Abraham Reister Wright Jr

10 July 1842–9 January 1932 (Age 89)
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Abraham Reister

When Abraham Reister Wright Jr was born on 10 July 1842, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Abraham Reister Wright Sr, was 30 and his mother, Mary Ann Brockerman, was 26. He married Lucy Wardrop on 7 June 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1894 and lived in Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1932. He died on 9 January 1932, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Reister Wright Jr
Lucy Wardrop
Marriage: 7 June 1862
John Reister Wright
Charles Henry Wright
James Wardrop Wright
Joseph Wright
Edwin Wright
Lucy Mc Intosh Wright
Alma Brockerman Wright
William Wallace Wright
Samuel David Wright
Mary Ann Wright
Thomas Wright
Clarence Aaron Wright

Spouse and Children

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

    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 6
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 24
    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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    Story Highlight

    Sarah Irvine Picknell in 1941

    This is a picture of Grandma Picknell when she came to Hawaii for the dedication of the Tabernacle in 1941.

    Sources (66)

    • Abraham Reister Wright, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Abraham R. Wright in entry for Lucy Wright, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • A R Wright in household of William B Wright, "United States Census, 1860"

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