|Birth: ||Oct. 14, 1853|
|Death: ||Sep. 8, 1923|
Parents were Jerimiah & Jane (Wilkins) Wright
1860 Census-Addison, PA: Jeremiah Wright 36 Sarah I Wright 36 Howard Wright 6 Somerfield Wright 5 Gennette Wright 7
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1870 Census in Addison, PA: Jeremiah Wright 44 Jane Wright 35 Howard Wright 17 Jenette A Wright 12 Nancy E Wright 10 Mary Wright 8 Maggie Wright 3
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1900 Census finds Howard and family in Addison, PA, where he was employed as a carpenter. It shows they had had 11 children with 9 alive in 1900. Howard Wright 46 Jennie Wright 43 Nelson Wright 23 Julia Wright 21 Mary Wright 16 Guy Wright 14 Rebecca J Wright 12 Frank C Wright 8 Joe N Wright 3 Helen S Wright 0
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In 1910, he is still working as a carpenter and in Addison, PA: Howard H Wright 56 Jennette Wright 53 Rebecca Jane Wright 22 Frank Wright 17 Joe Null Wright 12 Helen Sebena Wright 9
Provided by Bess Jr
FAMILY CLIPPINGS FROM THE GLADE HIGHWAY NEWS
HOWARD H. WRIGHT, GREAT HIGHWAY BUILDER, HAS PASSED TO HIS REWARD.
Demonstrated His Genius on Road to Brotherton and Mount Pleasant Pike
WILL BE GREATLY MISSED
Howard H. Wright, premier highway builder of Somerset County, aged 68, died Saturday, September 8, 1923, while at his daughter's home in Somerfield, PA.
Mr. Wright, who resided in Somerfield during the last several years, resigned his foremanship on the Mount Pleasant Pike about two months ago in order to retire from active road building, he said, and removed his household to Addison, from whence he came to Somerset.
Before becoming an expert highway builder, Mr. Wright was a master carpenter and building contractor. As a constructor of highways for the State Highway Department, Mr. Wright demonstrated great skill in building roadbeds of enduring quality and great smoothness, as was evidenced in his construction of the highway to Brotherton and the Mount Pleasant Pike, between Somerset and Laurel Hill Summit.
Mr. Wright possessed a kind disposition and sterling character. His whole lifework demonstrated the integrity of his manhood, and he will be specially missed in Somerset Grace Evangelical Church and men's Bible Class of which he was a member and regular attendant. By his death the Highway Department has lost one of its most competent constructors and the builder of good roads.
The funeral service on Tuesday was in charge of Reverend C. E. Servey, pastor, Grace Evangelical Church of Somerset.
FAMILY CLIPPING OF DEATH NOTE
Howard H. Wright, who for several years lived at Somerset, where he was connected with the State Highway Department in the construction or repair of roads, died suddenly several days since at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C.H. Springer of Somerfield, PA.
The decedent was a well-liked man liked because of his many pleasing qualities. He is survived by his wife Jennie, and the following children: Nelson A. Wright and Mrs. William Barkley of Addison, Mrs. C.H. Springer and Mrs. C.V. Griffith of Somerfield, Mrs. Clyde (Helen) Bower of Confluence, Frank, Guy, and Joseph Wright of Addison, and Mrs. William Boring of Uniontown.
Jeremiah H Wright (1824 - 1899)
Sarah Jane Wilkins Wright (1834 - 1909)
Jennette A Miller Wright (1856 - 1940)*
Nelson Andrew Wright (1876 - 1949)*
Julia Emma Wright Barkley (1879 - 1956)*
Ella Mae Wright Springer (1882 - 1960)*
Mary Catherine Wright Boring (1883 - 1927)*
Rebecca Jane Wright Griffith (1889 - 1976)*
Orville Wright (1890 - 1890)*
Franklin Cleveland Wright (1892 - 1979)*
Joseph Null Wright (1897 - 1968)*
Helen Sabrina Wright Bower (1900 - 1975)*
Minnie Wright Kemp (____ - 1939)*
Summerfield Wright (1852 - 1859)*
Howard H Wright (1853 - 1923)
Nancy Ellen Wright Largent (1861 - 1937)*
Note: Death cert shows he was born in MD, but all Census records show PA.
Maintained by: Sherlocks Cousin
Originally Created by: Arigeni
Record added: Jun 05, 2009
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