Harriet Lavina Wright

8 February 1857–April 1937 (Age 80)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Harriet Lavina

When Harriet Lavina Wright was born on 8 February 1857, in Iowa, United States, her father, John Wright, was 45 and her mother, Mary Jane Bridges, was 36. She married Edward Coke Currey on 21 July 1885, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Washington Township, Des Moines, Iowa, United States in 1860. She died in April 1937, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Coke Currey
1846–1904
Harriet Lavina Wright
1857–1937
Marriage: 21 July 1885
Mildred Wright Currey
1890–1958
Edward Brooks Currey
1895–1959
Gordon Bridges Currey
1895–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 July 1885
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States
children

(3)

    Mildred Wright Currey

    Female1890–1958Female

    Male1895–1959Male

    Gordon Bridges Currey

    Male1895–Male

Parents and Siblings

    John Wright

    Male1811–1876Male

    Mary Jane Bridges

    Female1820–1902Female

siblings

(9)

    Eli Green Wright

    Male1841–1919Male

    Sarah E. Wright

    Female1843–1888Female

    Milton Wright

    Male1845–1928Male

    Jeanette Wright

    Female1847–Female

    Cassandra Wright

    Female1849–1914Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 10

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

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.

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)

  • Hattie T. Wright in household of Mary J. Wright, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Harriet Wright in household of John Wright, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Harriet Wright in household of John Wright, "United States Census, 1860"

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