Edward Wright (1857-1896), Architect-Builder
DBA: Ed Wright
Edward Wright was born in Dover, Delaware on February 17, 1857. He lived in Delaware until 1876, when he moved to Fort Scott, Kansas where he worked in manufacturing. In 1877, he came to Scotia, Nebraska.[[#References| 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
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Educational & Professional Associations
1876-1877: cheese manufacturer, Fort Scott, Kansas.
1878-ca. 1890s: manager of general merchandise store, W.H. West, Grand Island, Nebraska.
Buildings & Projects
Ed Wright Building (1887), Scotia, Nebraska. [GY05-001]
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
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, July 11, 2020.
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