David Samuel Wright

Male26 September 1895–1 November 1997

Brief Life History of David Samuel

When David Samuel Wright was born on 26 September 1895, in Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Frank Lloyd Wright Sr, was 28 and his mother, Catherine Lee "Kitty" Tobin, was 24. He married Helen Willard about 1923, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Cicero, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 1 November 1997, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 102, and was buried in Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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David Samuel Wright
Helen Willard
Marriage: about 1923
David Lloyd Wright

Sources (28)

  • Samuel Wright, "United States Census, 1940"
  • David Wright, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • David Samuel Wright, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1923Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 1

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

    Age 2

    The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 28

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    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.

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