John Sidney Wright

3 November 1888–28 October 1954 (Age 65)
Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

The Life of John Sidney

When John Sidney Wright was born on 3 November 1888, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, his father, William Andrews Wright, was 28 and his mother, Mary Lavina McPherson, was 26. He married Anna Catherine Jorgensen on 20 February 1908, in Juab, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 28 October 1954, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Sidney Wright
1888–1954
Anna Catherine Jorgensen
1888–1956
Marriage: 20 February 1908
Wright
1908–1908
Shirley Mae Lavina Wright
–2019
Kenneth Sidney Wright
1909–1979
Helen Lucille Wright
1910–1955
Pearl Bernice Wright
1913–1980
Kathryn Wright
1917–2015
Blanche Wright
1919–2002
William Max Wright
1920–2011
Shirley Mae Lavina Wright
1925–2019

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 February 1908
Juab, Utah, United States
children

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 8

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • John S Wright, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • John Sidney Wright, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • John Sidney Wright, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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