Platt McDonough Wright

Platt McDonough Wright

Brown County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 1921 (aged 74–75)
Winnebago County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Omro, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Pelton’s Addition, Section A, Lot 4 (between Lanes 4 & 5)
Memorial ID 144260004 · View Source
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74 years, 10 months, 25 days

son of Hoel Smith Wright (1800-1875)
Orilla Cleveland Wright (1801-1886)

Married twice 1st to Mary A Johnson Wright married 1871 father of 2 sons
2nd marriage was to Edie Archer Wright (1849-1924)
Married 1879

Platt M. Wright, proprietor and publisher of the Omro "Journal," established in 1864, originally called the Omro "Union," circulation about 500 copies; who also does job printing and deals in school books, stationery, etc., was born 11 September 1846 in Wrightstown, Brown County,

His father, Hoel S Wright, settled in Brown County, Wisconsin, in 1833. Platt M Wright lived there until he was seventeen years of age. They then moved to Greenville, Michigan, and was there for four years with
his parents.

Mr. Wright then went to Omro, Wisconsin, in 1870, and engaged in clerking about four years. He bought a half interest in the Omro "Journal," the firm name being Kaine & Wright, and was in that company three or four
years. He finally bought the whole interest and has since continued alone.

In 1871 he was married in Greenville, Michigan, to Miss Mary A Johnson. In 1878 Platt M Wright was again married, in Charlotte, Michigan, to Miss Edie Archer.

He has one son living, George A Wright.

Mr. Platt Wright has been a member of the County Board, also Police Justice, and is now Justice of the Peace.

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  • Created by: Mary Lou McCormick
  • Added: 27 Mar 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 144260004
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Platt McDonough Wright (11 Sep 1846–1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 144260004, citing Omro Cemetery, Omro, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Mary Lou McCormick (contributor 47504236) .