Mary Marie Wright

29 September 1920–24 November 2010 (Age 90)
Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States

The Life of Mary Marie

When Mary Marie Wright was born on 29 September 1920, in Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States, her father, Anthony Kane Wright, was 29 and her mother, Eliza Jane Smith, was 25. She married Robert B Conant on 7 November 1938, in Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States. She lived in Fort Fairfield, Aroostook, Maine, United States in 1940. She died on 24 November 2010, in Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States.

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Robert B Conant
Mary Marie Wright
Marriage: 7 November 1938

Spouse and Children

    Robert B Conant



7 November 1938
Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Anthony Kane Wright


    Eliza Jane Smith





    Hadley Henry Wright


    Laura Agnes Wright


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1928 · Camden Public Library is Opened

Age 8

The citizens of Camden, Maine had voted (in 1896) to establish a free public library in the town. The land for the library to be built on was donated by Mary Louise Curtis Bok in 1916. After years of fundraising and construction, the cornerstone was finally laid on August 17, 1927. The library opened on June 11, 1928. The library remains open to this day, and is now considered a National Historic Landmark.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Marie Conant in household of Robert Conant, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Marie, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Marie Wright, "Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996"

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