Lucky for me, some gracious soul before me managed to trace the Wright’s all the way back to England in the Middle Ages! So what I feared would be my most difficult to research line (so many Wright’s) turned out to be my easiest. I’m eager to begin researching specific ancestors, but for the time being, I’ll begin the summary of my Wright line just a few generations back.
Charles Howard Wright was born 25 Apr 1861 in Sycamore, DeKalb, IL to Royal Riley and Mary (Siglin) Wright. On 15 Oct 1882, Charles married Jennie Emily Olmsted, also spelled Olmstead, in Dekalb, IL. Jennie was a daughter to Nathan and Anna Mae (Groat) Olmsted, and a sister to Carrie Belle Olmsted.
Jennie was born on 26 Nov 1861 in Schenevus, Otsego, NY. Within a year, the couple had moved to Sac City, Sac, IA where they had five children. Flora: 1883-1973; Hattie Delana: 1886-1972; Byron: 1888-1973; Albert Roy: 1890-1965; and Amos McKinley: 29 Aug 1899-6 Aug 1959.
Charles and Emily lived their lives in Sac City. On 30 Jul 1952, Jennie passed away. Charles followed on 31 Mar 1958. They were laid to rest in the Oakland Cemetery in Sac City, Sac, IA where many of their children and grandchildren have also been buried.