William Henry Wright

11 March 1827–29 December 1897 (Age 70)
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Wright was born on 11 March 1827, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Edward Stubbs Wright, was 32 and his mother, Esther Wright, was 24. He married Emma Taylor on 5 September 1847, in Handsworth, Staffordshire, England. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Everton, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. His occupation is listed as mercentile, dry goods business. in Lake, Fremont, Idaho, United States. He died on 29 December 1897, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Wright
Emma Taylor
Marriage: 5 September 1847
Julia Ann Wright
William Henry Wright Jr
Angus Taylor Wright
Jane Taylor Wright
Parley Taylor Wright
Brigham Taylor Wright
Charles Henry Wright
Joseph Edward Wright
William Clarence Wright
Franklin Lorenzo Wright
Florence Emma Wright

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 September 1847Handsworth, Staffordshire, England
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 21
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

    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

    A Final Testimony to her Children: Martha Emma (Wright) Grant

    [Four Generation Picture: L-R, back: Emma (Wright) Grant; Granddaughter, Marilyn Grant Newman; Daughter-in-law, Kathryn (Hoag) Grant. Front: Great-granddaughter, Kim (Rowley) Hawley.] Emma was born J …

    Sources (55)

    • William Henry Wright in entry for Parley T Wright, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • William Wright, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • William Henry Wright in entry for Joseph Edward Wright, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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