Amos Michael Wright

15 March 1938–23 October 2012 (Age 74)
Bennington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States

The Life of Amos Michael

When Amos Michael Wright was born on 15 March 1938, in Bennington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, his father, William Grant Wright, was 28 and his mother, Julia Elizabeth Crane, was 25. He married Julia Annette Maycock on 18 July 1958, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 23 October 2012, in Pleasant View, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Amos Michael Wright
1938–2012
Julia Annette Maycock
1936–2015
Marriage: 18 July 1958
Douglas Michael Wright
1962–2015
Angela Kay Wright
1967–1979

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 July 1958
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
children

(2)

    Douglas Michael Wright

    Male1962–2015Male

    Female1967–1979Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1939 · Hill Air Force Base

Age 1

Named in honor of Major Ployer Peter Hill, Hill Field started as an ill-fated Air Mail experiment. Hoping to be located closer to the Salt Lake City area, the present-day site near Ogden was a clear favorite. In July 1939, Congress gave the green light for the establishment and construction of the Ogden Air Depot. Hill Field officially opened on 7 November 1940. Hill Field officially became Hill Air Force Base after World War II and continued to store and maintain warplanes during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Today the Air Force Base is still in service, but it also has an Aerospace Museum on site where many people visit each year to learn of its history in Northern Utah.
1941

Age 3

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 20

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

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.

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

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Story Highlight

Taught at Weber school district

35 years

Sources (3)

  • Amos Michael Wright, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Amos Michael Wright in household of William Grant Wright, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Amos Michael Wright in household of William Grant Wright, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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