Wednesday, June 23, 2010

John A. and Mary A. Wright

John A. Wright and his wife, the former Mary A. Mallory, are buried in Block 23 of Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. A website from Oswego County, New York, lists the marriage date of John A. Wright and Mary Mallory as November 24, 1830. They were wed by Rev. Mr. Bruce.

Mr. Wright's obituary, which appeared in the January 11, 1889 issue of the Sandusky Register, stated that John A. Wright came to Sandusky in 1830, and that he was engaged in ship building there for many years. He moved to Green Springs, Ohio in 1876. John A. Wright passed away on January 10, 1889. Mary A. Wright had died in October of 1887. (Click on the images for an enlarged view.)

An article in the November 25, 1880 Sandusky Register reported on the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Wright. A celebration was held in Green Springs and was attended by over fifty of the couples' family and friends,including several of their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Several members of the Wright family are buried in Block 23 at Oakland Cemetery. Moving to the right of the tombstones of John A. and Mary A. Wright are the grave makers of their daughters Samaria Rouse, who died in 1857; Mercia Wright, who died in 1872; and Alida Wright, who died in 1917. (Alida's stone is flush with the ground.) In front of the tombstones of John A. and Mary A. Wright are tombstones for their married daughter Harriet Salisbury, who died in 1919, and her husband James Salisbury, who died in 1910.

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