father, Thomas Wright, was 39 and his mother, Margaret Leslie, was 36. He married Jane Rowan Robinson on 28 December 1904, in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Alberta, Canada in 1916 and Bow, Cypress, Alberta, Canada in 1926.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Wright
Jane Rowan Robinson
Marriage: 28 December 1904
James Arthur Wright
Thomas Irwin Wright
Rowan Leslie Wright

Spouse and Children

28 December 1904
Renfrew, Ontario, Canada


    James Arthur Wright


    Thomas Irwin Wright


    Rowan Leslie Wright


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Wright


    Margaret Leslie




    James Wright


    William Andrew Wright


    Thomas Alexander Wright


    Robert Walter Wright



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World Events (6)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 7

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 10

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 58

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)

  • Joseph Wright in household of Thos. Wright, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Joseph Wright, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Joseph H Wright, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1916"

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