Ethel Wright

11 April 1889–1 April 1985 (Age 95)
Delaware Township, Hamilton, Indiana, United States

The Life of Ethel

When Ethel Wright was born on 11 April 1889, in Delaware Township, Hamilton, Indiana, United States, her father, Richard Meredith Wright, was 27 and her mother, Adella Jane Griest, was 25. She lived in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Dudley Township, Henry, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died on 1 April 1985, in Newport, New Garden Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Fountain City, New Garden Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Meredith Wright
Adella Jane Griest
Elsie Wright
Russell Nebinger Wright
Ethel Wright
Carroll Ellis Wright
Stella Wright

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Meredith Wright





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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 17

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 27

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.

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)

  • Ethel Wright, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ethel Wright in household of Mary E Gobe, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ethel Wright in household of Mary E Goves, "United States Census, 1940"

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