Dorothy Wright

1911–1930 (Age 19)
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States

The Life of Dorothy

When Dorothy Wright was born about 1911, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, her father, John Winn Wright, was 32 and her mother, Nancy Nanny Lee Arington, was 27. She died after 1930, at the age of 20.

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Family Time Line

John Winn Wright
1879–1963
Nancy Nanny Lee Arington
1884–1959
Nellie Luella Wright
1901–1974
Dorothy Wright
1911–1930
Raymond Parker Wright
1902–1965
Walter Logan Wright
1905–1992
Charles E Wright
1907–1997
Ralph Leroy Wright
1910–1983

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1917

Age 6

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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 (2)

  • Dorothy Wright in household of John W Wright, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothy V Wright in entry for Hubert O Bramblet, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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