John Wallace Wright

3 June 1898–2 August 1936 (Age 38)
Morgan, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John Wallace

When John Wallace Wright was born on 3 June 1898, in Morgan, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Calvin Wright, was 26 and his mother, Emma Leslie, was 21. He married Gracie Lucinda Williams in 1921. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 4 Pine Grove, Rowan, Kentucky, United States in 1930. He died on 2 August 1936, at the age of 38, and was buried in Dixon Cemetery, Westwood, Boyd, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wallace Wright
Gracie Lucinda Williams
Marriage: 1921
Georgia Irene Wright
Calvin Frank Wright
Effie Rena Wright
Raymond Morrison Wright

Spouse and Children


    Gracie Lucinda Williams




    Georgia Irene Wright


    Calvin Frank Wright


    Effie Rena Wright


    Raymond Morrison Wright


Parents and Siblings




    Amos Jasper Wright


    Albert Melvin Wright


    Doshie Lee Wright


    Charlie Coon Wright


World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 2

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 11

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • John W Wright, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John W Wright in household of William Wright, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wallace Wright in household of Cal Wright, "United States Census, 1920"

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