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List - Obituaries published in Venango County, PA

List - Obituaries published in Venango County, PA

Posted: 8 Sep 2001 1:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Jan 2003 4:42PM GMT
Hoping to help some make THE WRIGHT CONNECTION... These are notes taken from obituaries found in the Obituary Card File located in the Pennsylvania Room at the Franklin Public Library in Venango Co. PA. The list is current as of July 21, 2001.

PLEASE NOTE: Names, etc., are spelled here as found in obituaries and funeral notices... except for (?) which indicates print on microfilm was difficult to read and determine with certainty... not every obituary found in these publications has been abstracted and filed.
Requests for look-ups of individual obituaries noted & others that might be found in publications listed below will be honored in the order posted as time allows... please be patient.
AND... Please, if this helps, leave a note for me listing your ancestor's name, we could be related and I have lots to share on my line and I'd love to exchange information. (More to follow)
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Most are local publications and abbreviated at the library as follows:
CP - Citizens Press (Jan. 3, 1884 - Dec. 25, 1902; weekly)
DD - Daily Derrick (Sept. 1871 - June 1880)
EN or FEN - The Franklin Evening News (Jan. 18, 1883 - Apr. 1, 1919)
FDL - Franklin Daily Leader (dates available on microfilm; Feb 17, 1902 - June 26, 1902)
HCA - History of Cooperstown Area (blue folder upstairs in library)
NH - News Herald (Mar. 29, 1919 - present)
OCB - Oil City Blizzard
OCD - Oil City Derrick (July 1880 - present)
OCER - Oil City (Christ) Episcopal (Church) Register - 1869 - 1885
OCSP - Oil City Second Presbyterian Church
OCSWD - Oil City Semi-Weekly Derrick
OCWT - Oil City Weekly Times
PRN - Patchel Run News
VCP - Venango Citizen Press (Jan. 1, 1903 - Oct. 2, 1946; weekly)
VDH - Venango Daily Herald
VS - Venango Spectator (Jan. 17, 1849 - Dec. 28, 1893)
VW - The Western Press - Mercer County
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WRIGHT, infant s/o M/M Clyde Wright...
(OCSWD - Aug. 7, 1903 - p. 4, c. 3)
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WRIGHT, Mrs. ... d. Dec. 27, 1890...
(HCA)
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WRIGHT, Aaron...
Published in the Citizen Press
Oct. 23, 1902 - p. 5...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Aaron Wright, a pioneer resident of Oilcreek township, Venango county, died Friday at his home near Shamburg, in his 85th year. Deceased is survived by his widow and the following children: John and Jackson, of Shamburg, Mrs. Phillip McGregor, Mrs. Julia Luke, of McKean county and Mrs. Emma Odell, of Erie. The funeral took place Sunday. Interment being made in the Fairview cemetery at Pleasantville."
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WRIGHT, A. Glenn...
Published in the News Herald
Dec. 29, 1970...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"A. Glenn Wright" - "A. Glenn Wright, 69, of Sandy Lake, RD 1, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday in the Mercer County Home and Hospital after a 4-1/2 month illness.
Born Jan. 23 (?), 1901, in Sandy Lake Township, Mercer County, he was a son of Harry S. and Myrtle Frost Wright. He spent his lifetime in that township.
On Dec. 23 (?), 1957, he was married to the former Eleanor Moon Baker and she survives.
He was retired in 1955 (?) after being employed at Polk State School and Hospital for six years.
Since retiring he was a part-time janitor in the Lakeview Schools.
He was a member of Sandy Lake United Methodist Church and the Men's Bible Class of the church.
Surviving in addition to his"... (OOPS!...)
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WRIGHT, A. J. ...
(OCSWD - Nov. 10, 1903 - p. 8, c. 1)
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WRIGHT, A. J., Mrs. ...
(FDL - Aug. 14, 1901 - unavailable)
(OCB - Aug. 14, 1901)
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WRIGHT, Alberta Viola...
Published in the News Herald
July 14, 1930 - p. 15, c. 3...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Mrs. Alberta Viola Wright." - "Mrs. Alberta Wright, aged 16 years and eight months, wife of George Wright, of Route 1, Pleasantville, died in the Oil City hospital at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
The deceased was born in Trunkeyville, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Blair Westfall. She was a member of the Free Methodist church. She had been married only a 11 months.
Surviving are her husband, her parents, and one brother, Monroe, of Tidioute."
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WRIGHT, Alexander...
Published in the News Herald
Mar. 15, 1926 - p. 5, c. 4...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Alexander Wright." - "Alexander Wright, aged 86 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. J. Gregory, Blairsville, on February 21. He was born and reared on a farm near Perrine's Corners, Mercer county.
On October 13, 1864, he was married and moved to Venango county, on a farm two miles from Polk on the Mercer and Franklin road, where he and his wife resided until Mrs. Wright's death nine years ago. Besides the daughter, he leaves one brother, R. R. Wright, of Mercer."

More in... (VCP - Mar. 10, 1926 - p. 7, c. 5 - under Deans Corners)
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WRIGHT, Alexander, Mrs. ...
Published in the Venango Daily Herald
Oct. 28, 1916 - p. 6, c. 4...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Funeral of Mrs. Wright." - "The funeral services of Mrs. Alexander Wright were held at 10:30 Friday morning at the home on the Mercer road near Polk, and were in charge of Rev. J. J. Brown, assisted by a choir of friends and neighbors, the interment following in Mount Zion Wesleyan cemetery, Mercer county, near the girlhood home of the deceased.
The pall bearers were James Blair, Harry Giebner, William Shingledecker, Ansel Dille, J. N. Perrine and Neil Perrine.
Mrs. Wright whose maiden name was Mary L. Giebner was born February 8th, 1841 and died October 24, 1916. She was the daughter of August and Nancy (Carmichael) Giebner, she was twice married, her first husband being Nicholas Bixler.
Mrs. Wright is survived by her husband, the venerable Alexander Wright, and by a daughter to her first marriage, Mrs. Sarah Bixler Gregory, wife of C. J. Gregory of Blairsville, Pa.
Mrs. Wright was a woman of strong Christian character and the large attendance of friends and neighbors at the funeral attests the esteem in which she and her family are held by the community in which she spent her life."

Published in the Franklin Evening News
Oct. 28, 1916 - p. 2, c. 3...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"The Late Mrs. Alexander Wright." - "The funeral services of the late Mrs. Alexander Wright were held at 10:30 Friday morning, October 27th, at the home on the Mercer road, near Polk, and were in charge of Rev. J. J. Brown, assisted by a choir of friends and neighbors, the interment following in Mount Zion Wesleyan cemetery, Mercer county, near the girlhood home of the deceased.
The pall bearers were James Blair, Harry Giebner, William Shingledecker, Ansel Dille, J. N. Perrine and Neil Perrine.
Mrs. Wright whose maiden name was Mary L. Giebner was born February 8th, 1841 and died October 24, 1916. She was the daughter of August and Nancy (Carmichael) Giebner, she was twice married, her first husband being Nicholas Bixler.
She leaves her husband, the venerable Alexander Wright, and a daughter by her first marriage, Mrs. Sarah Bixler Gregory, wife of C. J. Gregory, of Blairsville.
Mrs. Wright was a woman of strong Christian character and the large attendance of friends and neighbors at the funeral attests the esteem in which she and her family are held by the community in which she spent her life."

More in... (VDH - Oct. 27, 1916 - p. 10, c. 3)
and (OCSWD - Oct. 26, 1916 - p. 2, c. 4)
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WRIGHT, Alice, Mrs. ...
Published in the News Herald
May 24, 1982...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Mrs. Alice Wright, 81, of 103 N. Perry St., Titusville, died at 4 a.m. Sunday in Titusville Hospital.
She was born at Goodwill Hill, March 6, 1901, the daughter of James and Mae Allen Moore. She was married to James Wright, who died in 1936.
Mrs. Wright was employed as a cook in various restaurants in Titusville for many years. She retired in 1973.
She was a member of the Church of God and the auxiliary of the Bruce Shorts Post 5958, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Mrs. Wright is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Lucille) Emerson of San Jose, Calif., and Mrs. James (Barbara) Curtis of Titusville; three sons, Merle, Robert and Theodore Wright all of Titusville; 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Geneva Moore of Titusville; and several nieces and nephews.
Four brothers and two sisters are deceased.
The Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home of Titusville is in charge of arrangements."
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WRIGHT, Alice E. ...
Published in the News Herald
Dec. 10, 1979 - p. 13, c. 3...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Mrs. Alice E. Wright." - "Mrs. Alice Emma Wright, 53, of Winter Haven, Fla., a native of Oil City and wife of Nelson Fred Wright, died Friday in Winter Haven.
She was born in Oil City March 29, 1926, a daughter of Oliver A. and Hazel Gegogeine Hollenbeck, and was graduated from Oil City High School.
While in the Oil City area, Mrs. Wright was a member of the Morris Chapter No. 91, Order of Eastern Star of Rouseville. She moved to Winter Haven from Oil City 20 years ago.
She was married to Nelson Fred Wright who survives.
Also surviving are four daughters, Marie Alice Ray, Joyce Ann Batson, Doris Patricia McCallister and Hazel May Meissner, all of Winter Haven; one son, Nelson Fred Wright Jr., of Winter Haven; four grandchildren.
She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Oliver (Hazel) Hollenbeck of Winter Haven; an uncle, Dane Hollenbeck of Oil City; and numerous cousins.
Arrangements are in charge of the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel in Winter Haven."
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WRIGHT, Allison D., Capt. ...
(DD - Nov. 13, 1879 - p. 2, c. 3)
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WRIGHT, Almira... w/o Aaron Wright...
(OCSWD - May 31, 1910 - p. 1, c. 6)
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WRIGHT, Arnold C. ...
Published in the News Herald
Mon. Oct. 18, 1982 - p. 24...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Arnold C. Wright." - "Memorial services for Arnold C. Wright, 70, former Franklin resident who died Wednesday, Oct. 13, in Florida, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Franklin.
Mr. Wright, a resident of Orange City, Fla., and retired PennDOT employee, died in Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford, Fla.
He was born in Franklin Oct. 12, 1912, a son of John and Fanny Bell Wright, and had resided most of his life in Franklin. He was a member of the Franklin Elks Club and a former member of the the Franklin Moose Club and held membership in the Orange City Kiwanis Club.
Mr. Wright was a member of the Orange City United Methodist Church.
He first married the former Edith Hays, who preceded him in death. He later married the former Florence McMullen who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Lawrence F. Wright of Franklin; a daughter, Sara Schosser of Franklin;
three grandchildren; a step-daughter, Sharon Midage of Franklin; three step-sons, Gary Fox and Harry Fox, both of Franklin, and Joe Fox of Casselberry, Fla.; two step-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Ida Brinker of Franklin and Mrs. Ellen Maher of Miami, Fla.
Mr. Wright was preceded in death by three brothers.
Memorial services were held last Friday in the Orange City United Methodist Church.
The family requests that donations be made to a charity of one's choice."

More in... (NH - Oct. 16, 1982)
and (OCD - Tues. Oct. 19, 1982) ******************************************************************************
WRIGHT, Arthur Merle...
(OCD - Jan. 1, 1925 - p. 1, c. 7)
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WRIGHT, A. W. ...
Published in the Venango Citizen Press
Mar. 30, 1927 - p. 5, c. 4...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"A. W. Wright." - "A. W. Wright, of Sandy Lake, died at his home on Thursday morning following a prolonged illness. Mr. Wright would have been 81 years of age in May.
He is survived by three daughters and two sons; Mrs. Will Perrine and Mrs. Nannie Clingman, of Wilkinsburg; Miss Bessie Wright, at home; Morris, of San Diego, Cal., and Harry, of Sandy Lake. Mrs. Robert J. Perrine, of this city is a sister. Mr. Wright was a nephew of the late Dr. A. G. Egbert, of this city."
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WRIGHT, Bert...
Published in the Citizen Press
June 16, 1904 - p. 1...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Killed By Lightning Near Sandy Lake" - "Bert Wright, aged 21 years, a brother of Prof. Morris Wright, of Sandy Lake, was intantly killed by lightning on Tuesday evening, a short distance from his home, one and one-half miles south of Sandy Lake.
Mr. Wright had gone to the fields on the hunt for the cows, when a big storm came up. He went under a large tree for shelter and was standing under it when it was struck by a bolt of lightning. The top of the tree was knocked off and the bolt, followed the trunk to the ground, striking Wright. Death was instantaneous.
Wright is survived by his parents and several brothers and sisters. The funeral on Thursday. The deceased was a well-known and universally like young man and his death will be mourned by a large circle of friends."
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WRIGHT, Bertie Tidball, Mrs. ...
Published in the Venango Citizen Press
Feb. 28, 1945 - p. 7...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Mrs. Bertie Tidball Wright" - "Mrs. Bertie Tidball Wright, 71, wife of R. A. Wright, died suddenly, Friday at 8:30 p.m. at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Curry Tidball, of 612 Rocky Grove Avenue. Death was due to a heart attack.
Mrs. Wright visited the business districe Friday afternoon and was apparently in her usual good health until early Friday evening. She was stricken ill suddenly and died a short time later.
She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Renninger and was born in Dempseytown Oct. 11, 1873, and spent her early life in Dempseytown and Franklin. She was married to Howard C. Tidball while a resident of Franklin and with her husband moved from Franklin to Kennerdell, where she resided 28 years. Following the death of Mr. Tidball she returned to Franklin and had since made her home in this city.
She was married to R. A. Wright June 10, 1943.
Mrs. Wright was a member of the First Evangelical Church many years.
Surviving her besides her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Merle R. Mong, of 26 Wood Street, Rocky Grove, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Wright's son, the late Curry Tidball."

Published in the Venango Citizen Press
Feb. 28, 1945 - p. 7, c. 5...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Mrs. R. A. Wright." - "Funeral services for Mrs. Birtie Tidball Wright, wife of R. A. Wright, were conducted Monday afternoon in the First Evangelical Church by Rev. B. E. Coleman, pastor of the church.
Rev. Coleman read "Good Night and Good Morning" "Saved by Grace" and "God Knoweth." Rev. C. D. Servey, district superintendent, assisted, reading the Scripture and voicing prayer.
A prayer service was held at the home of Mrs. Wright's daughter, Mrs. Merle B. Mong, 26 Wood Street, preceding the service in the church.
Burial was in Franklin Cemetery and the pallbearers were George Turner, Robert Smith, Byran King, Russell Carner, Edward Myers and Clyde Cramer.
Among those from out of the city who attended the services were; Mrs. Fannie Tidball, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Carner and family, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Myers, Mrs. Howard Potter, Mrs. Roy Baker, Mrs. Gilbert Findlay, all of Kennerdell; Mrs. Helen Tidball, of Philadelphia; Tony Shaffer, of Custer City; Mrs. Maude Renninger, of Bradford and Mr. and Mrs. Byran King, of Grove City."
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WRIGHT, Bernice... see WRIGHT, Gladys & Bernice...
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WRIGHT, Bessie... age 12... d. Nov. 9, 1985...
(HCA)
(Strawbridge Scrapbook 1891-1921)
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WRIGHT, Brandon...
Published in the News Herald
June 26, 1970 - p. 8...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Brandon Wright." - "Brandon Wright, 78, of 2922 Seventh St., N. St. Petersburg, Fla., died June 12.
Mr. Wright was born in Butler County Dec. 13 (?), 1891., a son of Samuel and Martha Brandon Wright. He was married to Florence Firth in 1960 (?). He was previously married to Emma Cheeseman Bliss.
He lived the past 21 years in Florida where he was employed as a soil conservationist for the United States Department of Agriculture.
Mr. Wright received his bachelor of science degree in agriculture from Penn State, was a veteran of World War I, member of Presbyterian Church, Sons of American Revolution of Pittsburgh, Nitrim (?) Lodge 132 (?) F & AM of St. Petersburg.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Field of Middlebury, Vt. and Mrs. Helen Martin of Haverford; a sister, Mrs. M. N. Mackell of Beaver; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery, with Dr. Gordon Boal (?) officiating. The John C. Dorr Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
There will be no calling hours."
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WRIGHT, Bruce LaVerne... see WRIGHT, Elaine Joyce...
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WRIGHT, Carl, Mrs. ...
Published in the News Herald
May 5, 1971...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Mrs. Carl Wright." - "Mrs. Blanche C. Wright, 83, of Titusville RD 2, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday at the Sharp Convalescent Home, Pleasantville.
She was born in Troy Center Nov. 7, 1887, the daughter of Robert and Adda Faunce Seeley. On Oct. 6, 1943 she married Carl Wright. He preceded her in death in 1959.
She was a member of the Enterprise United Methodist Church and a former member of the Rebekah Lodge in Titusville.
Surviving are a brother, Bert Seeley of Titusville RD 2; 11 stepchildren, Mrs. Eva Crawford of Titusville, Mrs. Harold (Mabel) Fenstermaker and Mrs. Helen Tanner of Titusville RD 2; Donald Wright, Ford Wright and Mrs. Guy (Florence) Wright of Pleasantville; Mrs. Fred (Eleanor) Gates of Townville, Mrs. Frank (Hazel) Steffens, Paul Wright and Gene Wright of Grand Valley and Walter Wright of Mansfield, Ohio; 41 step-grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday in Titusville. Interment will be in Troy Cemetery."
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WRIGHT, C. H. ... buried Jan. 27, 1940...
(Dot Leach Diaries... in possession of Elissa Stutler)
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WRIGHT, Charles Henry... age 81...
(OCD - Nov. 25, 1918 - p. 14, c. 3)
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WRIGHT, Charles Scott...
Published in the Venango Citizen Press
Nov. 4, 1936 - p. 5, c. 1
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Charles Scott Wright." - "Charles Scott Wright, 77, died at his home south of Sandy Lake in Sandy Lake Township Saturday evening, Oct. 24, ay 8:15, following a prolonged illness.
Mr. Wright was born Jan. 15, 1859, at the Wright homestead, a son of Samson and Nancy Egbert Wright, and had spent his entire life on the farm where he was born and where he followed the vocation of farming. On Nov. 3, 1881, he married Miss Belle Smale.
He had been a member of the Zion Wesley Methodist Church near Perrine's Corners for many years.
Mr. Wright is survived by his wife, Mrs. Belle Wright; a son, Merrill Wright, Midland, Pa.; four daughters, Mrs. Pearl Pearce, of Slippery Rock; M rs. Inez Armstrong, of Hendersonville; Mrs. Isa Jones, of Jackson Center, R.D., and Mrs. Mary Foust, of Clark's Mills; 22 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Robert Perrine, of Franklin, and Mrs. A. F. Perrine, of Emlenton.
The funeral service was held at the Zion Wesleyan Methodist Church on Tuesday, Oct. 27, conducted by Rev. A. D. Fero and Rev. F. J. Davis, of Sandy Lake. Interment was in the Zion Cemetery."
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WRIGHT, C. H. ... buried Jan. 27, 1940...
(Dot Leach Diaries... in possession of Elissa Stutler)
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WRIGHT, Charles Henry... age 81...
(OCD - Nov. 25, 1918 - p. 14, c. 3)
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WRIGHT, David Milton, Jr. ...
Published in the Venango Citizen Press
Nov. 13, 1935 - p. 3, c. 7...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Two Young People Killed In Crash At Pleasantville - Driver Injured as Car Hits Pole After Blowout; One Killed Seven Hurt at Marienville" - "Death stalked the highways of this section Monday as two young people were killed and a third seriously injured in an automovile accident at Pleasantville, and one person was killed and seven others injured in a crash a short distance from Marienville.
David Milton Wright Jr., 18, of Temperance House, was instantly killed in the Pleasantville accident at 9 o'clock Monday night, and Miss Katherine Dunham, 25, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dunham, of Pleasantville, suffered a fractured skull, broken jaws and internal injuries which caused her death less than two hours later in the Titusville Hospital.
Cecil Dunham, 22, brother of Katherine and driver of the car, had several teeth knocked out and suffered lacerations and bruises and was treated at the home of his parents, South Main Street, Pleasantville."... (article details other accident - then continues...)
"Three Crushed in Coupe." (Printed under first article)
"The three young people involved in the Pleasantville crash were crushed inside the small coupe as the care left the road, struck a pole and overturned. When the right front tire blew out, Dunham, who stated that he was not driving at an excessive rate of speed, had evidently kept the car under control for several feet, but struck the pole at the side of the highway at State and School Streets, with sufficient force to break it off and to knock the car back onto the highway where it overturned and rested on it's top.
A bar was secured from a nearby garage to pry the doors open, and the Wright youth was dead when taken from the machine, while Miss Dunhan was unconscious. Dr. J. I. Zerbe, Venango County coroner, and Highway Patrolman, C. R. McFarland, of the Franklin substation, conducted an investigation, and it was decided that no inquest would be necessary, in as much as the deaths had apparently resulted from an unavoidable accident.
David Wright was born near Pleasantville on July 27, 1917, and had always lived in that vicinity. Besides his father, David Milton Wright, he leaves two brothers, Henry Archie and Lloyd Arthur Wright, at home, and three sisters, Mrs. Lulu McClelland, of Rouseville, Mrs. George Chapman, of Neilltown, and Mrs. Clara Merriman, whose husband is a minister, and her present residence in unknown to Mr. Wright.
Miss Dunham was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dunham and was born in Pleasantvill on Oct. 26, 1910. She attended the borough schools and was popular in a wide circle in the community. She lived at home and besides the parents leaves three brothers, Cecil Dunham, who was driving the ill-fated car, Roscoe and Clyde Dunham, and two sisters, Miss Marian Dunham, at home, and Mrs. Mildred Yettke, of Elmira, N.Y."... (continues with details of other accident...)

More in...(VCP - Nov. 20, 1935 - p. 3, c. 6)
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WRIGHT, Della, Mrs. ...
Published in the News Herald
Jan. 16, 1975...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Mrs. Della Wright." - "Mrs. Della Wright, 68, of Centerville RD 1, died Wednesday at 11 a.m. in her home.
She was born June 7, 1909, a daughter of George and Jenny Rumbaugh Watson. Her husband, Earl, died July 29, 1971.
Mrs. Wright was a member of Pleasantville United Methodist Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Maxine) Tubbs, Titusville, Mrs. George (Shirley) McGarvie, Centerville RD 1, and Miss Delores Wright, Polk; two sons, Richard of Centerville RD 1, and Larry of Grand Valley RD 1; four brothers, Ralph Watson, Bradford, Dewey and Richard (Lee) Watson, Pleasantville, and Maxwell Watson, Pleasantvill RD 2; four sisters, Miss Glenna Watson, Mrs. Frank (Grace) Whitling and Mrs. Edward (Evelyn) McQuarrie of Erie and Mrs. Frank (Helen) Hassett, Meadville; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Raymond W. Arnold Funeral Home, Titusville, is in charge of arrangements."
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WRIGHT, Doris E. ...
(OCD - Nov. 16, 1981)
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WRIGHT, Dorothy...
Published in the News Herald
Sept. 23, 1980 - p. 8...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Dorothy Wright, businesswoman" - "Grove City - Mrs. Dorothy Gay Wright, 72, formerly of Detroit, Mich., and presently of 1 (?) Harborside Drive, Del Ray Beach, Fla., died at 5:25 a.m. Monday, in the Emery University Hospital, Atlanta, Ga. Death followed a two year illness.
Mrs. Wright was born in Des Moines, Iowa, Dec. 4, 1907, a daughter of Charles and Eleanor Thaxton Gay.
She was married to Dr. Russell M. Wright on June 5, 1929, and he survives at their residence. He was a former resident of Jackson Center.
Mrs. Wright was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Bloomfield Hills, Mich. She had attended Drake University, and was secretary/treasurer of Wright Southern, Inc. She was listed in Who's Who of American Businesswomen, and had served on the Hospitality Committee of the U.S. Olympic Committee.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Wright is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Luis (Gay) Vela and Mrs. Katherine Willoughby, both of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a son, Dr. Richard A. Wright of Palm Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Gay, and a sister, Mrs. Suzanne Foster.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Cunningham Funeral Home, Inc., at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Gilbert E. Hoffman, pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Crestview Memorial Park.
Friends will be received at the funeral home this evening from 7 to 9 p.m."
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WRIGHT, E. ... Lieutenant...
(FDL - July 26, 1901 - unavailable)
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WRIGHT, Earl C. ...
Published in the News Herald
July 30, 1971
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Earl C. Wright" - "Earl Clyde Wright, 65, Titusville RD 2, died at the Titusville Hospital at 5:05 p.m. Thursday.
Born Nov. 7, 1905, he was the son of Erastus and Stella Robbins Wright.
He had been employed since 1950 by Penn Central Railroad. Prior to this he had worked to Penn Drake Refinery in Titusville. In addition, he had spent some years working in the oil fields of the Titusville area.
He attended the Enterprise Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, the former Della Watson of Titusville RD 2, the following children, Mrs. Arthur (Maxine) Tubbs, Titusville, Mrs. George (Shirley) McGarvie, Centerville, Delores Wright, Polk, Richard Wright, Centerville and Larry Wright of Grand Valley. Fifteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive in addition to a brother, Floyd Wright, Grand Valley; six sisters, Mrs. Harry (Mae) Luke, Grand Valley, Mrs. E. D. (Ada) Gifford, Mrs. Leon (Lucy) Fish and Mrs. Dewey (Sylvia) Watson, all of Pleasantville; Mrs. Arthur (M

Re: List - Obituaries published in Venango Co, PA (continues)

Posted: 8 Sep 2001 2:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Jan 2003 4:42PM GMT
WRIGHT, Earl C. ...
Published in the News Herald
July 30, 1971
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Earl C. Wright" - "Earl Clyde Wright, 65, Titusville RD 2, died at the Titusville Hospital at 5:05 p.m. Thursday.
Born Nov. 7, 1905, he was the son of Erastus and Stella Robbins Wright.
He had been employed since 1950 by Penn Central Railroad. Prior to this he had worked to Penn Drake Refinery in Titusville. In addition, he had spent some years working in the oil fields of the Titusville area.
He attended the Enterprise Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, the former Della Watson of Titusville RD 2, the following children, Mrs. Arthur (Maxine) Tubbs, Titusville, Mrs. George (Shirley) McGarvie, Centerville, Delores Wright, Polk, Richard Wright, Centerville and Larry Wright of Grand Valley. Fifteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive in addition to a brother, Floyd Wright, Grand Valley; six sisters, Mrs. Harry (Mae) Luke, Grand Valley, Mrs. E. D. (Ada) Gifford, Mrs. Leon (Lucy) Fish and Mrs. Dewey (Sylvia) Watson, all of Pleasantville; Mrs. Arthur (Minnie) Ames, Rouseville and Mrs. Ernest (Pearl) Hunter, Pleasantville. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Five brothers and one sister died previously.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Titusville."
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WRIGHT, Earl W., Mrs. ...
(NH - Dec. 28, 1983)
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WRIGHT, Edgar M. ...
Published in the News Herald
Dec. 12, 1970...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Edger M. Wright" - "Edger M. Wright, 71, of 18 Washington St., Oak Hill, died suddenly at 7:10 (?) p.m. Friday while attending church services at the Atlantic Avenue United Brethren Church.
He was born on Dec. 5, 1899 in the same house where he was residing at the time of his death. He was a son of George W. and Jane Edger Wright. [see note below for correct info]
He worked for the Valveless Engine Co., as long as his health permitted. He attended the Atlantic Avenue United Brethren Church and had a 10-year perfect attendance record with the Torchbearers Class of the church.
He made his home with his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. William D. (Elizabeth) Rice Sr., and another sister, Mrs. Elmer (Nellie) Rhoads, Cooperstown, also survives, along with several nieces and nephews. He never married.
He was preceded in death by a brother, William G. Wright, and two sisters, Mrs. Isabell W. Dean and Mrs. Cara Mae Riddle.
The body is at the Laverne L. Burger Home where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be held from the church at 1 p.m. Monday in charge of the Rev. Nelson Vance, pastor. He will be assisted by the Rev. Arthur L. Baker, retired minister. Interment will be in the Franklin Cemetery."
[Note: Jane Edger Wright is misinformation - mother's name was Jane Wickens Wright]
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WRIGHT, Edward...
Published in the Venango Citizen Press
Dec. 23, 1942 - p. 8, c. 2...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Boy, 11, Relates Fatal Shooting Of Stepbrother - "Thomas Blakeslee Says Members of Family Mean to Him; Charged With Murder." - "Thomas Blakeslee, aged 11, who shot and killed a stepbrother, Edward Wright, aged 17, at their Bloomfield Township, Crawford County home in a fit of anger about 9 o'clock Monday night, is in custoday in a private home. The identity of the place was not disclosed last night, but it is known to be near Townville.
The boy, who has been charged with murder, will probably not be detained ther long, but will be placed in an institution, under the order of the court, until such time as his case is finally disposed of. Because of his tender age, the lad will undoubtedly be sentenced to a juvenile institution until such time as it is deemed advisable to release him.
Until he was arraigned before Alderman Keilbaugh in the county jail yesterday, the prisoner did not know his stepbrother was dead. The two motor policemen who took the lad to jail at 4 a.m. had not told him, but, of course, he learned it when he was arraigned. Under the juvenile court law, he was not required to enter a plea, and the proceeding had the effect of giving Judge Kent jurisdiction of the case.
Before the boy was place in custody of Miss Helen C. Easterwood, juvenile court officer, to be placed in a private home for a few days, he was questioned concerning the shooting by District Attorney Herbert A. Mook in the presence of County Detective J. Floyd Van Winkle, Miss Easterwood and Sergeant Lawton of the Motor Police, who had assumed charge of the case. The Blakeslee boy made a clean breast of the case, according to District Attorney Mook, and answered frankly all of the questions asked him.
Says Family Mean to Him.
The lad, who was a child by the father's first marriage, admitted he did not get along with the Wright children, who were those of his stepmother. She was in the Stem Hospital at Union City with a new baby and was to return home Monday night or Tuesday. The Wright children, Tom said, had been telling him he would "catch it" when their mother got home from the hospital, and he fully expected he would. He said repeatedly the Wright children were mean to him.
He worried a great deal about the thing, he said, and had thought of killing himself. He got his father's single-barrelled 12-gauge shotgun and loaded it and went to the woodshed with the intention of shooting himself.
When he got there, however, he changed his mind and decided that instead of killing himself he "would shoot Ed" meaning his stepbrother, Edward Wright. He did not use the word "kill" in connection with his stepbrother."
"Shoots Kin in Back."
"He called for Ed to "come on out," and when he got no response he called a second time. Again receiving no response, he went to the kitchen door and opened it.
Standing at the stove was Wright, cooking his supper. Tom pulled the trigger and Ed fell to the floor, shot in the back.
The boy told his story tearfully, and did not seem to hold back anything. He did not appear to suffer any remorse, but said several time he "never wanted to go back to that home."
After he had told his story to the officers, he was placed in the custody of Miss Easterwood and taken to the private home near Townville.
"Come on out or I'll bring you out," Tom said to him, and, acting upon blind impulse, raised the shotgun and pulled the trigger before Edward turned around, according to the boy's story to the coroner. Although the lad was shaking nervously and the barrel was not steady, the charge blasted across the intervening 12 or 15 feet and into Edward's lower right lung, tering through it from the rear. Edward collapsed immediately.
Raymond Van Epps, Corry shopworker and former helper on the farm, who boards with the Blakeslees, was sitting in the living room at the front of the house with three children when the shot was fired. He rushed into the kitchen and bent over the prostrate victim.
"Tom shot me," Edward told him. Then he lapsed into unconsciousness, from which he never recovered.
Van Epps called a neighbor across the road and together they wrapped a blanket around the boy and took him by car to Stem Memorial Hospital at Union City. Edward died at 9:35 o'clock, five minutes after his arrival."
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WRIGHT, Elaine Joyce... Bruce LaVerne, Thomas, Richard Reginald & Gertrude... mother and children died in fire...
(NH - Nov. 6, 1942 - p. 1, c. 2)
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WRIGHT, Eliza Kingsley...
(VCP - Mar. 4, 1942 - p. 5, c. 6)
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WRIGHT, Elizabeth...
(OCD - June 30, 1917 - p. 9, c. 4)
(OCD - July 2, 1917 - p. 9, c. 4)
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WRIGHT, Ella Moreland...
(NH - Aug. 27, 1946 - p. 11, c. 2)
(VCP - Aug. 28, 1946 - p. 3, c. 1)
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WRIGHT, Ellen...
Published in The Evening News
Mar. 8, 1893 - p. 1, c.1
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Mrs. Ellen Wright, mother of Harry Wright, of the Third Ward, died at noon today at the home of her son. She was born in 1818 and was therefore in her 75th year. She leaves two sons and one daughter, the latter being a resident of England. The funeral will be announced later."
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WRIGHT, Ellen Geraldine...
(VDH - Jan. 2, 1912 - p. 6, c. 3)
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WRIGHT, Ellen Todd...
Published in the Venango Citizen Press
Thurs. 27 June 1907 - p. 3, c. 4...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Mrs. Ellen Todd Wright." - "Mrs Ellen Todd Wright died at her home on Oak Hill, on Sunday evening at 5 o'clock. Mrs. Wright had been suffering from cancer for the last three years and was confined to her bed for several weeks.
The deceased was born at Houton Le Side, Durham county, England, on June 19th, 1841. In 1863 she married Henry Wright, who survives her. The couple came to this country in 1872, and have lived in the vicinity of Franklin ever since.
She also is survived by six sons and two daughters, as follows: John, Richard, and George, of Franklin; William, and Henry, of Bradford; Joseph W. of Bucyrus, OH; Mrs. H. W. Parker,
and Mrs. J. C. Beggs, of Rocky Grove.
Mrs. Wright was a loving wife and mother and highly respected by all who knew her."

More in... (VDH - June 24, 1907 - p. 8, c. 4)
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WRIGHT, Elmer S. ...
(NH - Feb. 24, 1937 - p. 11, c. 5)
(NH - Feb. 26, 1937 - p. 14, c. 3)
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WRIGHT, Emerson E. "Dick"...
(NH - Jan. 29, 1971)
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WRIGHT, Erma, Mrs. ...
(NH - Mon., Apr. 27, 1987)
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WRIGHT, Esther, Mrs. ...
(WP - July 1912)
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WRIGHT, Evelyn...
(NH - Aug. 16, 1932 - p. 10, c. 5)
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WRIGHT, Fanny Bills, Mrs. ...
(NH - Oct. 19, 1936 - p. 11, c. 6)
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WRIGHT, Flora, Mrs. ...
(NH - Apr. 22, 1981)
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WRIGHT, Floyd D. ...
(NH - Feb. 24, 1977)
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WRIGHT, Frank K. ...
(NH - May 23, 1985)
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WRIGHT, Frederick H. ...
Published in the News Herald
Mon. Sept. 22, 1980
found in the Heritage Room, Oil City Library, Venango Co., PA... also on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Fred H. Wright, 82, of 9371 Nantucket Drive, Huntington Beach, Calif., formerly of Franklin, died late Friday night at his home.
He was born in Franklin Oct. 31, 1897, a son of John S. (?) and Fannie Bell Wright.
He attended School here and in 1940 moved to Erie to make his home.
He was employed as a craneman for Erie Forge and Steel Co. for many years, retiring from there in 1960. He continued to live there until after the death of his wife in 1971 when he moved to California to make his home with his daughter. He was a member of St. Simon and Jude Church in Huntington Beach.
Mr. Wright and the former Eva M. Maher were married in 1918 and she died Aug. 13, 1971.
Surviving are two sons, Frederick P. Wright of Park Forest, Illinois, and Donald F. Wright of Huntington Beach; a daughter, Mrs. Frederick (Ruth) Herzer of Huntington Beach; a brother,
Arnold Wright of Florida, and two sisters, Mrs. Eugene (Ida) Brinker of Oak Hill and Mrs. Arthur (Ellen) Maher of Florida; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
The body will be brought to the Huff Chapel and friends may call there starting Wednesday afternoon. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The rosary will be recited there at 8:30 p.m. Wedesday.
The funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Patrick's Church with the Rev. John R. Snyder, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery."

More in (OCD - Mon. Sept. 22, 1980)
and (OCD - Tues. Sept. 23, 1980)
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WRIGHT, Fred, Mrs. ...
(OCD - Sat. Aug. 14, 1971)
(NH - Sept. 22, 1980 - p.21)
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WRIGHT, G. F., Mrs. ...
(OCSWD - Oct. 16, 1900 - p. 8, c. 1)
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WRIGHT, Galen B. ...
(VCP - Apr. 8, 1936 - p. 7, c. 5)
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WRIGHT, George...
(FEN - Mar. 18, 1899 - p. 4, c. 5)
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WRIGHT, George...
(VS - Aug. 10, 1882)
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WRIGHT, George G. ...
(NH - Apr. 23, 1928 - p. 15, c. 3)
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WRIGHT, George, Sr. ...
Published in the Venango Citizen Press
Jan. 15, 1930...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"George Wright, Sr." - "On the 49th anniversary of his marriage, George Wright, Sr., died suddenly Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock of an attack of heart disease while at work at the Franklin Valveless Engine Co. plant. Mr. Wright's health has been failing for some time, yet his sudden death came as a great shock to his family and friends. Before he left for work that morning he had remarked to his family that he was feeling fine. In the lunch hour at the plant he was found lying in an unconscious condition. His son, W. G. Wright, was with him when the end came.
Mr. Wright was born in Stockton, England, on May 23, 1856, the youngest of a family of 14 children. On January 10, 1880, he was married to Jane Wickens, in the Dalton Episcopal church, England. He with his wife came to this country in May, 1882. For 13 years they lived in Iowa, and then they came to Franklin 35 years ago. Since that time they have continuously been residents of this city.
Surviving Mr. Wright are his wife and the following children: William G. Wright and Mrs. W. D. Rice, of this city; Mrs. George Riddel, of New Brighton; Nellie, Edgar and Evangeline, at home. Also seven grandchildren and his brother, Harry Wright, the last surviving member of 14 children.
Mr. Wright had been employed at the Franklin Valveless Engine Co. plant as a pattern maker for 14(?) years, and was considered a valuable employee. He was regarded as a genius in his line of work, and was known for his sterling qualities as a neighbor, a kind husband and a loving father.
The funeral services were held in the Oak Hill Evangelical church, of which the deceased had been a member for many years, at 2 o'clock on Monday afternoon, with Rev. Gahagan(?), of Barkeyville, the pastor of the church mentioned, and Rev. S. V. Catmany(?), pastor of the Evangelical church in Oil City in charge."
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WRIGHT, George W. ...
(NH - Dec. 26, 1980 - p. 11)
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WRIGHT, Gertrude... see WRIGHT, Elaine Joyce...
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WRIGHT, Gladys...
(VDH - Sept. 6, 1910 - p. 5, c. 3)
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WRIGHT, Gladys & Bernice...
Published in the Franklin Evening News
Sept. 7, 1912 - p. 1, c. 7...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Tonsilitis Fatal To Two Jackson Township Children... Girl Aged 8 Dies Thursday Night And Her Sister Succombs Friday Night... Children Contracted The Disease At The Home Of A Neighbor - Boy Also A Sufferer, But He Is About Recovered From It's Effects" - "The deaths of Gladys and Bernice Wright, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Wright, of Jackson township, occurring within twenty hours of each other, has given rise to considerable comment in that district, between Utica and Cooperstown, where the Wrights live. The cause of the double bereavement was tonsilitis.
Gladys, 8 years old, and Bernice, a year her senior, are said to have contracted tonsilitis about a week ago, when they were visiting at the home of the Whitmans, in Jackson township. One of the Whitman children was suffering from an attack at the time. The parents of the two girls did not think the case as serious as it proved to be, and no anxiety was feared until Thursday night. Gladys then took to vomiting and died at midnight, and her sister, Bernice passed away at 8 o'clock last evening, after a severe spasm.
A Franklin doctor, who was called to attend the girls Thursday evening, says that there was absolutely no signs of diptheria, the throats of both gilrs being clear at that time. He says he is at a loss to account for their deaths from tonsilitis, and believes that it was the vomiting and the strain on the nerves incident in it that caused the death of the two girls.
The people in the case regard the case as an unusual one, because they say, no two deaths ever occurred in that vicinity in so short a time from a case of tonsilitis. One of the Wright boys is said to be suffering from an attack, also, but he is up and around the house and is able to attend to his duties.
The double funeral took place at (?) o'clock this morning."
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WRIGHT, H. E. ...
(VCP - Jan. 14, 1931 - p. 7)
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WRIGHT, H. E., Mrs. ... nee Ambretta Kilgore...
(FEN - June 3, 1913 - p. 5, c. 1)
(VCP - June 4, 1913 - p. 5, c. 3)
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WRIGHT, Harry... d. Feb. 1, 1883 in Oil City...
(OCSP)
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WRIGHT, Harry...
(OCD - Nov. 5, 1918 - p. 2, c. 2)
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WRIGHT, Henry...
Published in the Venango Citizen Press
Wed. Mar. 17, 1937 - p. 2, c. 4...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Henry Wright, First Resident Of Oak Hill District, Dies At 95 - One of the Oldest Men of This Section Succumbs Following a Stroke Suffered Tuesday..." - "Henry Wright, 93, one of the oldest residents of the district and the first resident of Oak Hill, died at 6:30 o'clock Wednesday evening at his home, 12 Washington Street. He suffered a stroke at noon Tuesday, shortly after he returned from the business district in Franklin. Mr. Wright had resided in the house where he died for 54 years. It was the first dwelling built on Oak Hill.
Despite his age, Mr. Wright was very active. He apparently was in good health shortly before he was stricken Tuesday. He possessed unusual vitality and after suffering from a serious illness two years ago, he recovered and resumed his periodic trips to the business district.
Mr. Wright was born in England May 3, 1843, and came to the United States in 1870. He resided in Petroleum Center shortly after coming to the United States and later moved to Franklin, remaining here the rest of his life. He was a boilermaker by trade in the early days of boiler manufacturing in this district, retiring 38 years ago.
His wife, Ellen Todd Wright, died 30 years ago.
He is survived by the following sons and daughters: William Wright, Tulsa, Okla; John Wright, Franklin; Mrs. C. F. Robinson, Franklin; Harry Wright, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Belle Parker, Franklin; Mrs. J. C. Beggs, Oak Hill, Franklin; George Wright, Franklin; and Richard Wright, Bradford.
Mr. Wright was the father of 13 children and the last surviving member of a family of 13 children.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock, Saturday afternoon at his late home with Rev. S. S. Clark, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Franklin Cemetery.

Published in the Venango Citizen Press
Wed. Mar. 17, 1937 - p. 5, c. 4...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Henry Wright." - "Funeral services for Henry Wright, 93, first resident of Oak Hill, were held at the family home, Washington Street, Oak Hill, Saturday afternoon with Rev. S. S. Clark, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.
The Wright residence was filled by many friends and relatives of the deceased who attended the services, and there were many beautiful flowers.
Interment was in the Franklin Cemetery.
The pall bearers, all grandchildren of the deceased, were Dohrman, Arnold and Richard Wright,
Louis and Wayne Beggs, and Harold Parker."
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WRIGHT, Herman Earl...
(NH - Apr. 27, 1923 - p. 15, c. 2)
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WRIGHT, Howard G. ...
(NH - Mar. 25, 1974)
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WRIGHT, Howard R. ...
(NH - June 14, 1982)
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WRIGHT, Ida, Mrs. ...
(NH - Aug. 26, 1987)
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WRIGHT, Isabella...
(PRN - Mar. 24, 1911)
(VCP - Mar. 29, 1911)
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WRIGHT, J. H. ...
(NH - Jan. 4, 1926 - p. 15, c. 3)
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WRIGHT, James A., Sr. ...
(NH - Mar. 4, 1986)
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WRIGHT, Jane Wickens...
Published in the Venango Citizen Press
Sept. 8, 1943 - p. 8, c. 1...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Mrs. Jane Wickens Wright." - "Mrs. Jane Wickens Wright, 84, widow of George Wright Sr., died Tuesday morning at her home, 18 Washington Street, after an extended illness.
Mrs. Wright was born on July 8, 1859, in South Hetton, County Durham, England. She was one of six children, all of whom preceded her in death.
On Jan. 10, 1880, she was married to George Wright in the Dalton(?) Episcopal Church in England and they came to this country in May 1882. For 13 years, Mr. and Mrs. Wright lived in Iowa. They moved to this district 48 years ago and she has since resided at Oak Hill.
Mrs. Wright was familiarly known as "Aunt Jane" by her many friends. She was a woman of sterling Christian character, generous and kind.
The deceased was a charter member of the Oak Hill Evangelical Church, a member of the Womens's Bible Class, and the Ladies Aid.
Surviving Mrs. Wright are the following: Four daughters, Mrs. William D. Rice, of Franklin; Mrs. Elmer W. Rhoads, of Dallas, Tex.; Mrs. George Riddle, of New Brighton; Mrs. Wayne Welton, of Pittsburgh Road; two sons, William G. Wright, of Franklin; and Edgar M. Wright, at home; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Another daughter, Mrs. Earl Deemer, died 27 years ago."

More in...(NH - Sept 7, 1943 - p. 5, c. 3)
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WRIGHT, Janet C. ...
(NH - Oct. 2, 1968 - p. 28)
(NH - Oct. 5, 1968 - p. 14)
(NH - Oct 7, 1968 - p. 20)
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WRIGHT, Jennie E. ... nee Jewell... age 63...
(NH - Oct. 15, 1976)
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WRIGHT, Jerusha... age 84...
(OCD - Oct. 16, 1899 - p. 2, c. 3)
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WRIGHT, Jessie Wertman...
(VCP - July 3, 1946, p. 7, c. 2)
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WRIGHT, John...
(CP - Nov. 17, 1904 - p. 3, c. 4)
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WRIGHT, John... age 80 +
(DD - Feb. 3, 1879 - p. 2, c. 1)
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WRIGHT, John...
(VCP - July 3, 1935 - p. 2, c. 7 & p. 8)
(VCP - July 10, 1935 - p. 7, c. 5)
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WRIGHT, John B. ... suicide...
(VS - Jan. 12, 1872)
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WRIGHT, John C. ...
(NH - May 5, 1921 - p. 10, c. 4)
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WRIGHT, John G., Mrs. ...
Published in the Venango Citizen Press
Wed. Apr. 6, 1938 - p. 5, c. 5...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Mrs. John G. Wright." - "Mrs. Fannie Victoria Bell Wright, 61, wife of John G. Wright, died at her home, 36 Lincoln Street, Oak Hill, at 8:56 o'clock Thursday night after an illness of six months.
Mrs. Wright was born in Reno, Oct. 22, 1876, a daughter of the late Fred and Jane McGinnis Bell. Besides her husband, she is survived by the following children: Fred, Arnold, and Dohrman Wright, and Mrs. Eugene Brinker, all of Franklin; Mrs. Arthur Maher, of Miami, Fla.,
and Harold Wright, of Verona. Thirteen grandchildren and one half-sister, Mrs. Ada LaBriere, of Clinton, O., also survive.
Mrs. Wright was held in high respect by a host of friends."

Published in the Venango Citizen Press
Wed. Apr. 13, 1938 - p. 5, c. 5
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Mrs. John Wright." - "Funeral services for Mrs. John Wright were conducted Monday afternoon at the home on Oak Hill by Rev. S. S. Clark, pastor of the First Baptist Church.
Interment was in the Franklin Cemetery, and the pall bearers were James Rodgers, Jr., Roy McGarrah, Vern Schreckengost, E. M. Voorhies, Carson Crisman and Eldridge Evans."
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WRIGHT, John S. ...
(VCP - Sept. 22, 1937 - p. 3, c. 4)
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WRIGHT, Joseph E. ... age 70...
(NH - May 14, 1928 - p. 15, c. 4)
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WRIGHT, Joseph George...
(NH - Jan. 3, 1941 - p. 12, c. 2)
(VCP - Jan. 8, 1941 - p. 5, c. 4)
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WRIGHT, Katherine, Mrs. ...
(NH - Dec. 18, 1969 - p. 27)
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WRIGHT, Kevin S. ...
(NH - June 26, 1976)
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WRIGHT, Lee...
(VCP - Apr. 22, 1936 - p. 6, c. 3)
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WRIGHT, Lee H. ... age 90...
(NH - Feb. 21, 1980)
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WRIGHT, Lee H., Mrs. ...
(VCP - Mar. 16, 1927 - p. 6, c. 4)
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WRIGHT, Lelia...
(FDL - Sept. 25, 1901 - unavailable)
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WRIGHT, Leo W., Mrs. ...
(VDH - Nov. 18, 1915 - p. 4, c. 5)
(VCP - Nov. 24, 1915 - p. 5, c. 4)
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WRIGHT, Leroy J. ...
(VCP - Feb. 19, 1941 - p. 8, c. 2)
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WRIGHT, Lester John...
(NH - July 7, 1942 - p. 7, c. 5)
(VCP - July 8, 1942 - p. 6, c. 5)
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WRIGHT, Margaret Taylor...
(NH - Feb. 10, 1922 - p. 10, c. 5)
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WRIGHT, Marian E., Mrs. ...
(NH - Aug. 27, 1983)
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WRIGHT, Marion Elizabeth Cook, Mrs. ...
(NH - Sept. 13, 1988)
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WRIGHT, Martha, Mrs. ...
(VDH - Aug. 25, 1913 - p. 4, c. 6)
(VCP - Aug. 27, 1913 - p. 5, c. 4)
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WRIGHT, Mary Elizabeth, Mrs. ...
(VCP - Wed., Jan. 31, 1940 - p. 5)
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Re: List - Obituaries published in Venango Co, PA (continues)

Posted: 8 Sep 2001 2:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Jan 2003 4:42PM GMT
WRIGHT, Matilda, Mrs. ...
(VCP - May 13, 1925)
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WRIGHT, Michael J. ...
(NH - July 5, 1983)
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WRIGHT, Minnie, Mrs. ...
(NH - Apr. 4, 1984)
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WRIGHT, Owen B. ...
(NH - June 15, 1979 - p. 18, c. 4)
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WRIGHT, Pamela Sue...
(NH - Nov. 19, 1973)
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WRIGHT, R. A. "Doc"...
(?)
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WRIGHT, Richard... age 74... d. Feb 10, 1902 in Oil City...
(OCER)
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WRIGHT, Richard, Mrs. ...
(VCP - Nov. 7, 1934 - p. 5)
******************************************************************************WRIGHT, Richard Reginald... see WRIGHT, Elaine Joyce...
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WRIGHT, Richard Walter...
(OCSWD - Feb. 14, 1902 - p. 8, c. 4)
(OCSWD - Feb. 18, 1902 - p. 8, c. 4 & 5)
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WRIGHT, Robert...
Published in the Citizen Press
Oct. 23, 1902 - p. 1...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Fatally Injured - Robert Wright Meets With a Terrible Accident at Steel Works...
His Chest Crushed and Back Broken...Still Living, but Injuries Are Fatal." - "Robert Wright, aged 20 years, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wright, of the Third Ward, met with an accident at the plant of the Franklin Steel Casting Company about 4:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon that will cost him his life. Wright was employed as a moulder's helper and while engaged in moving four flasks to the drying oven by use of an electric crane, the hook on the chain broke, allowing the heavy flasks weighing almost 1,400 pounds to fall upon him, crushing him to the floor. He was terribly injured. All the ribs on the right side of his body were dislocated, his chest was crushed in and his back broken, and in addition to these injuries he was badly cut and bruised. His fellow workmen went to his assistance at once and he was relieved from his perilous position. The flower ambulance was sent for and the young man was removed to his home near the Erie freight depot where medical assistance was promptly given him by Drs. Foster and Duncan. After a careful examination, the physicians pronounced the case hopeless and this morning were surprised to learn that their patient had survived through the night.
Mr. Wright is a young man of industrious habits, sober and honorable, and the terrible accident that befell him is greatly regretted by all who knew him.
For the benefit of our readers, we will explain what a "flask" is. It is a wooden box filled with sand and varies in size. In these the moulds for casting the hot metal are made on the moulding floor, and from there are taken by an electric crane over the heads of the workmen to the drying oven, four, one on top of the other, constituting a load. After remaining in the oven until the sand is dryed they are ready for the moulted metal, and the casting is completed. It was one of these loads that fell upon Robert Wright."
"Death Of Robert Wright." (Printed under first article)
"Robert Wright, aged 20 years, who was fatally injured at the Franklin Casting Works on Thursday afternoon by a heavy flask, weighing about 1,400 pounds, falling upon him, died at 10 o'clock on Friday night. After the accident he was removed to his home near the Erie freight depot in the Flower ambulance. Drs. Foster and Duncan attended him. The physicians, after a careful examination, pronounced his case hopeless. All the ribs werre dislocated on the right side of his body, his back broken and his chest crushed in. In addition to these injuries, he was badly cut and bruised. He lingered nearly 24 hours, suffering intensely.
Mr. Wright was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wright, of the Third Ward, and a brother of Councilman William Wright, of the same ward.
The deceased was a sober, industrious young man and universally respected in the community where he resided. He was held in esteem by his employers and among the young people was a general favorite. The heartfelt sympathy of the entire city goes out to the bereaved ones in their affliction.
The funeral will take place from the residence of his father, Henry Wright, Oak Hill, at 2 o'clock on Monday afternoon. Interment in Franklin cemetery."

More in... (OCSWD - Oct. 21, 1902 - p. 3, c. 2)
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WRIGHT, (Robert)...
Published in the Venango Democratic Herald
Mar. 10, 1906 - p. 8, c. 2...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"The 16-months old boy of Mr. and Mrs. John Wright, of Oak Hill, died last evening. The funeral will be held Sunday at 3: p.m. from the home on Lincoln street."
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WRIGHT, Rose, Mrs. ...
(NH - Mar. 18, 1925 - p. 11, c. 2)
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WRIGHT, Roy...
(OCD - Oct. 9, 1918 - p. 2, c. 2)
(CP - Oct. 16, 1918 - p. 2)
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WRIGHT, Russell...
(OCD - July 4, 1905)
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WRIGHT, Samuel R. W., Mrs. ...
(NH - Jan. 12, 1928 - p. 15, c. 5)
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WRIGHT, Sara, Mrs. ...
(VCP - July 22, 1936 - p. 7, c. 6)
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WRIGHT, Sara...
(NH - Nov. 5, 1943 - p. 2, c. 4)
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WRIGHT, Sarah Jane, Mrs. ...
(VDH - Mar. 29, 1911 - p. 4, c. 5)
(OCD - Mar. 30, 1911 - p. 2, c. 4)
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WRIGHT, Sevilla Lenora...
(VDH - Mar. 10, 1905 - p. 5, c. 2)
(OCSWD - Mar. 14, 1905 - p. 8, c. 3)
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WRIGHT, Susie Beatty...
(VCP - Oct. 11, 1944 - p. 2, c. 2)
(VCP - Oct. 11, 1944 -p. 7, c. 5 - Plum)
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WRIGHT, Sylvia Sterling... Mrs. Albert D. Wright...
(NH - Feb. 29, 1940 - p. 11, c. 4)
(NH - Mar. 4, 1940 - p. 11, c. 2)
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WRIGHT, T. J., Mrs. ...
(VDH - May 15, 1917 - p. 7, c. 4)
(OCD - May 16, 1917 - p. 10, c. 4)
(OCD - May 17, 1917 - p. 3, c. 4)
(VCP - May 23, 1917)
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WRIGHT, Thomas... see WRIGHT, Elaine Joyce...
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WRIGHT, Thomas...
(OCD - Sept. 25, 1905 - p. 7, c. 2)
(OCSWD - Sept. 26, 1905 - p. 8, c. 4)
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WRIGHT, Thomas J. ... age 79...
(NH - Nov. 17, 1941 - p. 11, c. 6)
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WRIGHT, Tyre W. ...
(NH - Aug. 19, 1982)
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WRIGHT, Walker...
(VCP - Apr. 30, 1919)
(Fairview News - Apr. 22, 1919)
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WRIGHT, Walter G. ...
(NH - Apr. 30, 1980)
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WRIGHT, Warren E. ...
(CP - Feb. 27, 1896 - p. 5, c. 3)
(OCSWD - Mar. 3, 1896)
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WRIGHT, W. B., Mrs. ...
(OCD - Sept. 30, 1893 - p. 8, c. 2)
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WRIGHT, Willard M. ...
Published in the News Herald
Oct. 14, 1982 - p. 28...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Willard M. Wright" - "Willard M. Wright, 71, of Kaneville, Oil City RD 1, died at 7:15 a.m. today in the Franklin Hospital.
He was born in Rynd Farm March 24, 1911, a son of Albert and Sylvia Sterling Wright.
Mr. Wright worked as an engineer for the Pennsylvania Railroad, retiring in June 1975 (?).
He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
Mr. Wright was married March 11, 1930, to the former Thelma Crissman who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, James A. Wright of Oil City and Willard A. Wright of Oil City RD 1; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Janet) Wice of Plumer; a sister, Elnetta Pastorius of Rouseville; two brothers, Lloyd Wright of Sun City Center, Fla.; and Wayne Wright of Fort Worth, Texas; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Wright was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. today in the Morrison Funeral Home, Oil City, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with Pastor Bill Todd of the Oil City First Church of God officiating.
Interment will follow in the Rynd Farm Cemetery."

Published in the News Herald
Oct. 18, 1982 - p. 24...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Willard M. Wright" - "Funeral services for Willard M. Wright, 71, of Kaneville, Oil City RD 1, who died Thursday in the Franklin Hospital, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Morrison Funeral Home, Oil City. Mr. Wright was retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Pastor Bill Todd of the Oil City Church of God officiated.
Interment followed in the Rynd Farm Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Hughes, Larry Burrows, Louis Rossey, Randy Tenny, Jack McFadden and Ted Karns.
Attending the services from out-of-town were Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Wright of Sun City, Fla.; Fred Wright and Mr. and Mrs. David McCalister of Winter Haven, Fla.; Carrie Deavers, Mr. and Mrs. John Deavers and June and Doris Deavers of Morgantown, W.Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Fink and Thomas Wright of Ripley, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Clark and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ellis of Gary, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Crissman and Daniel Crissman of Panama, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Vidmar of Pittsburgh; Mr. and Mrs. James Wright Jr. And family of Avella, Pa."

More in... (OCD - Oct. 14, 1982)
and (OCD - Oct. 15, 1982).
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WRIGHT, Willard W. ...
(NH - May 16, 1985)
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WRIGHT, William. ... age 63...
(VS - Feb. 17, 1858)
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WRIGHT, William...
Published in the Venango Citizen Press
Feb. 23, 1938 - p. 3, c. 1
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Wm. Wright, Machine Shop Superintendent, dies in Tulsa, Okla." - "William Wright, 72, formerly of Franklin, died at his home in Tulsa, Okla., where he was superintendent of the Oklahoma Iron Works for many years.
Although he had not resided in Franklin for nearly two whole years, Mr. Wright was well known here and visited numerous relatives from time to time while residing in Tulsa. His last trip to Franklin was in March 1937, when he came here to attend funeral services for his father, the late Henry Wright, who died at the age of 94 years.
Mr. Wright had been in ill health for a considerable time. Relatives were advised that he died early this morning in his sleep.
The deceased spent most of his childhood and youth in Franklin. He was born in West Hartlepool, England, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wright, and came here with his family when he was a small child.
Mr. Wright was employed by the late George Maloney as superintendent of the Maloney Machine Shop, located at the present site of the Franklin Valveless Engine Company. He later was employed at Bradford and was well known to the Bradford oil field. He went to Tulsa 30 years ago and became general superintendent of the Oklahoma Iron Works and a member of the advisory board of that company.
He was a member of the Franklin Lodge No. 110, B. P. O. Elks, and made many friends among the Elk's membership during his visits here and retained many old friendships formed in his youth.
He is survived by his wife; two children; Eugene Wright and Mrs. Mary Hudson, both of Tulsa; four grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters; John Wright; Mrs. Charles Robinson, Mrs. Isabelle Parker, Mrs. Clarence Beggs and Mrs. George Wright, all of Franklin; Richard Wright, of Bradford, and Harry Wright, of Oklahoma City.
Relatives here were advised that funeral services will be held in Tulsa Monday morning and that burial will be in Tulsa."
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WRIGHT, William Edward...
(OCSWD - Feb. 22 (?), 1896)
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WRIGHT, William H. ... age 82... b. Ireland...
(NH - Dec. 20, 1926 - p. 14, c. 3)
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WRIGHT, William J. ...
Published in the Venango Citizen Press
Aug. 11, 1920 - p. 3, c. 7...
found on microfilm in the Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Public Library, Venango Co., PA.

"Many Relatives Attend Funeral Of W. J. Wright" - "Simple, but impressive services in memory of the late William J. Wright, well-known resident of the Third Ward, took place Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Wright house, 29 Orchard street. A concourse of relatives was present. Rev. M. E. Borger, pastor of the United Evangelical church, Rocky Grove, was the minister in charge.
Interment followed in the Franklin cemetery, with the following acting as pallbearers: Walter Cubbins, Lee Wright, Clarence Proper, Frank Nodine, Albert Morse and Albert Olsen.
Among the large number of relatives present were:
Albert Wright, of Rouseville; Mr. and Mrs. John Wright, Cooperstown; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wright and children, Treva, Charles and Marjorie, New Martinsville, W.Va. Mrs. M. O. (?) Proper, Chapmanville; Mrs. Margaret Miles, Wallaceville; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Nodine, and son, Frank, and daughter Miss Lucille, of Titusville; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cubbon, and son, Arthur, and daughter, Emma, of Plumer. Mr. and Mrs. Stepen (?) Miles, of Wallaceville; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Proper and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Morse, of Chapmanville, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Walters, Mr. and Mrs. Will Stevenson and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Olson, all of Oil City; Frank Weikal, of Dempseytown; Mr. and Mrs. John Weikal, and Mrs. Jesse (?) Horn, and daughter, of Rouseville, David Weikal, Oil City; Mrs. Ella Kerr, of Cooperstown."
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WRIGHT, William J., Mrs. ... age 62... husband d. Aug. 6, 1920...
(NH - Mar. 24, 1921 - p. 2, c. 5)
(NH - Mar. 28 - p. 7, c. 3)
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WRIGHT, William Mrs. ...
(Abstract of obituary)
age 32... nee Murphy... m. abt. 1890... d. Sept. 27, 1900 in Taraugh, Ireland... husband, son Eugene, and sister Maggie Murphy surviving...
(OCSWD - Oct. 19, 1900 - p. 3, c. 5)
(FDL - Jan. 12 , 1901 - unavailable)
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WRIGHT, William W. ...
(NH - Feb. 5, 1970)
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WRIGHT, Willie Haywood...
(DD - Aug. 15, 1873 - p. 4, c .5)
(OCWT - Aug. 22, 1873)
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