Emogene Eleanor Wright

5 February 1928–29 August 2010 (Age 82)
Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio, United States

The Life of Emogene Eleanor

When Emogene Eleanor Wright was born on 5 February 1928, in Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio, United States, her father, Emery Wright, was 27 and her mother, Ethel Mae Compton, was 21. She married John Frederick Bumpus on 8 February 1947, in Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, United States. She lived in Clinton Township, Knox, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 29 August 2010, in Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Brandon Cemetery, Brandon, Miller Township, Knox, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Frederick Bumpus
Emogene Eleanor Wright
Marriage: 8 February 1947

Spouse and Children

8 February 1947
Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Ethel Mae Compton




    Elizabeth B Wright


    Evelyn Ruth Wright



World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 3

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Age 22

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

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)

  • Imogene Wright in household of Emery Wright, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emogene E Wright in household of Emory Wright, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emogene Wright in entry for John Emory Bumpus and Martha Jean Barry, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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