Lee Wright

10 November 1878–4 April 1954 (Age 75)
Walthall, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Lee

Lee Wright was born on 10 November 1878, in Walthall, Mississippi, United States. He married Josephine Josie Schneider on 2 June 1903, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 April 1954, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lee Wright
1878–1954
Josephine Josie Schneider
1882–
Marriage: 2 June 1903
John Leo Wright
1904–1977
Francis James Wright
1907–1973

Spouse and Children

    Male1878–1954Male

    Josephine Josie Schneider

    Female1882–Female

MARRIAGE
2 June 1903
Jefferson, Alabama, United States
children

(2)

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 17

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

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.

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)

  • Lee Wright, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lee Wright, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lee Wright, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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