Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Virgil was born July 6, 1894 in Madison Co., IN and died March 25, 1972 in Madison Co., IN. He was the son of John William and Ellen (King) Wright. Virgil married Edna Muriel Pierce on June 19, 1915 in Alexandria, Madison Co., IN.
This photograph of Gloria Wright, with parents William Lee and Bonnie Mae (Lambertson) Wright, appeared on the front page of the Alexandria, IN Time-Tribune on Tuesday, May 31, 1960. Gloria was recognized for obtaining the Curved Bar, the highest award given in the Girl Scouts.
JOSEPH WRIGH DIES AT COUNTRY HOME SOUTH CITY
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.
This undated photograph shows my maternal great-grandfather, Virgil Lee Wright with uncle Lawrence Spence. Lawrence was an uncle by marriage, being married to Jessie (Pennisten) Spence, the aunt of Virgil's wife, Edna Muriel (Pierce) Wright
Monday, July 07, 2008
This photo postcard shows brothers Chester Arthur and Virgil Lee Wright, sons of John William and Ellen (King) Wright. The postcard appears to have been sent by their cousin Fred Wright. Unfortunately, I cannot make out the postmark to get the exact date.
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Saturday, July 05, 2008
This undated photograph shows my maternal greataunt, Barbara Wright, on her horse, which appears to be named "Babe", from the writing on the top of the photograph.
Barbara was the daughter of Virgil Lee and Edna Muriel (Pierce) Wright.
This undated photograph of my maternal great-grandfather Virgil Lee Wright shows him looking his best. The film appears to be from the same roll as the photos at his wife's funeral, so I wonder if that is when this photo was taken.
This undated photograph shows a Wright family gathering. In the front row, kneeling are Barbara Wright and Terry Wright. In the second row are Edna (Pierce) Wright, Bonnie (Lambertson) Wright, Clara (Wright) High and John High. In the third row are Virgil Wright and William Wright.
This undated photograph is of my maternal great-grandmother, Edna Muriel "Peach" (Pierce) Wright (1897-1968).
Edna was the daughter of William Francis and Clara (Pennisten) Pierce.
Friday, July 04, 2008
This photograph was taken in June 1965 at a celebration honoring the 50th wedding anniversary of Virgil Lee and Edna Muriel (Pierce) Wright. They are pictured here with their children.
(L-R) Clara Ellen (Wright) High, Virgil Lee Wright, William Lee Wright, Edna Muriel (Pierce) Wright, Barbara Lou (Wright) Webster.
Virgil Lee Wright and Edna Muriel Pierce were married on June 19, 1915 in Alexandria, Madison Co., IN.
This undated photograph is of Terry Wright, holding sister Gloria Wright, along with cousin Charlie High. With the Christmas tree in the background, this photo must be taken around December 1947.
This undated photograph at a family gathering shows John High, Clara Ellen (Wright) High, Bonnie (Lambertson) Wright, William Wright. Clara Ellen is holding son, Charlie High, and Bonnie is holding daughter Gloria Wright. In the front is Terry Wright.
This undated photograph appears to be a birthday celebration for Clara Ellen (Wright) High. If you look closely at the cake, you can make out "Happy Birthday Clara Ellen."
In the photo, from back row, left to right, are Virgil Wright, Clara Ellen High, Edna Wright. In the front are Clara Ellen's children, Charlie and Phil High.
This undated photo is of sisters Clara Ellen Wright and Barbara Lou Wright. Just after the tear, you can make out the word "church", and it does appear to be a Sunday morning "going to church"-type of photograph.
Clara Ellen and Barbara Lou were my maternal great-aunts, the daughters of Virgil Lee and Edna Muriel (Pierce) Wright.
Funeral photos of my maternal great-grandmother, Edna Muriel (Pierce) Wright. The photos are undated, but her she passed away on March 3, 1968, a Sunday, and the funeral was held on Wednesday, according to her obituary in the Alexandria Times-Tribune.