Judge Martin Van Buren Wright

Judge Martin Van Buren Wright

Indiana, USA
Death 4 Jul 1918 (aged 79)
Kinsley, Edwards County, Kansas, USA
Burial Norborne, Carroll County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 176646071 · View Source
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Following obituary archived in Carrollton, MO County Library.

Judge M. V. Wright Burned to Death
One of Carroll's Oldest and Best Citizens Meets Tragic Death.

Judge Martin V. Wright, of Norborne; was burned to death in a hotel fire at Kinsley, Kansas, Wednesday of last week but his death was not discovered until Saturday.

Judge Wright had been in Kansas several days, reaching Kinsley last Wednesday. He phoned his son, Goodson, who was out on the farm, that he would be out that afternoon or the next morning. That night the hotel in Kinsley burned. The next morning Goodson phoned to town to inquire why his father did not come out, and was told by some one that the old gentleman left Kinsley on Wednesday afternoon train. Goodson thought strange of this and immediately wrote to Norborne inquiring. He received word that his father had not come back to Norborne, so he went to Kinsley to investigate. From a girl who was employed in the hotel he learned that his father had a room and an investigation was made of the hotel ruins. In the room the girl said Mr. Wright occupied the charred bones of a human body were found. Of course they could not be identified, but a bunch of keys was found and sent to Norborne. One of these was identified by the bank, and it fit his safety box perfectly. T. O. Wright,who lived in Norborne left immediately for Kinsley and will bring the charred bones back to Norborne for burial.

Martin V. Wright was born February 18, 1839. He had been a citizen of Northwestern Carroll County for a half century, living on a farm until recent years when he moved to Norborne. He was judge of our county court for four years and was one of the county's most efficient officials. He was one of the most honorable upright citizens of the county.

His wife died several years ago, but he leaves three sons and three daughters---James of Waco, TX; Oather, of Norborne; Goodson of Kansas; Mrs. Sidney Miller, of Oregon, Mrs. Dr. Gullion, of Eugene, Oregon; and Miss Don, who lived in Norborne and kept house for her father.

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  • Created by: Bonnie Shirley Amery
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 176646071
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Judge Martin Van Buren Wright (18 Feb 1839–4 Jul 1918), Find a Grave Memorial no. 176646071, citing Fairhaven Cemetery, Norborne, Carroll County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Bonnie Shirley Amery (contributor 48324112) .