Maida Jane Wright

12 December 1889–21 November 1917 (Age 27)
Hinckley, Millard, Utah, United States

The Life of Maida Jane

When Maida Jane Wright was born on 12 December 1889, in Hinckley, Millard, Utah, United States, her father, George William Wright, was 22 and her mother, Laura Jane Morris, was 18. She married William Lang Bunker on 9 June 1909, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Millard, Utah, United States in 1920 and Delta, Millard, Utah, United States in 1930. She died on 21 November 1917, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Delta City Cemetery, Delta, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Lang Bunker
Maida Jane Wright
Marriage: 9 June 1909
Eulalia Bunker
Velma Bunker
Max William Bunker
Thora Bunker

Spouse and Children

9 June 1909
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 7

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 9

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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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Sources (3)

  • Maida J Bunker in household of William L Bunker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Maida J. Wright in household of George W. Wright, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Maida Wright in entry for Bunker, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"

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