Biography of F. W. Wright


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F. W. Wright, farmer. P. Elgin, is a native of Grafton County. N. H, born in 1823; is a son of W. F. and Mary (Worster) Wright, both New Hampshire born and farmers. F. W. Wright grew up on the farm, but eventually mastered the mill wright trade, and in that capacity came to Elgin. Ill., in 1844. Here he engaged with A. Hadlick, the pioneer threshing machine manufacturer of the West, and remained with him thirteen years. In 1861 he purchased his valuable farm, one and a half miles east of Elgin. This farm he has improved and beautified in a way not common in even Cook or Kane counties. His residence is a model of solidity, comfort and elegance. It is built 18x36 feet, with wings 18x10 and l6x24 feet, with all modern appliances and conveniences. The house and capacious barns and farm buildings were all planned and built by Mr. Wright, whose skill, enterprise and thrift have earned every dollar invested in this farm and home, in the face of that greatest of earthly obstacles, illhealth. His wife was Asintha Lester, daughter of Edward Lester, a pioneer ot 1835 in DuPage County, Ill. The Lesters Edward. M. M., John, Frederic, Jerome, Rollin, M. B., etc., with Tonman Barnum and R. Waite, were and have been prominent in that county, coming from Clinton County, N. Y., and Shoreham, Vt.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.