Roy Ulysses Bright

21 May 1898–1964 (Age 65)
Orchard Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States

The Life of Roy Ulysses

When Roy Ulysses Bright was born on 21 May 1898, in Orchard Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States, his father, Ulysses Sampson Bright, was 34 and his mother, Mary Jane Borland, was 30. He lived in Fairfield, Wayne, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Benton Township, Crawford, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died in 1964, in Leasburg, Crawford, Missouri, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Leasburg, Crawford, Missouri, United States.

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Ulysses Sampson Bright
Mary Jane Borland
Laura Fern Bright
Arta Bright
Sadie Bright
Anna Mae Bright
Martha Ethel Bright
Everett Edgar Bright
Roy Ulysses Bright
Edna Bertha Bright
Basil Earl Bright
Della L Bright

Parents and Siblings

    Ulysses Sampson Bright


    Mary Jane Borland




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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 6

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 18

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English nickname or personal name, meaning ‘bright’, ‘fair’, ‘pretty’, from Old English beorht ‘bright’, ‘shining’.2 English: from a short form of any of several Old English personal names of which beorht was the first element, such as Beorhthelm ‘bright helmet’. Compare Bert .3 Americanized form of German Brecht .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Roy Bright, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roy Bright in household of Basil Bright, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Roy Bright in household of Ulyses Bright, "United States Census, 1920"

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