Audrey Wright

15 July 1918–27 March 2009 (Age 90)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Audrey

When Audrey Wright was born on 15 July 1918, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Allison Wright Sr., was 39 and her mother, Minnie May Mcgowan, was 30. She married Werton Mankin on 1 January 1938, in Washington, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Elco, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. She died on 27 March 2009, in Fredericktown, East Bethlehem Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 90.

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Werton Mankin
Audrey Wright
Marriage: 1 January 1938

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1 January 1938
Washington, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • Audrey Right in household of John Right, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Audrey Mankin in household of Werton Mankin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mrs Audrey Mankin, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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