Roger Dale Wright

23 November 1924–14 April 2003 (Age 78)
Merna, Custer, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Roger Dale

When Roger Dale Wright was born on 23 November 1924, in Merna, Custer, Nebraska, United States, his father, Frederick Stanton Wright, was 37 and his mother, Beryl Hannawald, was 33. He married Fern Lucille Shoopman on 2 May 1965, in Lander, Garowe, Nugaal, Somalia. He died on 14 April 2003, in Thermopolis, Hot Springs, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Monument Hill Cemetery, Thermopolis, Hot Springs, Wyoming, United States.

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Roger Dale Wright
Fern Lucille Shoopman
Marriage: 2 May 1965

Spouse and Children

2 May 1965
Lander, Garowe, Nugaal, Somalia

Parents and Siblings



    Berlin Wright


    Ruth L. Wright


    Dean Wright


    Boyd Wright


    Eugene R Wright


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1944 · Congress Passes the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Project

Age 20

The Flood Control Act of 1944 was passed and would later be called the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. It was named after the authors of the program Lewis A. Pick and William Glenn Sloan. It began as two separate plans but they both had the idea for an irrigation system that would help with the flooding of the Missouri River.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 21

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

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)

  • Roger Dale Wright in household of Fred S Wright, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roger D Wright in household of Fred S Wright, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Roger Dale Wright, "Nebraska, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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