|Birth: ||Apr. 30, 1847|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 19, 1911|
South Dakota, USA
Mrs. Eva Wright passed away at her home in this city [Brookings, SD] last Sunday afternoon, after an illness extending over several months. The funeral was held from the M. E. church yesterday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Black, and a large concourse of friends were present to pay a last tribute. The Eastern Star and Degree of Honor marched to the church in a body. Interment was made in Greenwood.
Mrs. Wright was born in Saratoga, New York, April 30, 1847, being at most 64 years of age at the time of her death.
At 15 years of age she was converted, and joined the Methodist Episcopal church in Gloversville, New York. In 1864, when 17 years old, she moved with her father's family to Sparta, Wis., where in 1867 she was married to the Rev. W. S. Wright, then pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church of La Crosse, Wisconsin.
After a most happy married life of about 14 years, Mrs. Wright was widowed. Mr. Wright died in Dodgeville, Wis., August 25, 1881. Immediately after the death of her husband Mrs. Wright came to Brookings and has made this her home since that time, over 30 years.
Mrs. Wright had two children, one of whom is Dr. Geo. M. Wright, who is practicing medicine in Denver, Col. The other, Willie B., died in 1880 at five years of age. Like her own to her were the two children of Mr. Wright's first family, Mrs. W. J. [Mary] Hocking of Waupaca, Wis., and Dr. C. D. A. [Charles] Wright of Minneapolis, who is just now in Florida. Two brothers, Mr. P. J. [Peter] Hegeman and Mr. J. A. [John] Hegeman, and two sisters, Mrs. J. H. [Sarah] Hendricks, of Dubuque, Iowa, and Miss Jennie Hegeman remain to mourn their love.
From the first, Mrs. Wright took an active interest in the social and religious life of the city. She was always an officer of the church, was on the list of teachers in the Sunday school, was for a long time president of the Ladies' Aid society. She was president of the Woman's Foreign Missionary society at the time of her death. She was invariably at her place in the prayer meeting, and the more public services of her church until prevented by failing health. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Degree of Honor, and though she appreciated very highly the advantages of these orders, she always placed the enjoyments and duties of the religious life before all other obligations and pleasures. * * *
Peter Johnson Hegeman (1819 - 1900)
Catherine Allen Hegeman (1815 - 1892)
W S Wright (1833 - 1881)
Eva Ann Hegeman Wright (1847 - 1911)
Peter Johnson Hegeman (1849 - 1923)*
Sarah Catherine Hegeman Hendricks (1851 - 1939)*
John Adrian Allen Hegeman (1852 - 1931)*
Martha Jane Hegeman (1854 - 1919)*
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Maggie
Record added: Jul 20, 2008
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