Saturday, November 6, 2010
According to her death certificate, Alida Wright was born Mary Elida Wright, to John A. Wright and Mary Mallory Wright, in Oswego, New York on August 18, 1833. By the 1850 Census, Alida was living in Sandusky, Ohio with her parents, and her five younger siblings. John A. Wright listed his occupation as carpenter, and he was a neighbor to Daniel Dibble, a shipbuilder. The ledger book of John A. Wright, Alida's father, is housed in the Charles E. Frohman Collection of the R.B. Hayes Presidential Center. (John A. Wright was also involved in ship building.)
Alida Wright passed away in Paulding County, Ohio, on November 6, 1917, and she is buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. At the time of her death, Alida had been residing in Benton Township of Paulding County, with her nephew and his family.