Evelyn Wright

15 August 1900–3 April 1989 (Age 88)
San Diego, San Diego, California, United States

The Life of Evelyn

When Evelyn Wright was born on 15 August 1900, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, her father, Leroy Augustus Wright, was 37 and her mother, Idaho Montana Heffleman, was 37. She married George C. Howard on 27 July 1921, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States. She died on 3 April 1989, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 88.

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George C. Howard
Evelyn Wright
Marriage: 27 July 1921

Spouse and Children

    George C. Howard



27 July 1921
San Diego, San Diego, California, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Lester Augustus Wright



World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 6

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 27

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

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)

  • Evelyn Wright in household of Leroy A Wright, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Evelyn Wright in household of Leroy A Wright, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Evelyn W Messenger in household of Ivan R Messenger, "United States Census, 1930"

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