Jon Weston Norris Wright

18 June 1932–2 July 2009 (Age 77)
Adel, Dallas, Iowa, United States

The Life of Jon Weston Norris

When Jon Weston Norris Wright was born on 18 June 1932, in Adel, Dallas, Iowa, United States, his father, Dr Doyce Weston Wright, was 31 and his mother, Veva Madaline Norris, was 32. He died on 2 July 2009, in Darien, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 77.

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Dr Doyce Weston Wright
Veva Madaline Norris
Jon Weston Norris Wright

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World Events (8)

1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 2

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 3

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.
1954 · First Atomic Submarine Launched

Age 22

The USS Nautilus was launched from Groton, Connecticut. It was the first nuclear-powered submarine in the Navy. 

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 (2)

  • Jon Weston Noris Wright, Jr, "Iowa, Church and Civil Births and Baptisms, 1837-1987"
  • John Weston Norris Wright, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"

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