E. J. Wright, popular garage owner of Albion, is a native of Erie County, and one of its successful business
men. He was born in Girard Township, Sept. 18, 1878, and is the son of L. J. and Sophia (Voltz) Wright.
L. J. Wright, deceased, was a prosperous farmer and stockman of Erie County. He spent his entire life in Girard
Township, and died Oct. 13, 1924. His wife, a native of Erie, died Feb. 20, 1924. They had four children: E. J.,
the subject of this sketch; E. R., lives at Coffeyville, Kan.; W. S., lives at Coffeyville; and Donald, lives at
E. J. Wright grew up on his father's farm and was educated in the public schools of Girard Township. Since 1917
he has been engaged in the automobile business at Albion with P. E. Irwin, and until 1924 they were local agents
for the Willys-Knight automobile. They now operate a first class repair shop and carry a complete line of automobile
accessories. They have been very successful and are well known throughout the county.
On April 10, 1901, Mr. Wright was married to Miss Mae Jenkins, a native of Conneaut Township, and a daughter of
George and Minerva (Watson) Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins lives at Meadville, Pa His wife is deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Wright
have been born two children: Garold, born Jan. 14, 1902, lives at home; and Garnet, born Feb. 11, 1905, was graduated
from Edinboro State Normal School in 1925.
Mr. Wright is a Republican and is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge and Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
Historical Publishing Company
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