Catherine Lee <I>Tobin</I> Wright

Catherine Lee Tobin Wright

Birth
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Death 24 Mar 1959 (aged 87)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section 105, Lot 50
Memorial ID 57098591 View Source

Frank Lloyd Wright First Wife Dies
SANTA MONICA UPI--Mrs. Catherine Tobin Wright, 87, the first of architect Frank Lloyd Wright's three wives, died Tuesday.
She and Wright were married in 1890 and were divorced in 1923. She had been in a sanitarium since she was injured in a fall 10 years ago.
Mrs. Wright was once active in the work of Chicago's Hull House with social worker Jane Addams. She also was active in the Juvenile Protective Assn. in Chicago.
--Press Telegram (Long Beach, CA), 25 Mar 1959, pg. 29

Mrs. Wright was named after her grandmother, Catherine Lee Clark Tobin. The "Lee" may have come from Mrs. Wright's great-great grandfather, Thomas Lee.


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