Melvin Cannon Wright

4 September 1931–7 July 1996 (Age 64)
Dixie, Caddo, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Melvin Cannon

When Melvin Cannon Wright was born on 4 September 1931, in Dixie, Caddo, Louisiana, United States, his father, Harry Louis Wright, was 28 and his mother, Gladys Laverne Ward, was 28. He lived in Ward One, Caddo, Louisiana, United States in 1940. He died on 7 July 1996, in United States, at the age of 64.

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Harry Louis Wright
Gladys Laverne Ward
Florance Laverne Wright
Harry Paul Wright
Margorie Wright
Jeanette Lucille Wright
Jenette Wright
Louis Edwin Wright
Melvin Cannon Wright
Betty Louise Wright
Robert Earl Wright
James Benton Wright

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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)

  • M C Wright in household of H L Wright, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Melvin Cannon Wright in entry for James Or Goat Benton Wright, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Melvin Cannon Wright - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Melvin Cannon Wright

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