Lee Roy Wright

10 May 1896–12 January 1953 (Age 56)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Lee Roy

Lee Roy Wright was born on 10 May 1896, in Missouri, United States. He married Sylvia Myrtle Jones on 11 February 1920, in Trenton, Grundy, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Neosho Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States in 1930 and Eminence Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 12 January 1953, in Coffey, Kansas, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Le Roy, Coffey, Kansas, United States.

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Lee Roy Wright
Sylvia Myrtle Jones
Marriage: 11 February 1920
Chester LaVerne Wright
Elsie E Wright
Leroy Wright Jr
Dorothy Beatrice Wright
Virginia Lee Wright

Spouse and Children

11 February 1920
Trenton, Grundy, Missouri, United States


World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 8

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 16

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Lee R Wright, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leeroy Wright, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lee R Wright in entry for Chester Laverne Wright, "Kansas, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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