MAURY COUNTY NATIVES AND
FORMER RESIDENTS INTERRED ELSEWHERE.
WRIGHT, Lorena Belle Wright was born 21 Sep 1900 in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee to James Lewis Wright and Cora Dean Kennedy. The family emigrated to Atoka, Oklahoma between 1910 and 1920. In Oklahoma, Lorena met and married William Andrew "Bill" Cecil. Lorena gave birth to one son William Andrew Cecil Jr. who died shortly after birth. She learned she could not have any more children so they went to the local Choctaw Indian reservation and adopted two young Native American boys which they named William Andrew Cecil Jr. (in honor of their boy who died) and Joe A. Cecil. Both boys are still alive (2004) today. Lorena died on 18 Jan 1962 due to complications from diabetes. She was buried in the Wards Chapel Cemetery in Atoka, Oklahoma. The daughter of Joe A. Cecil took the photos of the Wright family tombstones and sent them to me. Her name is Charlotte Peebles and she lives in California. Information provided by Rick Gray. 10-14-2004.