Mary Wilhelmina Trapp

18 February 1877–5 January 1926 (Age 48)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Wilhelmina

When Mary Wilhelmina Trapp was born on 18 February 1877, in Illinois, United States, her father, Christian Trapp, was 28 and her mother, Magdalena Waller, was 25. She married Joseph Robert Wright on 26 February 1896, in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and Election Precinct 4, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 5 January 1926, in Garfield, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Robert Wright
Mary Wilhelmina Trapp
Marriage: 26 February 1896
Robert Ronald Wright
Elita Rowena Wright
Joseph Orville Wright
Renee Wright

Spouse and Children

26 February 1896
West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 8

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 15

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a trapper, from a derivative of Middle English trapp ‘trap’.2 German: nickname for a stupid person, from Middle High German trappe ‘bustard’ (of Slavic origin).3 German: topographic name for someone living by a step-like feature in the terrain, from Middle Low German treppe, trappe ‘step’, or by a flight of steps, standard German Treppe.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Minnie Wright in household of Robert Wright, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mina Trapp in household of Christian Trapp, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Minnie Wright in household of Joseph R. Wright, "United States Census, 1900"

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