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
Rebecca Wheeler
Amos Russell Wright
Henry Tyler Wright
Virginia Ann Charlotte Wright
King David Darwin Wright
Hyrum Wright
Enoch Wright
Jonathan Wright
Lyman Van Wright

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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.
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.

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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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