Friday, September 26, 2008

Obituary : James Wright (1868-1936)

Source : Alexandria Times Tribune, Alexandria, Indiana, October 14, 1936, page 1.


Born South Of City And Had Lived Here All His Lifetime

James Wright, 68, who was born on a farm two miles south of Alexandria and who had lived in this community all of his life, died at 9:15 a.m. today at the family home at 515 South Wayne street after an extended illness with a complication of ailments.

The body was taken to the Davis & Stricler funeral home, and will be returned this evening to the Wright residence, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday. The minister who will have charge will be announced later. Interment will be in a local cemetery.

Mr. Wright was a son of the late Joseph and Rebecca Wright, and lived in the county south of Alexandria until eight years ago, when he and his wife retired from active farm duties and came to this city to live. Mrs. Wright was formerly Miss Carrie B. Hicks, and they were married 41 years last November.

She survives him, with four daughters, Mrs. Frances E. Sexton, Mrs. Olivia Jones, Mrs. Mabel Frees and Mrs. Helen McDermott, all living her, and five grandchildren.

He is also survived by three brothers, Charles Wright and John Wright, of Alexandria, and Edward E. Wright, of Fort Wayne. Mrs. Daisy Fox, of Delaware, O., is a surviving sister.

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