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Phineas Gardner Wright
Birth: Apr. 3, 1829
Death: May 2, 1918
Putnam
Connecticut, USA

A wealthy eccentric who died one of the oldest members of the community. By his death he had amassed a fortune of $125,000. He didn't want anyone locally to know how much money he had so he kept it in a bank in Boston. He would ride his wagon to the city to do his banking, a ride that today, takes over one hour by car. He was famous for having erected this monument before his death for a sum of $1500. The inscription reads, "Going but know not where." 
 
Burial:
Grove Street Cemetery
Putnam
Windham County
Connecticut, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 27, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6482
Phineas Gardner Wright
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Phineas Gardner Wright
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Phineas Gardner Wright
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- John P. Birosak
 Added: Oct. 15, 2014
Rest in peace. In Heaven the gold is pavement, not payment.
- Butterflyy
 Added: May. 23, 2013

- Orionova
 Added: Apr. 3, 2013
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