Thursday, September 18, 2008

Obituary : Dorothy Wright (1837-1926)

Thanks to the Anderson, Indiana Public Library, I was able to obtain the obituaries of Dorothy (Palmer) Wright, the second wife of my maternal 3rd-great grandfather. The 1900 census stated that she was born June 1837 in Pennsylvania, the 1910 census stated she was born in Ohio, yet these obituaries give even more clues to check out. One interesting note is that her sisters were living in Brown County, Ohio, which is where her husband, Joseph Wright, was from. Perhaps they knew each other previously or he went back to Brown County to find a wife after the death of his first wife, Rebecca Heaton.

Source : Anderson Daily Bulletin, Friday, March 5, 1926, page 7.

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy P. Wright, age 78, widow of the late Josehp [sic] Wright, well known resident of this community, who died of infirmities of old age at the family home, two and one-half miles southwest of the city, at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, will be held at 2 p.m. at the home, in the charge of the Rev. George W. Winfrey. Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. During the winter Mrs. Wright had been ill most of the time. For the last three weeks she was bedfast. She was the daughter of George and Mary Palmer, natives of West Virginia. She was born in Parkersburg, W. Va., June 27, 1847. When a small girl she moved to Ohio. On April 9, 1891, she was married to Joseph Wright in Anderson. Shortly after her marriage she moved to the old home place near here where she lived for 35 years. Mr. Wright died six years ago. The surviving relatives are one step-daughter, Mrs. Thomas Fox, of near Pendleton; four step-sons, John, Charles and James, of near Alexandria, and Edward, of Columbia City, Ind. Two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Wardlow, of Mount Orab, Ohio, Mrs. Sarah Peddicord of Georgetown, Ohio and eighteen grandchildren survive also.



Source : Anderson Daily Bulletin, Saturday, March 6, 1926, page 10.

Near Alexandria

Alexandria, Ind. March 6 - The funeral of Mrs. Dorothy P. Wright was held at 2 p.m. today at the family home, two and one half miles southwest of the city, in charge of the Rev. G.W. Winfrey, and internment followed at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mrs. Wright had been a resident of the country southwest of the city for 35 years and was well known.


Source : Anderson Herald, Friday, March 5, 1926, page 9.



Mrs. Wright Dead.


Mrs.Dorothy P. Wright, age 78, died at 1:30 p.m. today at her home two and one half miles southwest of the city. She had been in ill health for several months and bedfast for the past three weeks. She was the widow of Joseph Wright, who died six years ago, to whom she was married 36 years ago in Anderson. She was a native of Ohio. Surviving are one stepdaughter, Mrs. Thomas Fox of Pendleton, four stepsons, John, Charles and James Wright of near Alexandria, and Edward Wright of Columbia City. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the home in charge of the Rev. George W. Winfrey, with burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.



Source : Alexandria Times-Tribune, Friday, March 5, 1926, page 1.

MRS. JOS. WRIGHT PIONEER WOMAN, IS CALLED HOME

Mrs. Dorothy P. Wright, aged 78 years, 9 months and 5 - days, for many years a resident of this community, passed away at her home two and one half miles southwest of the city at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, of infirmities of old age. She is the widow of the late Joseph Wright, and had a wide circle of acquaintances.


Mrs. Wright was a daughter of George and Mary Palmer, and was born in Parkersburg, W.Va., June 27, 1847, coming with her parents to Ohio when a small girl. She was united in marriage to Joseph Wright April 9, 1891, in Anderson, moving to the old homeplace where she has resided for the last 35 years. Her husband passed away six years ago last September.


Surviving are one step-daughter, Mrs. Thomas Fox, of near Pendleton; four step-sons, John, Charles and James near this city, and Edward, of Columbia City, Indiana; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Wardlow of Mt. Orab, Ohio and Mrs. Sarah Peddicord of Georgetown, Ohio, and eighteen grandchildren.


The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family home with Rev. G.W. Winfrey in charge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.


Source : Alexandria Times Tribune, Monday, March 8, 1926, page 1.

FUNERAL OF MRS. WRIGHT ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON


The funeral services of Mrs. Dorothy Wright were held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the home two and one half miles southwest of the city. The home was filled to overflowing with friends and relatives to pay their last respects to this well known woman. Rev. G.W. Winfrey, having charge of the services, selected for his text, 1st Sam.1-3, "There is but a step between me and death." The flower carriers were Olive Wright, Louise Wright, Mabel Wright and Zelma Ruth Wright. Pallbearers were Virgil Wright, Charles Sexton, George Hardcastle, Fred Wright, Jack McDermitt and Carl Brown. The singers, Mrs. Girtha Auler and Mrs. Audrey Cripe, sang "Shall We Meet", "Take the name of Jesus with you," and "When they ring the Golden Bells for you and me." Burial was in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

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