Charles Rouse Wright

9 February 1847–24 December 1917 (Age 70)
Pointon, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Charles Rouse

When Charles Rouse Wright was born on 9 February 1847, in Pointon, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Wright, was 47 and his mother, Charlotte Rouse, was 34. He married Margaret Ellen Mackay on 15 February 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1867. He died on 24 December 1917, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Charles Rouse Wright
Margaret Ellen Mackay
Marriage: 15 February 1869
Charlotte Wright
Charles Thomas Wright
William Arthur Wright
Mary Lillian Wright
E Samuel Wright
David George Wright
Ernest Cy Wright
Edgar Wright
Walter Wright
Margaret Leone Wright

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 February 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1848 · Fire Causes $1.5 Million in Damages
    Age 1
    """A fire in September of 1848 caused an estimated $1.5 million in damages to the city of Brooklyn. The fire consumed """"three churches, the post office, two newspaper offices, and other property."""""""
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 19
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    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 (33)

    • Charles Wright in household of Charlotte Wright, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Chas. R. Wright in entry for Osborne T. Papworth and Mary L. Dudley, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Charles Rouse Wright in entry for Edgar Wright, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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