The Wrights of Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York, Connecticut:Information about William Carey Wright
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William Carey Wright (b. 02 Jan 1825, d. 06 Jun 1904)William Carey Wright (son of David Wright and Abigail Goddard)4230, 4230, 4230 was born 02 Jan 1825 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA4230, 4230, 4230, and died 06 Jun 1904 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA4230, 4230, 4230.He married (1) Permelia Holcomb on 04 Aug 1851 in Litchfield, Herkimer, NY, USA.He married (2) Anna Lloyd Jones on 17 Aug 1866 in Wyoming, Iowa County, WI, USA.
Notes for William Carey Wright:
For more on William Carey Wright, see "Frank Lloyd Frank, A Biography," Meryle Secrest, p. 49. (Eulogy of Lincoln, election as school superintendent.) Entered the practice of law in Hartford until his move to Wisconsin about 1858.
According to "Many Masks, A Life of Frank Lloyd Wright, p. 23:
" ... the son (Frank Lloyd Wright) gets his father's name wrong, calling him William Russell Carey Wright; there was no "Russell" in his name. (The mistake may have arisen as an echo of a family tradition to the effect that the Wrights were related to James Russell Lowell, which it appears they were not. The mistake could also have arisen from the fact that William had a brother named Russell.) The autobiography states that the father came from Hartford, Connecticut, implying that he was born there; in fact, he was born in Westfield, Massachusetts, in 1825, at a time when his father , the Reverend David Wright, was serving as a Baptist minister in that community, and he was named after the celebrated missionary to Indian, William Carey ... David Wright was later called to preach in Hartford, where he spent the rest of his life and where William spent a portion of his youth and early manhood. David Wright lived to the sufficiently remarkable age of ninety-three ..."
More About William Carey Wright and Permelia Holcomb:
Marriage: 04 Aug 1851, Litchfield, Herkimer, NY, USA.
More About William Carey Wright and Anna Lloyd Jones:
Marriage: 17 Aug 1866, Wyoming, Iowa County, WI, USA.
Children of William Carey Wright and Permelia Holcomb are:
- Charles William Wright, b. 17 May 1856, Hartford, CT, USA, d. 30 Apr 1930.
- George Irving Wright, b. 19 Aug 1858, East Hartford, CT, USA, d. 11 Apr 1934, Lincoln, NE, USA.
- Elizabeth Amelia Wright, b. 10 Jul 1860, Lone Rock, WI, USA, d. 03 Mar 1950, Belle Plain, IA, USA.
Children of William Carey Wright and Anna Lloyd Jones are:
- +Frank Lloyd Wright, b. 08 Jun 1867, Richland Center, Richland, Wisconsin, USA4230, d. 09 Apr 1959, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA4230.
- Mary Jane Wright, b. 26 Apr 1869, McGregor, IA, USA, d. 1953.
- Margaret Ellen Wright, b. 19 Jun 1877, Weymouth, MA, USA, d. 18 Apr 1966, NY, NY, USA.