Edward Wright

12 December 1882–11 November 1953 (Age 70)
Croton Falls, Putnam, New York, United States

The Life of Edward

When Edward Wright was born on 12 December 1882, his father, William Wright, was 23 and his mother, Jennie Sturgess, was 19. He married Rose Wimmer about 1902, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Brewster, Southeast, Putnam, New York, United States in 1920 and Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States in 1930. He died on 11 November 1953, in Dunedin, Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Clearwater, Pinellas, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Wright
Rose Wimmer
Marriage: about 1902
Edward Christian Wright
Frank Boynton Wright

Spouse and Children

about 1902
New York, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Wright


    Jennie Sturgess





    Florence Wright


    Emma Hazel Wright


World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · Eatonville is Incorporated

Age 5

On August 15, 1887, the town of Eatonville was incorporated into Orange County, Florida. The town is significant for being one of the first all-black, self-governed municipalities in the country.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 19

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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)

  • Edward Wright, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edward Wright, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edward Wright, "United States Census, 1930"

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