Charles M. Wright

            Charles M. Wright, one of the three living children of  Matthias and  Amanda (Young) Wright, who were among the earliest settlers of Shelby County, was born June 6, 1857, being the youngest son now living.  He was reared on the farm, where he now and has always lived.  Following in the footsteps of his father, [he] has made farming a life occupation and has been very successful.  He occupies a portion of his father's farm, and has succeeded in purchasing a tract of sixty-eight acres, in his own right.  He was educated in the schools of the county, supplemented by attendance one term at the Daville Normal College.  He is an enterprising and systematic farmer and bids fair to become one of the county's most substantial citizens.  In 1881, his marriage with Anna Bass was solemnized and to their union these three children have been born, Verlie A., Mary M., and Lesta J.

History of Shelby County, Indiana
, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, page 604. 
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