Leo Harrison Wright

25 January 1888–7 July 1967 (Age 79)
Wills Point, Van Zandt, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Leo Harrison

When Leo Harrison Wright was born on 25 January 1888, in Wills Point, Van Zandt, Texas, United States, his father, Edwin Earl Wright, was 39 and his mother, Martha A. Sadler, was 27. He married Mary Alma Eskue on 4 August 1910, in Van Zandt, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Van Zandt, Texas, United States in 1900 and Van Zandt, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 7 July 1967, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Leo Harrison Wright
Mary Alma Eskue
Marriage: 4 August 1910
Helen Wright
Mary Harrison Wright

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 August 1910Van Zandt, Texas, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 2
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company
    Age 6
    Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 21
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name for a craftsman or maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Middle English and Older Scots wriht, wright, wricht, writh, write (Old English wyrhta, wryhta) ‘craftsman’, especially ‘carpenter, joiner’. The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it often referred to a builder of windmills or watermills. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Harry Wright, "United States Census, 1920"
    • L. H. Wright, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
    • Leo Harrison Wright, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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