Della Elizabeth Wright

1902–1952 (Age 49)
Payson, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Della Elizabeth

When Della Elizabeth Wright was born on 5 May 1902, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, Thomas Wright, was 49 and her mother, Clarissa Matilda Patterson Marsh, was 34. She married Melvin Leo Done on 30 April 1921. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States in 1930 and College Election Precinct, Benewah, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 11 January 1952, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Della Elizabeth Wright
Melvin Leo Done
Marriage: 30 April 1921
Priscilla Rae Done
Barbara Done

Spouse & Children

30 April 1921


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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1907 · Nebo Stake Tabernacle Is Dedicated

Age 5

The Nebo Stake Tabernacle was dedicated in November 1907 by President Joseph F. Smith. The Nebo Stake Tabernacle replaced the Payson Tabernacle which burned in 1904. The building had a beautiful arched interior ceiling and light flooded the room through its many windows.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 14

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and northern Irish: occupational name for a maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Old English wyrhta, wryhta ‘craftsman’ (a derivative of wyrcan ‘to work or make’). The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it generally referred to a builder of windmills or watermills.2 Common New England Americanized form of French Le Droit, a nickname for an upright person, a man of probity, from Old French droit ‘right’, in which there has been confusion between the homophones right and wright.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Della E Wright in household of Thomas Wright, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Della E Done in household of Melvin L Done, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Della E Done in household of Melvin Done, "United States Census, 1930"

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