Charlotte Wright

Brief Life History of Charlotte

When Charlotte Wright was born on 3 September 1877, in Cleveland, North Carolina, United States, her father, Peter Alonzo Wright, was 26 and her mother, Melvina Prewit, was 16. She had at least 3 sons and 5 daughters with Clarence Columbus Cook. She lived in Shelby, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States in 1920 and Township 9, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 23 December 1943, in Lawndale, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Saint Paul Baptist Church Cemetery, Casar, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clarence Columbus Cook
1878–1950
Charlotte Wright
1877–1943
Clem Zeno Cook
1899–1971
Clarence Andrew Cook
1901–1977
Della Leona Cook
1903–1968
McOvie Larn Cook Sr.
1905–1985
Minnie Estelle Cook
1907–1992
Artie Carena Cook
1911–1969
Sarah Iverbell Cook
1913–1990
Helen Ocio Cook
1919–2004

Sources (47)

  • Charlotte Cook in household of Columbus Cook, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Charlotte Wright - Government record: Death record or certificate: birth: 3 September 1877; Cleveland, North Carolina, United States
  • Charlotte Wright, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a craftsman or maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Middle English and Older Scots wriht, wright, wricht, writh, write (Old English wyrhta, wryhta) ‘craftsman’, especially ‘carpenter, joiner’. The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it often referred to a builder of windmills or watermills. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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