Horace B. Wright, Sr.
Horace B. Wright, Sr., of 1 E. 19th St., husband of Mrs. Esther C. Moore Wright, died yesterday at his home after an illness of many years.
He was an Army veteran of World War I.
A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Wright was a musician and grew up in the same neighborhood with Eddie Cantor and Jimmy Durante and sold newspapers with them as a boy. He had lived in Wilmington 31 years.
Mr. Wright was a pianist. For many years he had his own dance band and was a member of the Musicians’ Union.
In addition to his widow, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Dolores F. Reinhart, Philadelphia; Mrs. Jean Thompson, Chicago, and Mrs. Mildred C. Hilger, Newark; three sons, Jere of Lancaster, Pa., William S., Lexington Park, Md., and Horace B. Jr., Wilmington, and eight grandchildren.
Services will be at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 24th and Market Streets, this afternoon at 2, with interment in Riverview Cemetery. There will be no viewing.
(The Morning News, Wilmington, DE, 20 Jun 1962 (Wednesday), Page 27
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