Lelland Rider Wright

21 November 1896–5 March 1975 (Age 78)
Hinckley, Millard, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Lelland Rider

When Lelland Rider Wright was born on 21 November 1896, in Hinckley, Millard, Utah, United States, his father, George William Wright, was 29 and his mother, Laura Jane Morris, was 25. He married Lucy Emeline Sirrine on 14 September 1932, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Millard, Utah, United States in 1900 and Salt Lake City Ward 5, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 5 March 1975, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lelland Rider Wright
1896–1975
Gladys Cleova Wadsworth
1904–2000
Marriage: 26 June 1961

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 June 1961Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 2
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake
    Age 10
    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
    1917
    Age 21
    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    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 (15)

    • Leland R Wright, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Lelland Rider Wright, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Lelland R Wright, "Utah, World War I Army Servicemen Records Abstracts, 1914-1918"

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