When Troy Curtis Wright was born on 20 August 1929, his father, William Ervin Wright, was 49 and his mother, Rhoda Catherine Mangum, was 43. He lived in Bryant Township, Saline, Arkansas, United States in 1940 and Saline Township, Saline, Arkansas, United States in 1950. He died on 29 May 1999, at the age of 69, and was buried in Saline, Arkansas, United States.
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.