Thursday, October 29, 2009

Edna Muriel (Pierce) Wright (1897-1968)

Edna Muriel "Peach" (PIERCE) WRIGHT was my maternal great-grandmother, the wife of Virgil Lee WRIGHT. So far, I have not been able to uncover exactly why she was known as "Peach".

The following facts about Edna's life are known:
  • Birth: She was born February 16, 1897 in Madison County, Indiana, the daughter of William Francis and Clara (PENNISTEN) PIERCE.
  • Census: 1900 - she is living in the household of William Pierce in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana
  • Census: 1910 - she is living in the household of W.F. Pierce in Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana
  • Graduation: she graduated June 22, 1913 from Lafayette Township Schools in Madison County, Indiana
  • Marriage: She married Virgil Lee WRIGHT on June 19, 1915 in Madison County, Indiana. Will post a copy of her marriage license in a later post.
  • Census: 1920 - she is living in the household of Virgil Wright in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana
  • Census: 1930 - she is living in the household of Virgil Wright in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana
  • Death: Edna died March 3, 1968 of a pulmonary edema and congestive heart failure at Community Hospital in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana.
The following facts need further research and/or documentation to complete my research:
  • Birth: Although I have her birthdate from other sources, I've never managed to obtain an official birth certificate from the Madison County Health Department. There also is some confusion as to whether she was born on the 7th or the 16th of February, as I have seen both dates given.
  • Obituary: I have her obituary from the Alexandria Times-Tribune in my database notes, but didn't extract the date! Also, need to search out mentions in other papers such as Anderson and Elwood.
  • Newspaper Research: Cursory research in local newspapers in Anderson and Alexandria show that my great-grandmother was quite active in social and civic affairs, and I need to add these details to my research.
Ancestry of Edna Muriel (PIERCE) WRIGHT, Ahnentafel # 13 in my ancestry:

Ahnentafel # 26: William Francis PIERCE (1865-1950); Madison Co., IN

Ahnentafel # 52: Edmund G. PIERCE (1837-1875); Wayne Co., IN>Madison Co., IN

Ahnentafel # 104: Francis S. PIERCE (1806-1881); Vermont>Wayne Co., IN

Ahnentafel # 208: Gordon PIERCE (1773-1875); Worcester Co., MA>Chenango Co., NY

Ahnentafel # 416: Seth PIERCE (1744-1835); Middlesex Co., MA>Cortland Co., NY

Ahnentafel # 832: Seth PIERCE (1716-1794); Middlesex Co., MA>Windham Co., CT

Ahnentafel # 1664: Samuel PIERCE (1681-1774); Middlesex Co., MA>Windham Co., CT

Ahnentafel # 3328: Samuel PIERCE (1656-1721); Middlesex Co., MA

Ahnentafel # 6656: Thomas PIERCE (1608-1683); the immigrant; England>Middlesex Co., MA

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