Norma Jean Wright

23 July 1933–31 October 2010 (Age 77)
Osage, Mitchell, Iowa, United States

The Life of Norma Jean

When Norma Jean Wright was born on 23 July 1933, in Osage, Mitchell, Iowa, United States, her father, Elmer Augustus Wright, was 43 and her mother, Nora Jane Wheeler, was 28. She had at least 1 son with Bernard George Hoff. She lived in Osage Township, Mitchell, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 31 October 2010, in Britt, Hancock, Iowa, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Belmond, Wright, Iowa, United States.

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Bernard George Hoff
Norma Jean Wright
Gerald Eugene Hoff

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World Events (8)

1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 1

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 2

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 22

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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)

  • Norma Jean Wright in household of Elmer A Wright, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Norma Jean Wright Hoff, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Norma Jean Wright, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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