When Earl Homer Wright was born on 24 August 1888, in Iowa, United States, his father, Charles Homer Wright, was 28 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Guthrie, was 29. He lived in Lincoln Township, Story, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 4 July 1902, in Story, Iowa, United States, at the age of 13, and was buried in Zearing Cemetery, Zearing, Story, Iowa, United States.
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.