Nina Emily Wright

Brief Life History of Nina Emily

When Nina Emily Wright was born on 4 November 1893, in Lawn Hill, Hardin, Iowa, United States, her father, Frank M Wright, was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth Bailey, was 33. She married Edwin Laurence Blair on 5 September 1912, in Freeborn, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Beaver Brook, Washburn, Wisconsin, United States in 1930 and Bass Lake, Washburn, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1982, in Earl Cemetery, Earl, Washburn, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Laurence Blair
1875–1954
Nina Emily Wright
1893–1982
Marriage: 5 September 1912
Joseph Marion Blair
1914–1989
Charles Mark Blair
1916–1985
Jenetta May Blair
1918–1997
Dorothy Ann Blair
1922–2008
Edwin Lawrence Blair Jr.
1927–about 1966

Sources (8)

  • Nina E Blair, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Nina E Wright, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"
  • Nina Wright in entry for Joseph Marion Blair, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

1917

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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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