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Bertrand Ray Wright
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Birth: Nov. 9, 1889
Ridgeville
Randolph County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 29, 1939
Winchester
Randolph County
Indiana, USA

Union City Times-Gazette,Sat.,July 1,1939

Ray B. Wright funeral to be conducted Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services for Ray B. Wright,49,principal of the Willard grade school in Winchester who died suddenly of a heart attach Thursday night will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock (CDST) at the residence,two miles south of Winchester,Rev. G.M. Payne,pastor of the Presbyterian church,will officiated. Burial will be made in Fountain Park Cemetery.

The body was removed from the Clark and Maynard Funeral Home to the residence last night. Friends are invited to call.

Mr. Wright,for 29 years a teacher in Winchester and Randolph county schools,was seized with the heart attack about an hour after retiring.

Beginning his teaching career in 1909,he taught in the rural school near Ridgeville until 1916 when he assumed the principalship of the Willard school,succeeding John Stine,now cashier of the Peoples Loan and Trust Company in Winchester.

Mr. Wright was regarded highly as a teacher and was one of the most popular teachers in the city. In addition to his duties as principal,he taught mathematics and history in the sixth and seventh grades. Mr. Wright received his education at Earlham college,Indiana State Teachers at Terre Haute,the University of Wisconsin and received a bachelor of science degree from Ball State college in 1933.

He was prominently mentioned for the superintendency of Winchester city schools at the death of A.R. Williams about three years ago.

Mr. Wright was a member of the Indiana Teachers association,the National Education association and Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are the widow,Alta;the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis Wright of Richmond;one son, Richard at home;one daughter,Mrs Margaret (Neal) Inman of Millgrove;one brother,Leo of Indianapolis and two sisters,Mrs. Basil Stegall and Mrs. Erval Rupe of Richmond.

Mr. Wright was born in Ridgeville. Until recently he had made his home on North Meridian street in Winchester. He had gained quite a reputation as an horticulturist and busied himself during the summer months vacation from the teaching duties trimming and caring for trees and shrubs in this vicinity.
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Research: He was a son of John Lewis and Anna Eva Mary (Cain) Wright. He also had brothers:Earl Francis Wright, Leo Lewis Wright and sisters: twin Bertha May Wright (Mrs. Erval Rupe) and Ruth Pauline Wright (Mrs. Basil Stratton Stegall).
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Alta Collins Patterson Wright (1893 - 1942)
 
 Children:
  Richard Wright (1918 - 1983)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fountain Park Cemetery
Winchester
Randolph County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Lola Pitman Snyder
Record added: Apr 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89184055
Bertrand Ray Wright
Added by: JudyS
 
 
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