Jesse Wright

21 May 1836–12 November 1888 (Age 52)
Foleshill, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jesse

When Jesse Wright was born on 21 May 1836, in Foleshill, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Wright, was 23 and his mother, Eliza Whitehall, was 21. He married Jane Millward on 23 June 1856, in Coventry St Michael, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He immigrated to Laramie, Albany, Wyoming, United States in 1868 and lived in Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and College Point, Queens, New York, United States in 1880. He died on 12 November 1888, in Flushing, Queens, New York, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, Queens, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Wright
Mary Stuart Dillon
Marriage: 25 November 1871
Elizabeth Wright
Eva Clair Wright
Clara Edith Wright
Ada Helen Wright

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1871Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 6
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    Age 7
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · St. George's Hall
    Age 18
    In 1854, St. George's Hall was completed. The site that it sits on is were the Liverpool Infirmary was previously located. The hall was built for entertainment.

    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 (39)

    • Jesse Wright in household of John Chattaway, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Jesse Wright in entry for Granville Lord Webber and Ada Wright, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
    • Jesse Wright, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"

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