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Rosaline Kressman Wright
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Birth: Jan., 1893
Galveston County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 3, 1970
Kerr County
Texas, USA

Family story is that Rosaline's parents died in the Galveston Hurricane of 1900. I found Rosaline with her parents on the 1900 Galveston, Galveston Co, TX. census. They were living on Strand St. between 20th and 21st. Streets. One report I read on the Galveston Hurricane, stated that the hardest hit area was 21st. Street. This census was enumerated on 09 June, 1900 just 3 months before the hurricane on 08 Sept, 1900. So, it is very possible that her parents did indeed die in the hurricane.

Names of her parents on the 1900 Census were William F. and Mary M. Kressman, with William being born in April 1856 in Louisiana and Mary being born in May 1865 in Indiana. According to this census, William's parents were both born in Germany and both of Mary's parents were born in Iowa.

I then found Rosaline on the 1910 census with the family of Vector J. and Pauline Byron. They are living in the 1st Ward of Galveston, Tx. and have one son, Edward P. Byron, age 20 who was born in Texas. Victor & Pauline were both born in Louisiana, the same as Rosaline's father. They show Rosaline as "Adopted daughter" although her name is shown as 'Kressman'. We believe that the Byron's may have been her aunt and uncle. Information from daughter's Jean and Peggy's death certificates shows adopted family spelling as Biron instead of Byron.

She was married in 1912 to Dr. Ernest Wright. They were the parents of one son and five daughters.

Thanks to Find A Grave contributor, Dave, who provided the following obit from the Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas, dated Sept 4, 1970, section 3, page 2:
Wright-Mrs. Rosaline K. Wright, 77, Kerrville, Texas, died Thursday morning in a Kerrville hospital. Former resident of Houston, lived in Kerrville since 1933. Survivors: Daughters (three listed), five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Services 3 p.m. Friday, First Christ Church, Kerrville. Graveside services 1 p.m. Saturday Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Plumer-Fair Funeral Home, Kerrville, Texas.

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  Ernest Wright (1888 - 1981)
  Ernest Wright (1913 - 1915)*
  Jean Wright (1915 - 1922)*
  Peggy Joyce Wright (1923 - 1935)*
*Calculated relationship
Glenwood Cemetery
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Sec. HS, Lot 26
Created by: Carolyn Walker
Record added: Aug 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94662163
Rosaline <i>Kressman</i> Wright
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Rosaline <i>Kressman</i> Wright
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Rosaline <i>Kressman</i> Wright
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- Carolyn Walker
 Added: Aug. 1, 2012

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