John Rudy Wright

2 October 1846–5 October 1927 (Age 81)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of John Rudy

When John Rudy Wright was born on 2 October 1846, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Abraham Reister Wright Sr, was 35 and his mother, Mary Ann Brockerman, was 30. He married Susannah Bithell on 12 July 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 5 October 1927, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Rudy Wright
1846–1927
Josephine E Bradeson
1856–1937
Marriage: 20 April 1875
LeRoy Rudy Wright
1875–1933
Leon Bertram Wright
1878–1907

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 April 1875Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1848
    Age 2
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1863
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 22
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name for a craftsman or maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Middle English and Older Scots wriht, wright, wricht, writh, write (Old English wyrhta, wryhta) ‘craftsman’, especially ‘carpenter, joiner’. The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it often referred to a builder of windmills or watermills. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Wrights
    Wrightsman
    Cartwright
    Wrightson
    Right
    McWright
    Wrightman

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    BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN RUDY WRIGHT

    John Rudy Wright was born on 2 October 1846 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Abraham Reister and Mary Ann Brockerman Wright. He was the sixth of nine children, three girls and six boys. …

    Sources (20)

    • John Wright in entry for Leon Bertrand Wright, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • J R Wright in household of William B Wright, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Rudy Wright, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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