Thomas Henry Wright

18 April 1818–27 May 1881 (Age 63)
Woolwich, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas Henry

When Thomas Henry Wright was born on 18 April 1818, in Woolwich, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Wright, was 34 and his mother, Frances Eleanor Green, was 22. He married Elizabeth Barret on 9 March 1846, in Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1851 and Peoa, Summit, Utah, United States in 1871. In 1880, at the age of 62, his occupation is listed as shoemaker in Peoa, Summit, Utah, United States. He died on 27 May 1881, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Henry Wright
Elizabeth Barret
Marriage: 9 March 1846
Charlotte Elizabeth Wright
Joseph Wright
Mary Elizabeth Wright
William James Wright
Suzan or Susannah Wright
Hyrum Smith Wright
Henry Barrett Wright
Francis B. Wright
Elizabeth Wright
Louisa Anne Wright
Mary Wright
Martha Wright
Alice Lovena Wright
Anna B Wright

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  • Marriage
    9 March 1846Nova Scotia, Canada
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 5
    Oldest Grave Seen in Memorial List
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 18
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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    Sources (61)

    • Thomas Henry Wright in entry for Jabez W Wright, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
    • Thomas Wright, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Thos H in entry for Francis B Wright, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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