John Robert Wright

29 December 1963–25 May 2010 (Age 46)
Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Robert

John Robert Wright was born on 29 December 1963, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States. He died on 25 May 2010, in his hometown, at the age of 46.

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World Events (3)

1964 · The Twenty-Fourth Amendment

Age 1

The Twenty-fourth Amendment prohibits both all the states and Congress from swaying the right to vote in elections on payment of a poll tax or other types of tax.
1965 · The Voting Rights Act

Age 2

The Voting Rights Act prohibits racial discrimination in voting. The Act secured the right to vote for minorities in the South. It also prohibits local governments from making any voting law that results in discrimination against any kind of minorities.
1982 · World's Fair Held in Knoxville

Age 19

In 1982, the World’s fair was held in Knoxville Tennessee. The theme was Energy Turns the World and it had around 11 million visitors, making it the most popular of the world’s fairs in US history. Sadly it left the city $46 million in debt. The only way to reserve a hotel room or any room for that fact was to get them with a package deal by going to the fair.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and northern Irish: occupational name for a maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Old English wyrhta, wryhta ‘craftsman’ (a derivative of wyrcan ‘to work or make’). The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it generally referred to a builder of windmills or watermills.2 Common New England Americanized form of French Le Droit, a nickname for an upright person, a man of probity, from Old French droit ‘right’, in which there has been confusion between the homophones right and wright.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: John Robert Wright - Memory of Someone: birth-name: John Robert Wright

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