Joseph Wright

29 October 1929–11 December 1986 (Age 57)
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Wright was born on 29 October 1929, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, Joseph Richard Wright, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Laverne Crow, was 19. He died on 11 December 1986, in Wright City, Warren, Missouri, United States, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Richard Wright
1889–1953
Elizabeth Laverne Crow
1910–2002
Joseph Wright
1929–1986
Norma June Wright
1932–2003

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World Events (8)

1931

Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 2

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 16

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

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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