Martha Duggan Gibbs

15 December 1844–5 May 1928 (Age 83)
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Martha Duggan

When Martha Duggan Gibbs was born on 15 December 1844, in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, George Duggan Gibbs, was 24 and her mother, Ellen Phillips, was 31. She married John Fish Wright on 23 February 1864, in Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States in 1910 and Newport Beach, Orange, California, United States in 1920. She died on 5 May 1928, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Paradise Cemetery, Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Fish Wright
Martha Duggan Gibbs
Marriage: 23 February 1864
Mary Ellen Wright
Martha Maria Wright
John Gibbs Wright
George Frederick Wright
Joseph Warren Wright
Harriet Deborah Wright
Evelina Gibbs Wright
William Duggan Wright
Norris Bert Wright
Herschel Gibbs Wright

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 February 1864Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 15
    \"During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \"\"Logan\"\" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 22
    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: from the common medieval personal name Gibb (see Gibb ), a pet form of Gilbert , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    A Description of Martha Duggan Gibbs Wright by Florence Carlisle Shepherd, a grand daughter

    Grandmother Wright was petite and feminine. She was a professional seamstress. Her family fashioned and made all the button holes for Queen Victoria's tailored wearing apparel. Grandfather worshipe …

    Sources (56)

    • Martha Wright in household of John W Wright, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Martha Gibbs in entry for Wm D Wright and Edna Trudie Lee, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Martha Gibbs in entry for John Fish Wright, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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