William Jefferson WRIGHT obit - 11/10/1887 - Torch of Liberty, page 3 (Wausau, WI)
At the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wm Dodge, of this city, on Monday last, Mr. Wm. Jefferson Wright breathed his last, in the seventy fourth year of his age. He was a native of Erie N. Y., and came to this city last June. He was a farmer and lumberman, an industrious kind hearted gentleman whose life had been spent in earnest efforts to make those around him comfortable and happy. He leaves four boys and one girl, who are residents of Cedar Rapids, Michigan, and one son, Wm. Wright and one daughter, Mrs. Sarah Dodge, in this city. The funeral took place from the residence of his daughter, yesterday, at two o'clock.