William Wright

25 June 1896–28 January 1954 (Age 57)
Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States

The Life of William

William Wright was born on 25 June 1896, in Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States as the son of Baker. He married Marcella Landwehr on 5 May 1951, in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States. He died on 28 January 1954, in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

William Wright
1896–1954
Marcella Landwehr
1913–
Marriage: 5 May 1951

Spouse and Children

    Male1896–1954Male

    Marcella Landwehr

    Female1913–Female

MARRIAGE
5 May 1951
Riverside, Riverside, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Baker

    FemaleFemale

siblings

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 8

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 16

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • William H Wright, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • William Hield Wright, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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