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A  Shelbyville, Indiana,  Newspaper
Saturday July 21, 1956
Address for  Frank Wright, Jr., s/o  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wright  of Waldron:  S.R. 494-88-86, Co. 469, Bn. 103
Submitted by T Nugent
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Indianapolis  Sunday  Star
October 21 , 1923
Page 9
          Shelbyville---- Announcement was made here of the marriage of  Miss Flossie Mae Carter,  daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Carter  of Mooresville, and  Walter V. Wright  of Waldron, son of  William Wright  of Shelby county.  The ceremony was celebrated at Martinsville and was preformed by the Rev. Mr. Montgomery, pastor of the Martinsville Christian Church.  Following a wedding trip they will reside in Waldron, where Mr. Wright is in business.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin

The  Shelbyville  Republican
February 23, 1911
Page 1
HEIR  TO  $5,000
George Wright, Sr., Bequeathed That
Amount By Death of Aunt.
          According to the St. Paul correspondent of the Greensburg Democrat, George Wright, Sr., living west of St. Paul, has just received word that his aunt, Miss Catherine Gould, was dead, and that in the settlement of her estate he would heir $5,000.  Miss Gould was a resident of Manchester, England, and passed away last August.  He she lived until last December she would have reached her on hundred and first mile stone, which is almost incredulous to believe, but nevertheless, it is a fact.  She made her home with another maiden sister, who is now past eighty years of age.  During the life of the deceased she amassed a fortune and others around here who will come in for a share will be  Mrs. John T. Cuskaden  and  George C. Wright, Jr.
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The  Shelby  Democrat
July 28, 1898
          Wednesday afternoon after finishing the threshing of seventy-five acres of wheat on the old  Matthias Wright  farm, two miles north of the city, fire broke out in the stubble field near the barn, igniting to the straw stack and then to the barn, destroying both.  There were eight tons of hay in the barn which was also destroyed.  Near the barn stood a large crib in which was stored two hundred and fifty bushels of corn, the property of Tryon & Brown, liverymen, of this city, and which was saved by bursting the side of the crib and allowing the corn to run out.  The crib was badly damaged.  The barn is owned by the widow and heirs of the late Matt Wright, and the farm is occupied by  John Bass, who had threshed 1,900 bushels of wheat from the seventy-five acres.  There was no insurance on any of the property destroyed and the loss will be about $1,000.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
October 8, 1891
          A few fine choice Cotswold buck lambs for sale.  Apply to  George Wright, Waldron, Ind.     8-w4
Contributed by Susan Kelley

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, May 28, 1885
Page 3, column 1
          Hulda Wright has filed a suit for divorce from William B. Wright, to whom she was married July 15, 1883, and with whom she lived until March 16, 1885, when he was compelled to flee the State to escape the penalty for crimes committed by him.   The complaint also alleges adultry on his part during 1884.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Volunteer
Thursday, January 3, 1878
          Deputy Revenue Collector,  J. F. Wright, of this city, reports that the amount of tax collected from  John Beggs  distillery for the month of December, is $36,397.80.
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