William Richard Wright

5 March 1866–15 March 1955 (Age 89)
Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William Richard

When William Richard Wright was born on 5 March 1866, in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Wright, was 22 and his mother, Sarah Wakelin, was 24. He had at least 4 daughters with Emma Bird. He lived in Coventry St Michael, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Wilmslow, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901. He died on 15 March 1955, in Mission 1, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 89.

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William Richard Wright
Emma Bird
Gertrude Wright
Amy Wright
Nellie Wright
Gladys Wright

Spouse and Children



    Gertrude Wright


    Amy Wright


    Nellie Wright


    Gladys Wright


Parents and Siblings

    Richard Wright


    Sarah Wakelin





    Emily Wright


    Amy Wright


    Hellen Selina Wright


    Sarah Ann Wright


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Age 18

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 38

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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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Sources (3)

  • Willie Richard Wright, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Willie R Wright in household of Richard Wright, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Willie Richard Wright in household of Richard Wright, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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