John Lyle Wright

3 February 1942–24 August 1975 (Age 33)
Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States

The Life of John Lyle

When John Lyle Wright was born on 3 February 1942, in Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, his father, John Lyle Wright, was 34 and his mother, Alta Mae Wilcox, was 32. He married Roberta Ann Hotovy on 11 June 1960, in Cass, Michigan, United States. He lived in Rollin, Lenawee, Michigan, United States in 1975. He died on 24 August 1975, in Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Onsted, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.

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John Lyle Wright
Roberta Ann Hotovy
Marriage: 11 June 1960

Spouse and Children


    Roberta Ann Hotovy


11 June 1960
Cass, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Aurieta Mary Wright


    Audrey M Wright


    Alice Marie Wright


    Anita Mardell Wright



World Events (8)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 2

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 3

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.
1954 · Worlds Largest Christmas Store

Age 12

Wally Bronner opened what would become the world's largest Christmas Store in 1954 as a result of successfully creating custom Christmas panels for city lampposts. Since then, the Frankenmuth store has expanded to a 27 acre landscaped lot with over 50,000 Christmas related items in his store. Bronner's attracts over two million guests per year.

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)

  • John L Wright, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"
  • John Lyle in entry for John Lyle Wright, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"
  • Mr John L Wright Jr, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

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