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Austin John Wright (1855 - 1941)

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Austin John Wright
Born in Chariton, Lucas, Iowa, United Statesmap
Husband of — married 12 Aug 1882 in Chariton, Lucas, Iowamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Broadlawns Hospital, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 3 Feb 2020 | Created 1 Apr 2014 | Last significant change: 3 Feb 2020
19:41: Matt Melcher edited the Biography for Austin John Wright (1855-1941). [Thank Matt for this]
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Biography

Austin John Wright was born November 6th, 1855 in Chariton, Lucas, Iowa.[1] (His death record lists his birth date as December 3, 1855.)[2][3] He was the son of Charles and Sarah (Bechtoldt) Wright.[2]

In 1856, Charles and Sarah were living with their children, Edmund and Austin in Whitebreast, Lucas County, Iowa.[4]

In 1860, the Wrights were living in Whitebreast Township, Lucas County, Iowa.[5] Charles was farming, with real estate worth $775 and personal belongings worth $387. The household included Charles and Sarah, as well as their children Edwin, Austin, William, and another Austin Wright, possibly a nephew or younger brother of Charles.

The Charles Wright family was living in Whitebreast, Lucas, Iowa when the 1870 US Census was taken.[6] Charles was farming, with real estate worth $2000 and personal belongings worth $200.[6] The household included Charles and Sarah, as well as their children Austin, William, and Mary.

The Wright family, Charles, Sarah, and son Austin, were still living in Whitebreast Township in Lucas County in 1880.[7] Father and son were farming.

Austin married Elvira Elizabeth "Ella" Cramer August 12th, 1882 in Lucas County, Iowa.[8]

In 1885, Austin, Ella, and their daughter, Viola were living in Whitebreast Township, Lucas Couty, Iowa.[9] Austin was farming.

Austin is recorded in Chariton in 1895.[10] In August 1897, Austin lost a leg when he was run over by a freight train in Chariton.[11]

The Wrights were living in Lincoln Township, Lucas County, Iowa in 1900.[3] Austin was working as a laborer. Austin and Ella were raising their children Viola, Charles, Oliver, Julia, John, and Estella.

Austin Wright and family were living in Des Moines in 1910.[12] Austin was working for Silo Manufacturing Company as a laborer.[13] The household included Austin and Ella, as well as their children John, Stella, and Elsie. They were living at 716 Penn Avenue in Des Moines.[13]

In 1915, Austin keeping a boarding house and living at 1920 Edison Avenue in Des Moines.[14] His total earnings in 1914 was $3120. His education included 12 years of common school; he could read and write. He was a member of the Methodist church.

By 1917, the Wrights were living at 2001 Jackson in Des Moines. He was working as a laborer.[15]

Austin was living at 603 Scott Avenue, renting, in Des Moines in 1925.[16]

In 1933-4, Austin and Ella were living at 414 East Locust in Des Moines.[17][18] Austin was working as a laborer.

Austin died at midnight on April 13th, 1941 at Broadlawns Hospital in Des Moines of heart disease.[1][2] At the time of his death, he had been living at 639, then at 644 Des Moines Street in Des Moines.[2][19] He is buried in the Chariton Cemetery, Chariton, Iowa.[1]


Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 12 August 2019), memorial page for Austin John Wright (6 Nov 1854–13 Apr 1941), Find A Grave: Memorial #5039425, citing Chariton Cemetery, Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Becky Haley (contributor 14072190) .
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QP4T-93YF : 9 August 2018), Austin John Wright, 13 Apr 1941, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States; citing certificate #, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines; FamilySearch digital folder 104052718.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M92L-ZRY : accessed 12 August 2019), Austain Wright, Cedar & Lincoln Townships, Lucas, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 69, sheet 7A, family 132, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,445.
  4. Ancestry.com. Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007. Ancestry Record 1084 #4823541
  5. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8L3-LNL : 13 December 2017), Austin Wright in entry for Charles O Wright, 1860.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDVN-F13 : 11 June 2019), Austin Wright in entry for Charles Wright, 1870.
  7. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD21-2Y1 : 11 August 2017), Austin J Wright in entry for Charles Wright, 1880; citing enumeration district ED 103, sheet 465C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 0352; FHL microfilm 1,254,352.
  8. "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XJXS-WXN : 25 September 2017), Austin Wright and Ella Cramer, 12 Aug 1882, Lucas, Iowa, United States; citing reference , county courthouses, Iowa; FHL microfilm 1,009,240.
  9. "Iowa State Census, 1885," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HDS1-KT2 : 11 March 2018), Austen Wright, Whitebreast, Lucas, Iowa; citing p. 15, 1885, State Historical Society, Des Moines; FHL microfilm 1,021,493.
  10. Ancestry.com. Iowa, State Census, 1895 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2003. Ancestry Record 7321 #1047379
  11. Newspaper Article in Lime Springs Sun
  12. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MG97-CGZ : accessed 12 August 2019), Aston J Wright, Des Moines Ward 6, Polk, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 147, sheet 13A, family 266, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 420; FHL microfilm 1,374,433.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Image
  14. "Iowa State Census, 1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK4T-5BMG : 17 March 2018), Austin J Wright, 1915; citing Polk, Iowa, United States, card no. , Iowa State Historical Department, Des Moines; FHL microfilm 1,462,723.
  15. Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Image
  16. Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Image
  17. Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Image
  18. Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Ancestry Record 2469 #959926374
  19. Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Image
  • Bobbie Reihsen's Database
  • "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VJP8-6H2 : accessed 15 Apr 2014), John Henry Wright and Lela May Boston, 31 Dec 1918; citing Lucas, Iowa, United States; FHL microfilm 1578541.


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