Eleanor Louise Wright

29 June 1913–27 July 1997 (Age 84)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Eleanor Louise

When Eleanor Louise Wright was born on 29 June 1913, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Samuel William Wright, was 36 and her mother, Eleanor Louise Cottrell, was 31. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 27 July 1997, at the age of 84, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel William Wright
1876–1931
Eleanor Louise Cottrell
1881–1947
Zoe May
1905–1905
Zelda Francis Wright
1906–1980
Thea Isabell Wright
1909–1986
Ethel Clyde Wright
1911–1982
Eleanor Louise Wright
1913–1997
Gertrude Sarah Wright
1916–2001
Florence June Wright
1919–2003
Robert Worth Wright
1921–2007
Frank Raphael Wright
1923–2008
Donald Eames Wright
1926–1948

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch

Age 3

The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Eleanor Louis Wright in household of Eleanor Louise Cottrell, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Louise Wright in household of Samual Wright, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Louise Wright in household of Samuel Wright, "United States Census, 1920"

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