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HELEN L. WRIGHT (nee LATHEROW) 1896-1989


HELEN L.           FRANK H.
1895-19__             1896-1952

Obituary from the files of
The LaHarpe Historical
and Genealogical Society


Frank H. Wright, 57 of Macomb, died at his home Saturday morning.  He had been in ill health the past three years, but only recently had contracted pneumonia, which caused his death.

Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Monday at the Majorville Church, the Rev. Henry M. Bloomer of Abington officiating.  Burial was in Majorville cemetery.

He was born July 25, 1895 at Fountain Green, a son of Thomas and Ada Parker Wright, and resided at Fountain Green until he moved to Macomb in 1935.  He had resided one year at Nauvoo. Until he moved to Macomb he was engaged in farming.  He was employed as a mechanic at the Stratton Motor Co. in Macomb several years and then was employed as sanitary engineer at Camp Ellis four years, resigning the latter position because of ill health.

He was a member of the Majorville Methodist church and while living at Fountain Green, was a member of the Masonic Lodge at La Harpe.

On Dec. 2, 1914 he married Helen Latherow.  She survives with four sons and daughters, Max William Wright of Minneapolis, Minn., Lloyd Thomas Wright of Indianapolis, Ind.  Mrs. James Pinson of Forney Tex., and Mrs. Richard Sivill of Macomb.

Pictured above, Frank with his grandmother, Rebecca Trowell Parker, shared by Betty Bevans Davis.

Frank Wright was elected President of the Majorville Cemetery Association, sometime after February, 1927.  Click here to read E. W. Huston's letter to The News about the association.

Although the tombstone at Majorville Cemetery was inscribed with 1895 for Helen's year of birth, other resources strongly suggest she was born in October of 1896.  The LaHarper published on October 8, 1896, noted the birth of a daughter to T. J. Latherow.  The next older Latherow daughter, Edith, was born May 5, 1895.  From Social Security death records, Helen L. Wright, born October 5, 1896, died in November of 1989, last residence not specified.

In 1938 Helen wrote a fond essay, Memories, about the church and the fellowship of its members.

See also: Thomas G. Wright (Frank's father)
Ada Bethena Parker (Frank's mother)
Thomas Latherow & Nellie Williams (Helen's parents)
Lloyd Thomas Wright (son)


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