Charles Wright

26 August 1838–21 May 1913 (Age 74)
London, Middlesex, England

The Life Summary of Charles

When Charles Wright was born on 26 August 1838, in London, Middlesex, England, his father, Charles William Wright, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Ansell, was 22. He married Nancy Adaline Dees on 8 November 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1856. In 1866, at the age of 28, his occupation is listed as school teacher in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 21 May 1913, in Glendale, Kane, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Huntsville Cemetery, Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Wright
Nancy Adaline Dees
Marriage: 8 November 1862
Charles William Wright
Marion Wright
Theodore Wright
Willard Able Wright
Gerard Everet Wright
Martha Adeline Wright
George Eberhart Wright
Margaret Moselle Wright
Eulalie Wright
Walter Lee Wright
Etta Elfretta Wright

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 November 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 19
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    Age 25
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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

    How Charles Became a Mormon

    Charles Wright was born in the 1838s in England to a well to do English family. He was well educated, but somewhat of an adventurer. He left home at an early age and sailed to America. When he arrived …

    Sources (31)

    • Charles Wright in entry for Etta E Bailey, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Charles Wright, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Charles Wright in entry for C W Wright and Mrs. Carrell Hoskin, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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