Melvin West Wright

13 May 1924–25 May 2011 (Age 87)
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Melvin West

When Melvin West Wright was born on 13 May 1924, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Raymond Sanford Wright, was 29 and his mother, Florence Gilberta West, was 27. He married Myrna Elizabeth Roholt on 4 June 1948, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He lived in Ogden City Legislative District 1, Ogden City Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 25 May 2011, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in South Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Melvin West Wright
Myrna Elizabeth Roholt
Marriage: 4 June 1948

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World Events (8)

Age 3
Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1928 · Marathon Dances at the El Monte Springs Resort
Age 4
After the Ogden Canyon Resort burned down in 1927, Entrepreneur A.V. Smith bought the land and rebuilt the resort in brick. Naming it El Monte Springs, the resort featured a large swimming pool and a grand ballroom where dances were held until it shut its doors in 1932. The resort is still open but is a gift shop and restaurant under the name Rainbow Gardens.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act
Age 23
The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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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Story Highlight

Fishing trip to Beula Lake

On August 17, 1959 Quinn Beckstead, husband of Raymond's daughter Norma invited dad and Sam (Melvin) to go with him to Beula Lake, his favorite fishing spot located in the south part of Yellowsto …

Sources (12)

  • Melvin West Wright, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Melvin West Wright, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Melvin West Wright, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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