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Wright Willett (1880 - 1959)

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Wright Willett
Born in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealandmap
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Husband of — married in Mornington, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Jan 2014 | Last significant change: 29 Nov 2018
09:44: Faye (Stent) Whitfield edited the Primary Photo for Wright Willett. [Thank Faye for this]
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Wright was the son of Richard Wright Willett and Ann Shields Manson.

He attended George Street Normal School in Dunedin.

When Wright entered the workforce he was employed by the post office in Dunedin as a letter carrier in the early 1900's.

He was involved with several sporting groups in various capacities in the Dunedin area, Otago Boxing Association, Amateur Athletic Assoc, Civil Service Harriers and North End Boat Club.

In 1919, Wright was appointed Superintendent of Postmen in Invercargill. He was later employed as a clerk in the civil service.

Wright married in 1912 to Evelyn Michie. They had 2 children during their marriage.

Wright died in 1959 age 79 at Dunedin Public Hospital. Scattered Ashes.


NZ cemetery records
NZ elec/rolls 1911 -1959
  • - Electoral rolls
  • - Mornington

Parish Marriages 19/39/5

*image : Wikimedia Commons


No burial

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Wright by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Wright:

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Marriage certificate of Wright Willett & Evelyn Michie
Marriage certificate of Wright Willett & Evelyn Michie


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