Carol Lorraine Wright

24 October 1925–18 January 2007 (Age 81)
Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States

The Life of Carol Lorraine

When Carol Lorraine Wright was born on 24 October 1925, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, her father, Franklin Freeman Wright, was 34 and her mother, Luetta Edna Gibbons, was 21. She married Ray Lindsay Manges on 23 October 1945, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States. She died on 18 January 2007, in her hometown, at the age of 81, and was buried in Fir Lane Memorial Park, Spanaway, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Ray Lindsay Manges
Carol Lorraine Wright
Marriage: 23 October 1945

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23 October 1945
Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 15

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 22

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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)

  • Carol Wright in household of Chester A Wright, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Carol L Wright in household of Frank F Wright, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Carol Lorain Wright, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"

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