Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Obituary : Joseph Wright (1838-1919)

From: Alexandria, IN Times-Tribune, September 16, 1919


Well-Known Farmer of Madison County Expires This Afternoon After Illness of Heart Trouble - Was Oldest Member of Masonic Lodge Here

Joseph Wright, age eighty nine years, one of the best known farmers in Madison county, expired this afternoon at 12:40 o'clock, following an extended illness of heart trouble, at the home two miles south of Alexandria.
The funeral service will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home, in charge of the local lodge of Masons and burial will follow in the Odd Fellow cemetery here.
The surviving relatives are the wife, Mrs. Dorothy Wright, four sons, James, Charles, and John, all residing in this vicinity, and Edward Wright, of Columbia City, and one daughter, Mrs. Daisy Fox, of Anderson. Eighteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.
Mr. Wright came to Madison county as early as 1865 from Brown county Ohio. He settled on a farm south of the city, where he resided for a long number of years.
At the time of his death, Mr. Wright was the oldest member of the Alexandria lodge of Masons and that order will have full charge of the last sad rites on Thursday afternoon.

From : Alexandria Times-Tribune, September 18, 1919

Body of Joseph Wright Laid to Rest Today

With a large number of friends and relatives in attendance, the funeral of Joseph Wright, well known Monroe township farmer, who lived just south of the city for a great number of years, was conducted this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home, in charge of the local lodge of Masons. The pallbearers were : Dr. A.E. Harlan, Dr. O.S. Coffin, V. Free, Riley Perry and George Kelly. Rev. George Winfrey preached the funeral service and burial followed in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

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