Biography of William T. Wright
Erie County, PA Biographies





William T. Wright, deceased, was a native of Virginia, as was also his wife. He was a well known politician and teacher. They were the parents of nine children, five of whom are now living.

F. R. Wright lived in Virginia until he was 13 years of age and from there went to Pittsburgh, Pa., where he became associated with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in 1905. Mr. Wright was later located at East Liberty, Connellsville, and Oil City, Pa., and in January, 1920, was appointed manager of the local branch, with offices in the Commerce building. This is one of the leading insurance agencies in the city and employs 34 people.

On Feb. 6, 1907, Mr. Wright was married at Pittsburgh to Miss Janet P. Gray, a native of that place, and a daughter of Andrew and Sarah Gray, both deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Wright have been born five children, as follows: Sarah, died at Connellsville, Pa., at the age of eight years; Catherine, died in Oil City, Pa., at the age of 12 years; Lillian, born in 1918; Jack, born in 1921; and Wanda, born in 1923.

In politics Mr. Wright is identified with the Republican party. He is a member of the Presbyterian church, a 32nd degree Mason, and belongs to the Consistory and Shrine. He also belongs to the Kiwanis club, the Erie Motor club and the Y. M. C. A. Mr. Wright is a leading and representative citizen of his community.


From:
History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis
1925

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