John George Wright

11 October 1842–6 June 1922 (Age 79)
Pointon, Lincolnshire, England

The Life Summary of John George

When John George Wright was born on 11 October 1842, in Pointon, Lincolnshire, England, his father, William Wright, was 42 and his mother, Charlotte Rouse, was 29. He married Ruth Judd Mitchell on 26 January 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and St. Johns, Apache, Arizona, United States in 1910. He died on 6 June 1922, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John George Wright
Ruth Judd Mitchell
Marriage: 26 January 1867
George Benjamin Wright
John William Wright
Georgiana Ruth Wright
Mary Myrom Wright
Lois Charlotte Wright
Annie Mae Wright
Joseph Mitchell Wright
Margaret Deseret Wright
Lorenzo Mitchell Wright
Louisa Amanda Wright
Alice Marinda Wright
Bertha Sylvira Wright

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 January 1867Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1848 · Early Settlers
    Age 6
    The earliest settlers housed themselves in a dugout in a hillside. The first families settled in the South Cottonwood area during the fall of 1848. These families settled near Little Cottonwood Creek and Big Cottonwood Creek which made it easy to water animals and crops. Nearly twenty families were living in South Cottonwood in 1860's. The area was surveyed by Amasa M. Lyman and divided into one-mile square areas. These were then subdivided into 10 acre plots per family. The first to settle the area included William Crosby, James M. Flake, Daniel Clark, John Brown, John Tanner and sons, Nathan and Sidney, along with Daniel Thomas. The earliest houses were built out of logs and adobe. Time was spent farming and herding. For fun, some spent time riding broncos, fishing, hunting, or dancing to an accordion. The area was crawling with wildlife such as blackbirds, mockingbirds, skunks, minks, badgers, and wolves.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name for a craftsman or maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Middle English and Older Scots wriht, wright, wricht, writh, write (Old English wyrhta, wryhta) ‘craftsman’, especially ‘carpenter, joiner’. The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it often referred to a builder of windmills or watermills. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Biography of John George Wright

    Biography of John George Wright John George Wright, the fifth child of William and Charlotte Rouse Wright, was born 11th Oct. 1843, at Pointon, Lincolnshire, England. He was about medium height and we …

    Sources (56)

    • John George Wright in entry for Annabell Wright, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
    • Jno Geo Wright, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John G Wright in entry for Charles N Wright and Edna Greenwood, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"

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