George Washington Wright

6 April 1853–1903 (Age 49)
Springfield Township, Clark, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

When George Washington Wright was born on 6 April 1853, in Springfield Township, Clark, Ohio, United States, his father, Abraham Reister Wright Sr, was 41 and his mother, Mary Ann Brockerman, was 37. He married June Clinton Welch on 22 June 1882, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1889 and Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1910. He died in 1903, at the age of 50, and was buried in Bala Cynwyd, Lower Merion Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States.

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George Washington Wright
June Clinton Welch
Marriage: 22 June 1882
Mary Clinton Wright
George Welch Wright
Jane Wright

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 June 1882Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg
    Age 10
    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 14
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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

    Isaac Kite Wright's Mission Journal of 1889

    Isaac Kite Wright’s Journal of 1889 Isaac K. Wright Richfield Utah U.S.A January, Tuesday 1, 1889 A. H. Wooley From Philadelphia proceed to New York, from New York take train to Ogdensburg …

    Sources (44)

    • Geo W Wright in entry for Mary Clinton Wright, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
    • George W Wright in household of William B Wright, "United States Census, 1860"
    • George Washington Wright in entry for Julian Clinton Welch, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"

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