Biography of C. F. Wright
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





C. F. Wright is among the prominent young business men of Columbiana County, and is identified with the Wright Manufacturing Company of Lisbon. He was born in Lisbon, Jan. 21, 1891, and is the son of Hal H. and Mary (Farmer) Wright.

Hal H. Wright, well known throughout Ohio as a successful business man, is the son of Hugh H. Wright, who founded the Wright Manufacturing Company in 1881. Hal H. Wright is now assisted in the business by his sons, Charles F. and William F. The company began the manufacture of chain hoists in 1904 and has developed into one of the leading enterprises of the county. The factory covers 56,000 square feet, the foundfl 100,000 square feet, and 150 people are employed. The motto of the company is: "Wright Hoists for Speed, Strength, Service and Safety."

C. F. Wright grew up in Lisbon, attended the public and high schools, and was graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1913. He has since devoted his entire time to his father's business.

On Jan. 22, 1921, Mr. Wright was united in marriage with Miss Helen Young, the daughter of Andrew S. and Ella (McDowell) Young, of East Liverpool. They have a son, Windsor, born March 9, 1922.

In politics Mr. Wright is identified with the Republican party. He is a member of the Elks Lodge, East Liverpool Country Club, Salem Golf Club, and Kiwanis Club. He is affiliated with all Masonic bodies, including Blue Lodge, Chapter, Council, Knight Templars, Commandery, and Al Koran Shrine of Cleveland. Mr. Wright has an extensive acquaintance and the Wright family has always been representative of the best citizenship of Columbiana County.

From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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