William Ervin Wright

12 August 1901–April 1984 (Age 82)
La Bell, Bingham, Idaho, United States

The Life of William Ervin

When William Ervin Wright was born on 12 August 1901, in La Bell, Bingham, Idaho, United States, his father, Robert Lee Wright, was 27 and his mother, Leah Ann Woolsey, was 21. He married Gertrude Hammer on 23 June 1925, in Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1935 and Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States in 1940. He died in April 1984, at the age of 82, and was buried in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States.

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William Ervin Wright
Gertrude Hammer
Marriage: 23 June 1925
William Daniel Wright
Infant Son Wright
Infant Son Wright

Spouse and Children

23 June 1925
Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Age 2

Historical Boundaries 1903: Fremont, Idaho, United States 1913: Madison, Idaho, United States
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 22

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)

  • William Irvin Wright in household of Robert Lee Wright, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • William J Sight in household of Robert L Sight, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Wright in household of Robert L Wright, "United States Census, 1920"

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