Biography of Frank E. Wright





Wright, Frank E., p. o. Oakfleld, was born in Barre, Orleans county, January 31, 1852, a son of John E. Wright and Celia Ann Olmsted. His paternal grandfather was Hon. Elisha Wright, a colonel in the war of 1812 and later member of the Assembly from Orleans county. On his mother's side Mr. Wright can trace his ancestry in an unbroken line back to John Alden, the youngest signer of the famous Mayflower Compact. Mr. Wright was educated at the academy at Le Roy and the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary and College at Lima, N. Y. In 1871 he went to Kansas and soon entered the Bank of Blue Rapids City as bookkeeper. He was married in September, 1872, to Miss Ettie Moulton of Batavia; they have one son, Arthur M., born March 20, 1887. In 1876 Mr. Wright came to Batavia and engaged in the drug business with Dr. L. L. Tozier, buying the doctor's interest at the end of one year, and conducting the business until the spring of 1881. In 1883 he located in Oakfleld, and, associated with A. H. Greene of Byron. established the business of banking, under the title of The Exchange Bank. At the end of four years he purchased his partner's interest and has since conducted a general banking business alone. Mr. Wright is one of the representative men of Oakfield, of sterling integrity, and takes an active interest in church and school matters. He has held various local offices, as president of the village board and of the board of education. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he is a trustee and treasurer. He is also a trustee of Genesee Wesleyan Seminary at Lima, N. Y.



Source:
Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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