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Richard Wright (#46831271)
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Retired and contributing burials in the Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware area.

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RE: Find A Grave memorial 74551014
I am not sure what the issue is here. Give me more details. I do a lot on the Wright's. Be happy to fix whatever I messed up.

Added by LHW on Feb 21, 2015 8:18 AM
Liz Weddle
RE: Betsy Jane Brinkmann
I found some city directory listings for her - one with her parents in PA in 1956 and the others in Salem, Oregon -- I posted the information on her memorial page. You asked if her date of death (Pearl Harbor Day in 1975) could be significant and my answer is: maybe. She is listed as a writer in the Salem City Directory so there COULD be a possibility that Pearl Harbor Day was symbollic for her in some way. Don't know how we will ever know for sure though.
Added by Liz Weddle on Feb 05, 2015 5:59 PM
Liz Weddle
Betsy Jane Brinkmann
Richard, Do you have a private email address I can send some additional information to? Thanks.
Added by Liz Weddle on Feb 05, 2015 4:14 PM
Liz Weddle
RE: Betsy Jane Brinkmann
I called the undertaker and am waiting for a call back to see what they might have and can tell me. I always hold my breath at this stage because undertakers are restricted by law from revealing certain things and sometimes their records are simply incomplete. I will let you know what I find out.
Added by Liz Weddle on Feb 05, 2015 3:49 PM
Liz Weddle
RE: Betsy Jane Brinkmann
What a great reply and thank you for your kind words!

Betsy is very fortunate to have known you and I am sure she is grateful that you are keeping her memory alive. I am truly sorry to hear her life was so trying.

Your project is wonderfully innovative and I am sure it will be a hit with your classmates. We often wonder where everyone ended up, don't we?

No, I don't remember any mention of suicide in her obituary but then that is not unusual in this part of the country. To suggest suicide or even homicide would fly in the face of basic social sensibilities. If it was a suicide, there MIGHT be a news writeup in the paper. We Northwesterners have a strange relationship with death -- ignore it, don't discuss until it visits you -- then discussion over. I too wondered about her cause of death because of her age and wondered if perhaps she had cancer. Unfortunately, I cannot legally ask for a copy of her death certificate to check cause of death. Sometimes the funeral home involved will reveal some details. I will have to dig to find her obituary again as it is intersorted with other records in other than alphabetic order. My research project was of a large cemetery in the Salem area so nearly 2,000 burials.

Sorry I could not add more to the story. If I learn more later, I will let you know.

Best wishes for a great reunion!
Added by Liz Weddle on Feb 04, 2015 7:34 PM
Liz Weddle
Betsy Jane Brinkmann
Hi Richard,
That is so kind of you to add more information and photos for her. Do you happen to know anything about her burial place? I'm not family - I had the obituary and created a record for her to be remembered. Thank you for any additional information you may be able to provide.
Added by Liz Weddle on Feb 04, 2015 4:27 PM

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