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 Alonzo Wright

Alonzo Wright

Birth
Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tennessee, USA
Death 17 Aug 1976 (aged 78)
Euclid, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 4, Lot 732
Memorial ID 22562 · View Source
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First African-American to have a gas staion franchise (Standard Oil). By 1930's had 11 stations, and by the 1940's, employed more African-Americans than anyone in the U.S. Also made a plan for African-Americans to work their way through college, one of which was Jesse Owens.

Bio by: Ginny M


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  • Added: 30 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22562
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alonzo Wright (30 Apr 1898–17 Aug 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22562, citing Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .