George Francis Wright, 18571940 (aged 83 years)

George Francis /Wright/
Given names
George Francis
Birth February 24, 1857 32 33
MarriageMaria Suemela May StoopsView this family

Birth of a brotherDavid William Wright
May 20, 1860 (aged 3 years)
Birth of a sisterClara Ellen Wright
March 1, 1863 (aged 6 years)
Birth of a brotherJames W. Wright
July 16, 1863 (aged 6 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJoseph E C Durgan
March 25, 1866 (aged 9 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherJudiah Nancy Rowland
September 5, 1871 (aged 14 years)
Marriage of a parentStephen A. WrightNancy FitzgeraldView this family
October 1, 1875 (aged 18 years)
Death of a motherEmily B. Durgin
February 26, 1876 (aged 19 years)
Birth of a sonGeorge Wesley Wright
February 1879 (aged 21 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherDavid Wright
May 1880 (aged 23 years)
Birth of a sonJames W. Wright
December 12, 1880 (aged 23 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherElecta Leticia Eastman
after 1880 (aged 22 years)

Birth of a daughterMarian Frances Wright
1882 (aged 24 years)

Death of a daughterMarian Frances Wright
1882 (aged 24 years)

Birth of a sonStephen Grover Wright
March 24, 1887 (aged 30 years)
Birth of a sonGlen Mason Wright
November 6, 1889 (aged 32 years)
Birth of a sonOrville Bancroft Wright
December 4, 1892 (aged 35 years)
Birth of a daughterNina May Wright
April 22, 1895 (aged 38 years)
Death of a brotherSteven Wright
1906 (aged 48 years)

Marriage of a childStephen Grover WrightElsie May StarrView this family
February 14, 1910 (aged 52 years)

Marriage of a childOrville Bancroft WrightAusta Bernice AmesView this family
1913 (aged 55 years)

Marriage of a childGlen Mason WrightGladys Irene JonesView this family
June 12, 1915 (aged 58 years)
Death of a sonStephen Grover Wright
September 1, 1918 (aged 61 years)
Cause: Drowning
Death of a sisterClara Ellen Wright
July 10, 1928 (aged 71 years)
Death of a brotherAlonzo Orville Wright
February 21, 1929 (aged 71 years)

Death of a wifeMaria Suemela May Stoops
August 1, 1934 (aged 77 years)
Death of a fatherStephen A. Wright

Burial of a motherEmily B. Durgin

Death May 7, 1940 (aged 83 years)
Family with parents
Birth: 1825 21 21New York, USA
Death: Clark Co., Washington, USA
Birth: January 14, 1824 34 25New York, USA
Death: February 26, 1876Washougal, Washington, USA
Marriage MarriageSeptember 12, 1845Boone, Illinois, USA
5 years
elder brother
6 years
-9 years
elder brother
14 years
younger brother
Birth: May 20, 1860 35 36Iowa, USA
Death: August 11, 1945Washougal, Washington, USA
3 years
younger sister
Birth: March 1, 1863 38 39Iowa, USA
Death: July 10, 1928Camas, Clark Co., Washington, USA
5 months
younger brother
Birth: July 16, 1863 38 39Iowa, USA
Death: May 13, 1945Washougal, Washington, USA
Father’s family with Nancy Fitzgerald
Birth: 1825 21 21New York, USA
Death: Clark Co., Washington, USA
Marriage MarriageOctober 1, 1875Washougal, Washington, USA
Father’s family with Ruth Wintler
Birth: 1825 21 21New York, USA
Death: Clark Co., Washington, USA
Birth: November 1878 48 54Vancouver, Washington, USA
Death: August 31, 1951Vancouver, Washington, USA
Marriage Marriage
Family with Maria Suemela May Stoops
Marriage Marriage
Newspaper clip Glen Wright.jpg
Birth: November 6, 1889 32 28Republic Co., Kansas, USA
Death: February 8, 1973Longview, Washington, USA
-9 years
James Wright 1930.jpg
Birth: December 12, 1880 23 19Kansas, USA
Death: August 1974Glendale, Los Angeles, California, USA
15 years
Nina Wright 1930.jpg
Birth: April 22, 1895 38 33Concordia, Kansas, USA
Death: November 15, 1990Washougal, Washington, USA
-2 years
Orville Wright 1930.jpg
Birth: December 4, 1892 35 31Kansas, USA
Death: April 14, 1952Washougal, Washington, USA
-6 years
Birth: March 24, 1887 30 25Kansas, USA
Death: September 1, 1918Washougal, Washington, USA
-8 years
George Wesley Wright 1930.jpg
Birth: February 1879 21 17Butler County, Iowa, USA
4 years
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THE GEORGE WESLEY WRIGHT FAMILY The parents of George Wesley Wright, born 1879, were George F. Wright and May L. Stoops Wright. They came to Kansas from Butler County, Iowa, settling in the Grace Hill area south of Belleville.

The parents of Clare Ethel Lewis, Chester Lewis and Sophrania Hall Lewis, came to Kansas from Indiana. For a good many years the Chester Lewis family lived on their homestead, the SE4 of Section 24 south of the "48" schoolhouse. Ejner Larson now owns this farm. Mr. Lewis had a blacksmith shop on the corner of the farm, one of the first in the Township.

Mrs. Bert Ainsworth is Mrs. Wesley Wright's sister and W. A. Lewis is her brother. George Wesley Wright was born in 1879 in Butler County, Iowa. Clare Ethel Lewis Wright was born 1878, Concordia, Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Wright reared five children, Vera Maude born 1902, married Charles K. Campbell; Merle Everett born 1904, married Winona Perl Whitebread; Vernon Otis, born 1905, married Sarah Louisa Gile; Aldine Frances, born 1910, married Melvin Hillery; Donald La Roy, born 1913, married Vivian Tiller.

Vera Maude and Charles K. Campbell's children are: Harold Lee, Richard Dean, Carolyn Marlene, Ronald Eugene, and Lois Beth. Merle Everett and Winona Pearl Wright have one daughter, Janet Ruth Wright. Frances Aldine and Melvin Hillery have a son Milton Clair, and one daughter, Mari Eloise Hillery. Donald La Roy and Vivian Wright have one daughter, Linette Arlene Wright. All of Mr. and Mrs. George Wesley Wright's children were born in Republic County.

Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Wright moved to Norway from Sherdahl, Kansas in 1906. They then had Vera, Merle and Vernon. He went into the hardware business and had a livery at the same time. Some years later he sold the hardware store and in about 1902 or 1903 he built the hotel which he managed and the family lived there. Later a garage and implement building were added north of the hotel. These buildings were all north of the hotel. Mr. Wright sold Fords and Chevrolets while he was in the garage. The hotel was later rented so he could devote all his time to selling cars. The Wrights bought the B. B. Medlin property in the south part of Norway and the family lived there a number of years.

In 1918, they moved to a farm now occupied by George Barleen. They recall a fire in 1920 that destroyed the hardware store, the hotel, and garage. They lived on the farm for about six years. They then moved back to Norway and went into the grocery business. Cecil Dickerhoof now owns this building and has a grocery store there. Mr. Wright was in the grocery business until he built the hardware building now owned and run by Loren Hedstrom. He kept the hardware business until 1941 when he sold the implement part to Vernon. Merle worked at the hardware store during two different periods. From 1929 until 1931 and again from 1938 to 1942. George Wright bought the farm just south of the "48" School, the pioneer home of the Chester Lewis family. With help, he farmed and continued the hardware business in Norway. Ill health forced him to sell the hardware a little later and Joe Ptaschek bought the building and stock and continued the business. Mr. Wright died in Concordia, Kansas, July 28, 1945.

Donald Wright operated a service station for several years during the thirties, on the corner north of the hardware building.

Ver, Merle, and Vernon were born at Sherdahl; Aldine and Donald at Norway. By Winona Wright