Cyrenus Wright

Cyrenus Wright

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Cyrenus J. Wright
Born 1910s.
Ancestors ancestors Descendants descendants
Father of [private daughter (1940s - unknown)]
Died 1960s.
Profile last modified 19 Jan 2020 | Created 8 Jul 2018 | Last significant change: 19 Jan 2020
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Cyrenus Judge "CJ" Wright was born in 1915 in Eufaula, Oklahoma to Roy Wright and Maude Prater.[1][2] His given name Cyrenus Judge was used several times in past generations of the Wright family and was a name taken from the Bible; Simon of Cyrene was the man compelled by the Romans to carry the cross of Jesus as he was taken to his crucifixion. He was usually called "CJ" by family and friends.

CJ married Lenny Lorene Owen at her parents home in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, on September 21, 1938.[3][4] After a few years the couple had one daughter, Linda Gale.

CJ, his father Roy, and brother George were Grocers and at various times had stores in Whitefield, Warner and other towns in Haskell, McIntosh and Muskogee Counties of Oklahoma.

Early in his adult life, after serving in the U.S. Armed Forces[5] at the beginning of World War II, he developed a crippling disease. This was to cause the loss of the grocery business he shared with his father in Warner, toward the end of the 1940's. The family then moved to the larger town of Stigler, OK, and his wife ultimately was his dedicated nurse and supported the family as a hair dresser.

CJ died at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Muskogee, OK, August 28, 1961 only two days after his 46th birthday.


  1. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 20 April 2019), Cyrenus Wright in household of Ray Wright, Cobb, McIntosh, Oklahoma, United States; citing ED 44, sheet 10A, line 26, family 179, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1471; FHL microfilm 1,821,471.
  2. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 20 April 2019), C J Wright in household of Roy Wright, Cobb, McIntosh, Oklahoma, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 7, sheet 9B, line 65, family 149, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1914; FHL microfilm 2,341,648.
  3. marriage license taken out in McIntosh Co, OK; source needed
  4. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 March 2018), Cyrus J Wright in household of Ray Wright, Eufaula Township, McIntosh, Oklahoma, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 46-13, sheet 2B, line 70, family 35, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3310.
  5. Draft Registration Cards for Oklahoma, 1940 - 1945. 572 boxes. NAI: 2169774. Records of the Selective Service System, 1926–1975, Record Group 147. National Archives and Records Administration, St Louis, Missouri.
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