Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Wright


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, January 05, 2005
Community is in shock — and awe
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JUDY C. SPRENGELMEYER, Staff writer, contributed a wonderful article to the Shelbyville News.  Due to copyright laws, I am only including a few family history details below.
Jeremy Robert Wright is dead at 31, victim of a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, Monday, January 3, 2005.
Parents:  Dale Wright  and  Jackie Nickel, both of Shelby County; grandmother, Alta Long.
Southwestern High School, track and cross country standout and honors student.
Wabash College, most decorated distance runner in that college's history; also academic honors.
Several generations of his family attended Zion United Church of Christ, Union Twp.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
April 10, 2002
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Dyanonise Dee Wright, 50, of Flat Rock, died Monday, April 8, 2002, at her home.
Born in Indianapolis on Feb. 5, 1952, d/o  Hazel Vance.  Married Dwayne Wright on Jan. 30, 1983, and he survives.
Other survivors:  mother, of Cape Coral, Fla.; one daughter, Nicole Jordan of Flat Rock; three sisters, Annice Alves of Fair Haven, Mass., Debra VonBurg of Cape Coral, Fla., and Patrisha Ross of Indianapolis; and two grandchildren.
30-year resident of Flat Rock, having moved there from Indianapolis.
Floral manager for Marsh Supermarket in Franklin for seven years, retiring in 2000.  Member of Waldron United Methodist Church and Norristown Eastern Star.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with the Rev. Keith Dover officiating.
Burial:  Van Pelt Cemetery in Shelby County.
Contributions:  trust fund for her grandchildren in care of Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 24, 1938
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FUNERAL  WILL        
        BE  WEDNESDAY
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Mrs. Jane  Wright,  For-
merly  of  Boggstown,
Dies  at  Columbus
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          Mrs. Jane Wright,  age seventy-six, former Shelby county resident, died early Monday at the Bartholomew county hospital, Columbus, where she had made her home for the past few years.  Her death was due to double pneumonia.
          The daughter, of  Surveyor and  Elizabeth Ann Doughty,  Mrs. Wright was born at Indianapolis.  She spent most of her youth in Indianapolis and in Shelby county and was a lifelong member of the Boggstown Presbyterian church.
          Her husband,  Frank Wright, died several years ago, and since that time she had lived with her daughter,  Mrs. Jennie Gibson, at Columbus.
          Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Gibson home on 25th street, and burial will be made at the Boggstown Cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, July 25, 1934
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DEATH  FOLLOWS
LONG  SICKNESS
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William Lindsey Wright,
Died This Morning; Hold
Last Rites in Kentucky.
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LEAVES  4  SONS,  DAUGHTER
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          William Lindsey Wright,  74 years old, passed away in his home, 606 Dunn Avenue, this city, this morning at 4:00 o'clock following an illness of several years duration.  Mr. Wright had been a resident of Shelbyville for the past thirty-one years.  He was born in Kentucky on July 23, 1860, and was the son of  Wilson and  Harriett Jones Wright.  At the time of death, he was 74 years, one month and three days of age.
          Survivors are five children, four sons,  Robert O. Wright and  Carroll M. Wright,  both of this city,  William L. Wright, Jr.,  of Honolulu, and  John S. Wright,  of West Virginia, and one daughter,  Mrs. Mattie Wright Rogers  of Shelbyville, and six grandchildren.  Mrs. WRight preceded her husband in death eight years ago.
          The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church in Paris, Kentucky where funeral services will be held on Thursday morning at 11:00 o'clock.  Interment will be made in the Paris, Kentucky cemetery in charge of Chas. M. Ewing, local funeral director.
          Friends and relatives may view the body at the Ewing funeral chapel tonight between the hours of six and nine.  The body will be taken to Kentucky at five o'clock tomorrow morning.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, February 16, 1934
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BODY  OF  DOCTOR  TO  BE
PLACED  IN  MAUSOLEUM
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          The body of  Dr. Frank M. Wright,  75, former president of the old Eclectic Medical College at Indianapolis, who died Wednesday at the Hotel Linden, in that city, will be laid to rest in the mausoleum, north of Shelbyville Sunday afternoon following funeral services at Indianapolis.
          The widow,  Mrs Adeline C. Wright,  who formerly lived in the northern par of Shelby county, is critically ill.  Other survivors are a daughter,  Mrs. Francis Benjamin;  a son,  Roy Wright,  both of Indianapolis; three brothers and four grandchildren.
          Dr. Wright was practicing physician in Indianapolis for many years.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Republican
Friday, Jan. 9, 1931
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MRS.  W. C.  WRIGHT  SEVENTY  IS  DEAD
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Shelbyville Woman Passes Away
Today After One Week Of Illness
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Four Children Survive
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          Mrs. Arabella Wright, seventy years old, wife of  William C. Wright died at 5:35 o’clock this morning at their home, 544 Fourth street, after having been ill for a week.  Clotting of the blood in the brain, known medically as cerebra thrombosis, caused by death.
          She was born in Winston-Salem, N.C. Sept 4, 1860, the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. James Snyder.  Her marriage to Mr. Wright took place on May 6, 1885.
          Surviving, besides the husband are two sons and two daughters; Roscoe Wright,  Mrs. Harley Heck,  Mrs. Walter Murray, of near Shelbyville; and  Ralph Wright, of near Shelbyville.  Nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a brother, Leroy L. Snyder, of Spring Lake Park, Ind., and a sister, Mrs. Russell Fetter of this county, also survive.
          Mrs. Wright was a member of the Hawcreek Baptist church in Bartholomew county.  The funeral service will be held in the home on Fourth street Sunday afternoon at two o’clock, Rev. A. E. Cowley of this city officiating.
          Burial will be in the Hawcreek Baptist cemetery, in charge of Morris Sleeth.
Submitted by Janet Franklin


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, March 7, 1911
Page 4
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DEATHS  AND  FUNERALS.
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          Clyde Allen Wright  died at the residence, No. 155 South Pike street at one o'clock Tuesday of brain trouble, age one month and six days.  The remains will be buried in the City cemetery Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday Edition
March 5, 1907
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DEATHS ~ ~ FUNERALS
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(From Monday's Daily.)
          Miss Josephine L. Wright, twenty-one years old, daughter of  Mrs. Anna McLane, 24 West Hendricks street, died Saturday afternoon.  She was an estimable young woman and had a wide circle of friends.  The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. H. O. Pritchard officiating.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


A  Shelby  County  Newspaper
Monday, November 12, 1900
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Death of a Pioneer
Amanda Wright, the oldest Native Shelby County Citizen is Dead
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          Mrs. Amanda Wright, widow of the late Mathias Wright, died at 4:30 o'clock this morning, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Stewart, of East Pennsylvania Street, this city. Mrs Wright was the oldest native born Shelby County citizen. She was the daughter of John and Nancy Young, and was born just east of the present fair grounds, on September 25, 1822, two months after the county was organized and Shelbyville declared the county seat. She resided in the county all her life and lived to bury her entire family with the exception of the one daughter. Her father was one of the very first settlers of the county, he entering the land that the fair grounds is now a part. He built the old two story frame building that stands east of the fair grounds on the bank of the Little Blue and died there. It was Mr. Young, who deeded to the First M. E. church the lot on which the church edifice stands. Mrs. Wright was a devout Methodist and a good woman. She was a sister of Mr. John F. Young the liveryman. No arrangements have been made for the funeral but it will be sometime Wednesday.
Submitted by George Young, given to him by Betty Lou Thralls Randall.


The  Daily  Republican
Thursday July 17, 1884
Page 3 column 1
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IN MEMORIAM
Tribute To The Memory of The Late Mrs. Dollie Wright
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          Dollie, wife of  David A. Wright  and daughter of  William  and  Huldah Hankins, died July 2, 1884, in the 24th year of her age.  She was united in marriage to her now bereaved husband, November 10, 1880.  To their union was born two children, and these increased and strengthened the ties that bound her to earth.  She clung fondly to them and longed to live for their sakes, but the time had come when these tender ties must be broken.  The messenger found her ready, for in the winter of 1876 she gave her heart to God, and received a bright evidence of her acceptance with him, when she united with the M.E. Church at the Brandywine class.  Her disease was consumption.  She was a patient sufferer, calmly resigning herself, her husband and children into the hands of her loving Redeemer, and has doubtless now entered into her rest.  All that kind and loving friends could do to mitigate her suffering was done.  Her remains were taken to the Shelbyville cemetery, and there all that was mortal will peacefully rest until the resurrection at the last day.  The husband and their two children, father, mother, four sisters, one brother and many friends, mourn their irreparable loss.
           Fairland, July 15, 1884                     B.F. Morgan
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Indiana  State  Journal
4 Mar 1896
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          SHELBYVILLE, Ind., March 2. -- Matthias Wright,  aged seventy-eight, died at his residenc in this city this afternoon of the grip, after a few weeks illness.  Deceased was born in Ohio, and came to this county in 1834 to practice law with his brother, the late  Judge Cyrus M. Wright.  For a number of years, however, he has operated a large farm and accumulated an estate.  He leaves a widow, two sons and a daughter.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard


The  Daily  Republican
Thursday, July 3, 1884
Page 4 column 2
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          Mrs. Dollie Wright, wife of  David L. Wright and daughter of  Mrs. William Hankins, died yesterday afternoon at her home just north of the city.  Death is terrible in all its forms but when a young wife, in the very bloom of womanhood is cut down it is then that the burden of affliction is almost too great to bear.  We are well acquainted with Mrs. Wright and knew her to be a lady of lovely and affectionate disposition.  Words of sympathy are of little comfort in dire afflictions like this, but the bereaved family and especially the husband have the condolences of the entire community.  The death of Mrs. Wright resulted from consumption.  The funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at the family residence by Rev. S. Tincher of the M.E. Church, and the interment will take place at the City cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Monday, October 24, 1881
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          The infant daughter of  Frank Wright,  of Noble township, was buried at the Ogden Cemetery on Friday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Indianapolis  Sentinel
October 23, 1875
Page 1
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GENERAL  TELEGRAMS.
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OBITUARY.
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JUDGE  CYRUS  WRIGHT  OF  SHELBYVILLE.
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[by Telegraph to the Sentinel.]
          SHELBYVILLE, IND., Oct. 22. -- Judge Cyrus Wright, an honored citizen and the oldest member of the Shelby county bar, died here at noon to-day.  He will be buried under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity on Sunday.

Ibid.
October 23, 1875
Page 4
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CYRUS  WRIGHT.
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          The announcement comes by special telegraph to the Sentinel that Cyrus Wright, of Shelbyville, died yesterday at his home. His death was not unexpected, as he has been in failing health for some months. Mr. Wright was one of the oldest, best known and most honored attorneys of the Shelby bar. For nearly a century he has made his home in Shelby county, and has been known prominently as a man of public spirit, honest and firm principles, and professional integrity. No one in that region surpassed him in legal information and devotion to his clients. His abilities brought him into notice in due time, and he was elected judge of the Probate Court, in which position he won the esteem of the legal fraternity for his courteous manners, and its respect for his careful and impartial decisions. For many years he was associated in the practice of the law with E. H. Davis, but his partner's mind failed recently and he brought the young talent of his son, George M. Wright, into the firm. By strict attention to his profession, Mr. Wright had accumulated a very comfortable fortune, which might have been willed to his heirs if the old gentleman had not fallen a victim to Chicago margins on grain. His ventures were very unfortunate and nothing is left now, after a long career and patient labor, but a homestead and a few acres of its principles, and during the temperance crusade he took an active part in the battle against intemperance and liquor license laws. He leaves a wife, four sons and one daughter, and will be remembered in Shelby as an up-right judge and honest lawyer.
Contributed anonymously

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