Austin Hazen Wright

Death 4 Jan 1865 (aged 53)
Burial West Azerbaijan, Iran
Memorial ID 85094035 · View Source
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A graduate of Dartmouth College, he was a medical missionary to the Nestorians in Urumiah, Azerbijan Province, Persia. He had just returned to Persia on a second mission to the Nestorians when he died suddenly.

He was married to Catherine (Myers) Wright, and the father of Lucy Myers (Wright) Mitchell and John Henry Wright. His daughter Lucy was one of the first American women in the field of archaeology, and a published author, despite the gender bias that kept her out of many scholastic venues. His son John was a Classical scholar, author, and educator.

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"He giveth his beloved sleep."



  • Created by: Kristi Anne McKenzie
  • Added: 17 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 85094035
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Austin Hazen Wright (11 Nov 1811–4 Jan 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 85094035, citing American Mission Graveyard, West Azerbaijan, Iran ; Maintained by Kristi Anne McKenzie (contributor 47324627) .