Edward Wright (1857-1896), Architect-Builder

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Scotia, Nebraska, 1878-ca.1896

DBA: Ed Wright


Edward Wright was born in Dover, Delaware on February 17, 1857.[1][2] He lived in Delaware until 1876, when he moved to Fort Scott, Kansas where he worked in manufacturing. In 1878, he came to Scotia, Nebraska.[[#References|[2][4] Other than being known as the top merchant in Scotia in 1882, Ed designed the Ed Wright Building in Scotia, Nebraska in 1887.[GY05-001] Wright was married to Mary Jane Bean of Scotia in 1882. He died on December 11, 1896.[2

This page is a contribution to the publication, Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. See the format and contents page for more information on the compilation and page organization.

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Educational & Professional Associations

1876-1877: cheese manufacturer, Fort Scott, Kansas.[2][4]

1878-ca. 1890s: manager of general merchandise store, W.H. West, Grand Island, Nebraska.[4]

Buildings & Projects

Ed Wright Building (1887), Scotia, Nebraska. [GY05-001]

Notes

References

1. 1880 United States Census, s.v. “Ed Wright,” Scotia, Greeley County, Nebraska, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.

2. "Edward Wright" FindaGrave.com Accessed February 13, 2019 via https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/91885330/edward-wright

3. "He Was Tired of Life" Omaha World-Herald (December 11, 1896), via GeneologyTrails.com accessed February 13, 2019 via http://genealogytrails.com/neb/greeley/obits1.htm

4. Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska, 1882 (CHICAGO: THE WESTERN HISTORICAL COMPANY, A. T. ANDREAS, Proprietor.), 1882. Accessed February 13, 2019 via http://www.kancoll.org/books/andreas_ne/hon_tabl.html

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Edward Wright (1857-1896), Architect-Builder,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, February 13, 2019. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, October 14, 2019.


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