Iva Mae Wright

27 March 1896–13 October 1961 (Age 65)
Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Iva Mae

When Iva Mae Wright was born on 27 March 1896, in Texas, United States, her father, John Henderson Wright, was 28 and her mother, Ada E. Baker, was 19. She married John Henry Lewter in 1914, in Smith, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Tarrant, Texas, United States in 1910 and Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 13 October 1961, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Lewter
Iva Mae Wright
Marriage: 1914
Johnny May Lewter
Henry Ivan Lewter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1914Smith, Texas, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 2
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered
    Age 5
    "Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
    1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York
    Age 18
    Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

    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 (12)

    • Iva M Wright in household of John H Wright, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Ivy May Wright in household of John H Wright, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Ivy May Lewter in household of J H Lewter, "United States Census, 1940"

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