Robert William McKinley Wright

12 February 1897–15 June 1986 (Age 89)
Rosendale, Andrew, Missouri, United States

The Life of Robert William McKinley

When Robert William McKinley Wright was born on 12 February 1897, in Rosendale, Andrew, Missouri, United States, his father, Daniel C. Wright, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Sweigert, was 35. He lived in Benton Township, Andrew, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 June 1986, in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Daniel C. Wright
Elizabeth Sweigert
Cecil Wright
Ulysses Peter Wright
Harve Wright
Charles Jerry Wright
Robert William McKinley Wright
Dennis Wright

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel C. Wright


    Elizabeth Sweigert




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 7

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 26

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Robert Wright in household of Daniel Wright, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mckinley Wright in household of Daniel Wright, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Robert William McKinley Wright - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Robert William McKinley Wright

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