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 Phineas Gardner Wright

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Phineas Gardner Wright

  • Birth 3 Apr 1829 Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 2 May 1918 Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
  • Memorial ID 6482

A wealthy eccentric who died one of the oldest members of the community. By his death he had amassed a fortune of $125,000. He didn't want anyone locally to know how much money he had so he kept it in a bank in Boston. He would ride his wagon to the city to do his banking, a ride that today, takes over one hour by car. He was famous for having erected this monument before his death for a sum of $1500. The inscription reads, "Going but know not where."


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 26 Sep 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6482
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Phineas Gardner Wright (3 Apr 1829–2 May 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6482, citing Grove Street Cemetery, Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .