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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Family Time Line

Harry Louis Wright
1903–1954
Gladys Laverne Ward
1902–1995
Florance Laverne Wright
1925–2001
Harry Paul Wright
Margorie Wright
Jeanette Lucille Wright
1927–2020
Jenette Wright
1928–
Louis Edwin Wright
1930–2010
Melvin Cannon Wright
1931–1996
Betty Louise Wright
1934–2013
Robert Earl Wright
1937–1957
James Benton Wright
1939–2002

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World Events (8)

1932

Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1932

Age 1

Los Angeles, California, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 18

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

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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