George Wright Jr.

31 August 1847–21 February 1919 (Age 71)
Pollokshaws, Renfrewshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of George

When George Wright Jr. was born on 31 August 1847, in Pollokshaws, Renfrewshire, Scotland, his father, George Wright Sr., was 39 and his mother, Deborah Ann Hazley, was 29. He had at least 8 sons and 5 daughters with Ellen Maria Hofheintz. He lived in Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire, Scotland in 1861 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 21 February 1919, in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Grove City Cemetery, Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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George Wright Jr.
Ellen Maria Hofheintz
Verena Wright
George William Wright
Wallace Bruce Wright
Clara Wright
Cyril James Wright
Ella J Wright
Artie Wright
Marie Wright
Elmer Wright
Merlin Foster Wright
Arnold Foster Wright
Acil Milton Wright
Blanche Wright

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World Events (8)

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
Age 7
Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
Age 16
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
Age 19
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 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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Life Story of George Wright

George Wright, the son on Geroge Wright and Deborah Ann Hasley, was born in Busby, Scotland, August 31, 1848. His young life was spent working in factories around Busby. He told his children about …

Sources (52)

  • George Wright in entry for Clara Wright Harmon, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • George Wright, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Geo Wright in entry for Arnold Foster Wright and Stenna Jane Durney, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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