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William Lewis Wright

Male 1895 - 1980  (85 years)


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  • Name William Lewis Wright 
    Nickname Bill 
    Born 28 Apr 1895  Clifton, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Sep 1980  Colby, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 16 Sep 1980  Brewster Cemetery, Brewster, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I133  Thompson
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2004 

    Father Irving Wright 
    Mother Lona ? 
    Family ID F631  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Idonia Thompson,   b. 14 Feb 1897, Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1989, Colby, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1943  Brewster, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2003 
    Family ID F46  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Idonia and Bill Wright
    Idonia and Bill Wright
    Idonia and Bill Wright

    Headstones
    Wright, William Lewis
    Wright, William Lewis
    Wright, Sister Minnie L., Brother William L. 1895 - 1980

  • Notes 
    • Also seen middle name as Lloyd.

      Obituaries:
      William L. Wright
      William L. Wright was born April 28, 1895 at Clifton, the son of Irving and Lona Wright.
      He died Sept. 12 at Thomas County Hospital at the age of 85.
      Mr. Wright moved to Brewster in 1922 and began working in the harvest fields. Later he was involved in farming and cattle buying. He retired at the age of 82.
      On Jan. 30, 1943 he married Mary Idonia Thompson in Brewster.
      Mr. Wright was a member of the Brewster United Methodist Church, where he served as a Sunday School teacher for the adult class. He was a member of the Brewster American Legion and served with the U.S. Army in Germany during World War I, where he was wounded in action.
      Survivors include his wife, of the home; a stepson, John Tracy, Brewster; a sister, Minnie Wright, Denver; his stepmother, Bertha Wright; a half-brother, Glenn Wright, Riley; four step grandchildren and six step great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.
      Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Sept 16 in the Brewster United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Coachman officiating.
      Burial was with military honors in the Brewster Cemetery.
      Pallbearers were Warren Reid, LaVelle Michael, Virgil Parker, Lyman Goetsch, Jerald Wolfe and Kenneth Eicher.

      (Published in the Colby Free Press, October 2, 9, 1980.)
      In the District Court of Thomas County, Kansas in the Matter of the Estate of W.L. Wright, Deceased.
      Case No. 80-P-34
      Notice of Hearing and Notice to Creditors
      State of Kansas to all persons concerned:
      You are hereby notified that on the 8th day of October, 1980, a Petition was filed in this Court by Mary I Wright, sole and only heir; devisee and legatee and Executrix named in the Last Will and Testament of W.L. Wright, deceased, dated June 6, 1968, and the Codicil thereto, dated June 26, 1980, praying that the Will filled with the Petition be admitted to probate and record; that Mary I. Wright be appointed as Executrix to serve without bond.
      You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 31st day of October, 1980, at 2:00 o'clock p.m., in said day, in said Court, in the City of Colby, in Thomas County, Kansas, at which time and place said cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition,
      All creditors are notified to exhibit their demands against the estate within six months from the first publication of this notice, as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred.
      Mary I. Wright
      Petitioner
      Leon E. Roulier


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