James Douglas Wright

2 April 1886–
Ontario, Canada

The Life of James Douglas

When James Douglas Wright was born on 2 April 1886, in Ontario, Canada, his father, Noble Wright, was 51 and his mother, MARGARET Campbell Leitch, was 39.

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Family Time Line

Noble Wright
1835–
MARGARET Campbell Leitch
1846–1889
Jane Wright
1869–1962
Elizabeth Wright
1871–
George Wright
1873–
NOBLE Henry Wright
1875–1962
Margaret Wright
1878–
William Alexander Wright
1880–
Bina Wright
1882–
Robert John Wright
1884–
James Douglas Wright
1886–

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World Events (3)

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 20

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 48

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1982

Age 96

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

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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