Chester Eugene Wright

23 October 1906–17 June 1986 (Age 79)
Hinckley, Millard, Utah, United States

The Life of Chester Eugene

When Chester Eugene Wright was born on 23 October 1906, in Hinckley, Millard, Utah, United States, his father, John Moroni Wright, was 45 and his mother, Emma Hinton, was 38. He married Mary Elizabeth Dix on 23 December 1935, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Williston, Williams, North Dakota, United States in 1940 and Mapleton, Utah, Utah, United States in 2002. He died on 17 June 1986, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Chester Eugene Wright
Mary Elizabeth Dix
Marriage: 23 December 1935
William Dix Wright
Paul Leslie Wright

Spouse and Children

23 December 1935
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1909 · Pioneer Park Opens

Age 3

A monument honoring the Provo pioneers and Indian war veterans was dedicated on July 24, 1909, as Pioneer Park opened to the public.

Age 21

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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

Chester Eugene Wright

He loved to work on the farm and to grow fruit and vegetables to be able to share with family and friends.

Sources (3)

  • Chester Wright, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Chester Eugene Wright, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Chester Eugene Wright, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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