Margaret Alice Wright

29 March 1918–11 July 1995 (Age 77)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Margaret Alice

When Margaret Alice Wright was born on 29 March 1918, in New York City, New York, United States, her father, James Thomas Wright, was 25 and her mother, Arlene Amelia McCarthy, was 22. She had at least 2 sons with George Edward Martin. She died on 11 July 1995, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States, at the age of 77.

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George Edward Martin
Margaret Alice Wright
John Edward Martin
John Martin

Spouse and Children



    John Edward Martin


    John Martin


Parents and Siblings

    James Thomas Wright


    Arlene Amelia McCarthy




    James Wright Jr.



    George Wright


World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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 (2)

  • Margaret Wright in household of James Wright, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Margaret A Bixby, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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