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Charles William "Willie" Wright
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Birth: Aug. 19, 1893
Death: Aug. 25, 1917
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Son of T.D. Wright and Katy (Kilburdge) Wright.

Victim of the Camp Logan riots.


The mob of soldiers headed south to converge at the narrow bridge across Buffalo Bayou at Shepherd's Dam at the end of Brunner Avenue. For those who were unaware of what was taking place in their neighborhood that evening, the consequences were dire. Charles W. Wright, a barber, came out of his home on Wood Street, now Floyd Street, near Brunner Avenue to investigate all the commotion. He was shot in the stomach and killed.

Buffalo Bayou: An Echo of Houston's Wilderness Beginnings
Chapt: "The Tragic Violence Along Buffalo Bayou in 1917"
by Louis F. Aulbach
 
 
Burial:
Glenwood Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Sec. FM, Lot 142, east side
 
Created by: Rebecca Ewing Peterson
Record added: Jun 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92102619
Charles William Willie Wright
Added by: Rebecca Ewing Peterson
 
Charles William Willie Wright
Added by: Rebecca Ewing Peterson
 
Charles William Willie Wright
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Added by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson
 
 
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