Mary "May" Myrtle Wright

Brief Life History of Mary "May" Myrtle

When Mary "May" Myrtle Wright was born on 24 July 1866, in Brookfield, Madison, New York, United States, her father, George W. Wright, was 25 and her mother, Abigail “Abbie” R. Hubbard, was 26. She married Charles O. Bates in 1887, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Bridgewater, Bridgewater, Oneida, New York, United States for about 10 years and Plymouth, Chenango, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died on 13 March 1938, in North Norwich, Chenango, New York, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Norwich, Chenango, New York, United States.

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Charles O. Bates
Mary "May" Myrtle Wright
Marriage: 1887
George Albert Bates
Jay Neville Bates
Hazel Bates

Sources (21)

  • Mary Wright in household of W George Wright, "United States Census, 1870"
  • May Myrtle Wright Bates, "Find A Grave Index"
  • May Wright in entry for George Albert Bates, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a craftsman or maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Middle English and Older Scots wriht, wright, wricht, writh, write (Old English wyrhta, wryhta) ‘craftsman’, especially ‘carpenter, joiner’. The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it often referred to a builder of windmills or watermills. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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