Gladys Emma Wright

31 December 1899–1989 (Age 89)
Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Gladys Emma

Gladys Emma Wright was born on 31 December 1899, in Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. She died in 1989, at the age of 90.

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World Events (3)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 5

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
1908

Age 9

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1914

Age 15

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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.

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

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