|Birth: ||Jan. 2, 1825|
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 1904|
William Carey Wright had many pursuits and professions--preacher, teacher, lawyer, politician, musician, composer, and even country doctor--and was a restless fellow, moving his family often. He graduated from what is now Colgate University in 1849 with both B.A. and M.A. degrees. On August 4, 1851, he married Permelia Holcomb, one of his music students. They had five children together, three of whom lived to adulthood.
After Permelia's death in 1864, William C. Wright was an itinerant preacher at the Richland Center Baptist Society when he met his second wife. The family moved to Weymouth, Massachusetts where Wright was a minister. Another move later, he was the secretary of the newly formed Unitarian Society in Madison. In 1883, he filed for divorce from Anna Lloyd Jones, and his son, Frank Lloyd Wright, said he never saw his father again. To be closer to the children from his first marriage, William C. Wright moved to Wahoo, Nebraska, where he set up a music-publishing company.
Children with Permelia Holcomb: stillborn child (1854); Charles William (b. 1856); George Irving (b. 1858); Elizabeth Amelia (b. 1862); and another stillborn child (1864).
Children with Anna [Hannah] Lloyd Jones: Frank Lincoln [changed middle name to Lloyd after father's departure from family] (b. 1867); Mary Jane [Jennie] (b. 1870); Margaret Ellen [Maginel] (b. 1877)
Parents: Rev. David Wright and Abigail Goddard
Permelia Holcomb Wright (1825 - 1864)
Anna Lloyd Jones Wright (1838 - 1923)
George Irving Wright (1858 - 1934)*
Elizabeth Amelia Wright Heller (1860 - 1950)*
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 - 1959)*
Mary Jane Wright Porter (1870 - 1954)*
Maginel Wright Barney (1881 - 1966)*
Bear Valley Cemetery
Created by: Debbie B
Record added: Jul 26, 2010
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