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.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Leo Harrison? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Leo Harrison Wright
1888–1967
Mary Alma Eskue
1893–1969
Marriage: 4 August 1910
Helen Wright
1911–1911
Mary Harrison Wright
1915–1983

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 August 1910Van Zandt, Texas, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Wrights
    Wrightsman
    Cartwright
    Wrightson
    Right
    McWright
    Wrightman

    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"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.