Parley Taylor Wright

29 September 1861–3 May 1947 (Age 85)
Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Parley Taylor

When Parley Taylor Wright was born on 29 September 1861, in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, William Henry Wright, was 34 and his mother, Emma Taylor, was 32. He married Anna Magdalene Halgren on 9 March 1887, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 30 years. He died on 3 May 1947, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Parley Taylor Wright
Anna Magdalene Halgren
Marriage: 9 March 1887
Lillian Magdalene Wright
Ellen Clara Wright
Marion Otelia Wright
Anna Lucile Wright
Pauline Theresa Wright

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 March 1887Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco
    Age 8
    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
    Age 25
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Halgren, Truls A.

    son of Asser Sven Halgren and Ingre Truelson of Klorup, Malmohuslan, Sweden. Born Jan. 5, 1835, at Klorup. Came to Utah Oct. 5, 1864, Isaac Canfield company. Married Clara Bjurling May 22, 1864, on …

    Sources (41)

    • Parley T Wright in entry for Annie M Wright, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Parley T. Wright,, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Parley T Wright in entry for John Weist and Ellen C Weist, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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