Ernest Wright

9 April 1874–4 June 1952 (Age 78)
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Ernest

When Ernest Wright was born on 9 April 1874, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Joseph Wright, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Westwood, was 16. He married Margaret May Butterworth on 25 March 1896, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 4 June 1952, in Driggs, Teton, Idaho, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Wright
1874–1952
Margaret May Butterworth
1875–1950
Marriage: 25 March 1896
Ernest Lynn Wright
1904–1985
Melvin Butterworth Wright
1909–1991
Fern Wright
1914–1983

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 March 1896Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 1
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1884
    Age 10
    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 22
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Wrights
    Wrightsman
    Cartwright
    Wrightson
    Right
    McWright
    Wrightman

    Sources (41)

    • Ernest Wright in entry for Melvin Butterworth Wright, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Ernest Wright, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Ernest in entry for Quinter Henry Billings and Fern Wright, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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