Charles Merlin Wright

27 December 1863–1948 (Age 84)
Fulton, Ohio, United States

The Life of Charles Merlin

When Charles Merlin Wright was born on 27 December 1863, in Fulton, Ohio, United States, his father, John A. Wright, was 29 and his mother, Cathryn Elizabeth Leist, was 23. He married Julia Rogers on 18 September 1881, in Henry, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Liberty Township, Henry, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1948, at the age of 85.

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Charles Merlin Wright
Julia Rogers
Marriage: 18 September 1881
Earl Wright
Doris Myrtle Wright
Neva Wright

Spouse and Children

18 September 1881
Henry, Ohio, United States


    Earl Wright



    Neva Wright


Parents and Siblings

    John A. Wright


    Cathryn Elizabeth Leist




    Floyd Madison Wright




    Delila Maleva Wright


    Charles Wright


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 2

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."

Age 23

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Charles Wright in household of J A Wright, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles Wright in household of J A Wright, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Charley Wright in entry for Earl Wright and Blanche Sworden, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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