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Robert Wright

Robert Wright

Male 1866 - 1948  (82 years)

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  • Name Robert Wright 
    Born 20 Oct 1866  Maldon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1892  Canvasser, life assurance company Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1899  Public House Manager Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Emigration 1902  USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1930  6738 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 Oct 1948  121 Braun Street, Glenshaw, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mount Royal Cemetery, Glenshaw, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0339  Wright and Savill
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2013 

    Father James Griggs Wright
              b. 17 May 1828, Woodham Ferrers, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Dec 1872, On the vessel Charente which sank with all hands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Isabella Murrell
              b. Abt 1835, Southend on Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 Dec 1914, Wellington Road, Maldon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married 16 Jun 1853  Maldon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • James and Isabella were married 16 June 1853 in the Independant Chapel, Maldon according to the Rites & Ceremonies of the Protestant Dissenters.

      James was aged 24, Isabella was 18.

      Both were residing in St Mary Maldon at the time of the marriage.

      Witnesses to the marriage were Hannah Barbrook and William Brown.
    Family ID F051  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jeanette Manning
              b. 4 May 1868, Heybridge, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Oct 1937, 107 Commerell Street, Greenwich, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Children 
     1. Jeanette Grace Wright Manning
              b. 19 Jul 1887, Maldon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 18 May 1888, New Street, Maldon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +2. Robert Wright Manning
              b. 5 Sep 1888, Maldon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1943, Dartford, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Family ID F320  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Alice Sarah Jacobs
              b. 18 Jan 1861, 3 Crabtree Row, Bethnal Green, London Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 Feb 1938, Glenshaw, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 22 Jan 1891  All Souls Church, Harlesden, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Witnesses to the marriage were William & Eliza Wells.
    Children 
    +1. Isabella Mary Wright
              b. 6 Oct 1892, Kensal Green, London Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 27 Nov 1981, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Robert James Wright
              b. 6 Sep 1894, 16 Wesley Road, Southend on Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Oct 1975, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +3. Evelyn Grace Wright
              b. 17 Dec 1899, Wood Green, London Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Apr 1992, Beaver, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +4. Harold Leonard Wright
              b. 11 Apr 1901, 2 Earlham Terrace, Wood Green, London Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 Jun 1989, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Family ID F123  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Oct 1866 - Maldon, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Jeanette Grace Wright Manning - 19 Jul 1887 - Maldon, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Robert Wright Manning - 5 Sep 1888 - Maldon, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jan 1891 - All Souls Church, Harlesden, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Isabella Mary Wright - 6 Oct 1892 - Kensal Green, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Robert James Wright - 6 Sep 1894 - 16 Wesley Road, Southend on Sea, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Evelyn Grace Wright - 17 Dec 1899 - Wood Green, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Harold Leonard Wright - 11 Apr 1901 - 2 Earlham Terrace, Wood Green, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 1902 - USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Oct 1948 - 121 Braun Street, Glenshaw, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Royal Cemetery, Glenshaw, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Location Church Parish or Cemetery Registration District Town/City/Village County State/Province Country Region Cant Locate Not Set

  • Photos
    Robert Wright and his wife Alice on their farm in the US.
    Robert Wright and his wife Alice on their farm in the US.
    Robert Wright & Alice Jabobs with unknown children.
    Robert Wright's farmhouse in Butler County, Pennsylvania, near the town of Saxonburg
    Robert Wright's farmhouse in Butler County, Pennsylvania, near the town of Saxonburg
    Robert Wright
    Robert Wright
    Note the bare feet!
    Robert Wright
    Robert Wright
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Robert Wright
    Robert Wright
    Grace Evelyn Wright, Isabella Mary Wright & Robert Wright.
    Grace Evelyn Wright, Isabella Mary Wright & Robert Wright.
    Photo taken in 1943.

    Documents
    Death notice of Robert Wright.
    Death notice of Robert Wright.

  • Notes 
    • Robert Wright was born 20 October 1866 in St Mary Maldon.

      Dorothy Olive Wright remembers in August 1998 that her Grandfather Edwin James had a brother called Robert. He went to America - probably in the early 1900s.

      Have learnt from Steve Bush a descendant of Robert that he went to America in 1902. Steve writes:-

      "Robert Wright owned a publicans house in north London, at the corner of Weedington Road and Marsden Street, what is now Talacre Road and Marsden St. The building was destroyed in the blitz.
      ( In September 2000 Steve Bush and I visited the London Metropolitan Archives where we discovered that Robert had been the licensee for the "Prince Albert" for only one year - from 14th April 1897 to April 20 1898. The owner of the premises was The Camden Brewery Co. of Hawley Crescent. )

      "Robert married Alice Sarah Jacobs from Bethnal Green, London, and they had nine children, of whom four survived infancy: Isabella Mary, Grace Evaline, Robert James, and Harold. The children were all born in north London, excepting Robert, who was born in Southend on Sea. They came to the US on the S.S. Philadelphia in the fall of 1902, and it seems that Uncle Charlie (William Charles) had lined up a job with Singer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for my great grandfather. They all lived out their lives in Pittsburgh. He sold life insurance door to door and bought a 78 acre farm in Saxonburg, PA where he lived for the rest of his life."

      In 1891 - 95 Tubbs Road, Harlesden.
      Robert Wright, Head, age 24, Publican, born Maldon, Essex.
      Alice Wright, Wife, age 26, No trade, born Hackney, London.
      The other occupiers of the house were William Coombe, his wife Martha, and their seven children, and a boarder John Hurst.

      At 305 Green Lanes, Wood Green in 1901 Ref RG13/1258/177 page 11
      Robert Wright aged 34, a publican born in Maldon, Essex
      Alice S Wright his wife aged 38 born in Bethnal Green
      Isabella Wright his daughter aged 8 born in Willesden
      Robert J Wright his son aged 6 born in Southend Essex
      Evelyn G Wright his daughter aged 1 born in Wood Green

      Robert became a US citizen on December 29 1922.

      Steve Bush has found a 1904 Pittsburgh City Directory listing Robert Wright as a sewing machine agent.
      Robert's daughter Isabella's birth certificate lists him as a canvasser, life assurance company in 1892. On his daughter Grace's birth certificate in 1899 he is a public house manager.

      Steve Bush writes the following :-
      "I found Robert and family on the S.S. Philadelphia which sailed out of Southampton Sept 6, 1902 and arrived in NY September 13, 1902. They travelled in third class (steerage), had $65 with them, and were bound directly for Pittsburgh to meet up with William Charles. His address was the same as the one in the 1902 Pittsburgh City Directory that I found. It appears that Robert replaced him at the Pittsburgh Singer agency and he moved (back?) to NY."

      From the Ellis Island web site - The " S. S. Philadelphia" was built by J. & G. Thomson Limited, Glasgow, Scotland in 1889. She was 10499 gross tons; 560 (bp) feet long; 63 feet wide with steam triple expansion engines and twin screw. Service speed was 20 knots. She could carry 1740 passengers ( 540 first class, 200 second class, 1000 third class ). " S.S. Philadelphia" was on the Liverpool-New York service. She was the world's fastest ship 1889-92. When sold to American Line in 1892 she was renamed "Paris" and was transferred to the Southampton-New York service. She was transferred to United States Navy, American flag, in 1898 and renamed "USS Yale" for the Spanish-American war service. The ship was returned to American Line in 1898 and reverted to "Paris" and was again used on the Liverpool-New York service. She was nearly lost after grounding off Cornwall on May 21, 1899. She was renamed "Philadelphia" in 1899. Transferred to Additional Arrivals, in 1917 and renamed "USS Harrisburg" the ship became part of the US Navy service. She returned to American Line in 1919 and reverted to the name "Philadelphia", again on the Southampton-New York service. She was laid up by the New York-Naples Steamship Company, American flag, in 1922 and was scrapped as "Genoa" in 1923.
      1930 US CENSUS

      Family of Robert Wright (Allegheny County, PA) - 1930 census
      6738 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh: Robert Wright Sr., age 64, born England, rented home for $55, age 28 when married, Occupation: none. Wife Alice Wright, age 67, born England, age 31 when married. Son Harold Wright, age 29, born England, age 23 when married, occupation sign painter. Daughter-in-law Eleanor P. Wright, age 30, born Pennsylvania, age 24 when married. Granddaughter Jeanne E. Wright , age 5.