King David Darwin Wright

13 September 1843–26 February 1894 (Age 50)
Exeter, Scott, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of King David Darwin

When King David Darwin Wright was born on 13 September 1843, in Exeter, Scott, Illinois, United States, his father, Jonathan Calkins Wright, was 34 and his mother, Rebecca Wheeler, was 29. He married Cassandra Whitaker on 2 January 1871, in Woods Cross, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Soda Springs, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1880. He died on 26 February 1894, in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

King David Darwin Wright
Cassandra Whitaker
Marriage: 2 January 1871
Vesta Mary Wright
Inez Mae Wright
Jonathan David Wright
Rebecca Jane Wright
Warren Corey Wright
Hamilton Wright
Cassandra " Cassie" Wright
Fred Joaquin Wright
Walker Stull Wright

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1871Woods Cross, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 5
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    Age 20
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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

    David Darwin Wright Newspaper Account of Death

    Early Settler in Blackfoot, Idaho The Idaho Falls Times Idaho Falls Bingham County, Idaho, Thursday, March 1, 1894 No. 34 D.D Wright Shot and Instantly Killed at Blackfoot. ____________________ …

    Sources (36)

    • David Darwin Wright in entry for Walker Stull Wright, "Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1911"
    • David Wright, "United States Census, 1880"
    • David in entry for Warren C Wright and Maud E Bailie, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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