Jonathan Wright

24 May 1848–10 March 1927 (Age 78)
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Jonathan

When Jonathan Wright was born on 24 May 1848, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Jonathan Calkins Wright, was 39 and his mother, Rebecca Wheeler, was 34. He died on 10 March 1927, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Calkins Wright
1808–1880
Rebecca Wheeler
1813–1850
Amos Russell Wright
1840–1915
Henry Tyler Wright
1841–1841
Virginia Ann Charlotte Wright
1842–1899
King David Darwin Wright
1843–1894
Hyrum Wright
1845–1845
Enoch Wright
1846–1846
Jonathan Wright
1848–1927
Lyman Van Wright
1850–1850

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World Events (8)

1851 · Brigham City is Settled
Age 3
In 1851, Brigham City is settled and named after Brigham Young.
1863
Age 15
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
Age 22
Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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.

Possible Related Names

Wrights
Wrightsman
Cartwright
Wrightson
Right
McWright
Wrightman

Sources (12)

  • John Wright in household of Jonnathan Wright, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Johnathan Wright, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Jonth Wright in household of Jonth C Wright, "United States Census, 1860"

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