Samuel O. Wright

16 January 1875–21 July 1970 (Age 95)
New London, Howard, Indiana, United States

The Life of Samuel O.

When Samuel O. Wright was born on 16 January 1875, in New London, Howard, Indiana, United States, his father, George W Wright, was 27 and his mother, Leah Jane Beightler, was 22. He married Laura Edith Smith on 24 December 1902, in Boswell, Benton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Monroe Township, Howard, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 21 July 1970, in Boswell, Benton, Indiana, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Boswell, Benton, Indiana, United States.

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Samuel O. Wright
Laura Edith Smith
Marriage: 24 December 1902
June W. Wright

Spouse and Children

24 December 1902
Boswell, Benton, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    George W Wright


    Leah Jane Beightler




World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn

Age 1

An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 25

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Samuel Wright in household of George Wright, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Samuel O Wright in household of George W Wright, "United States Census, 1900"
  • S O Wright, "United States Census, 1940"

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