Monday, October 06, 2008

Obituary : Chester Arthur "Mike" Wright (1896-1955)

Source : Alexandria Times-Tribune, June 21, 1955, page 1

"Mike" Wright, 58, Dies in Ohio; Rites Thursday

Chester (Mike) Wright, 58, well-known farmer near Alexandria, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday in University hospital, Columbus, Ohio where he was taken a few days ago. He had been ill for five months.

Mr. Wright lived on a farm on rural route 3 about 3 1/2 miles southwest of Alexandria.

He was born on the same farm on October 18, 1896, the son of John W. and Ellen Wright. He lived on this farm his entire life. He married Mamie Lawson in Alexandria in 1939.

Surviving besides the wife are two daughters, Mrs. June Harting of Elwood, and Miss Patricia Wright, at home; one brother, Virgil Wright, rural route 2, Alexandria; three grandchildren; and two uncles living in Alexandria, Charles and Ed Wright.

The body was taken to the Davis and Stricler Funeral Home, where friends will be received after 7 p.m. today.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Orestes Christian Church, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Raymond Miller, pastor. The body will be taken to the church at 9 a.m., an hour before the time of service.

Source : Alexandria Times-Tribune, June 22, 1955, page 1

Wright Funeral To Be Thursday

Funeral services for Chester (Mike) Wright will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Orestes Christian Church, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Raymond Miller, pastor.

Friends are now being received at the Davis and Stricler Funeral Home. They body will be taken to the church at 9 a.m., one hour before the time of the service.

Mr. Wright, a well-known farmer southwest of Alexandria, died at Columbus, Ohio. He was 58.

Source : Alexandria Times-Tribune, June 23, 1955, page 1.

"Mike" Wright Services Today

Funeral services for Chester (Mike) Wright (above) were held at 10 a.m. today at the Orestes Christian Church, conducted by the Rev. Raymond Miller, pastor.

Pallbearers were Harlon Scott, Gurney Scott, John Bangle, Warren Hicks, Ted Hosier and Lester Farmer.

Burial was in Park View cemetery. Davis and Stricler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Wright, a well-known farmer southwest of Alexandria, died at Columbus, Ohio, on Monday. He was 58.
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