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James S. Wright, Yuma

December 9, 1926

In 1880 Butler County Kansas, James S. Wright is 44, Nancy R. 43, Laurie R. 15, Levi J. 12, and Ida M. 6.


In 1900 Smith County, Kansas, Levi Wright born Dec 1859 in Illinois, with Annie Nov 1876 Germany, have been married five years. They have Frankie B. Oct 1896 Texas.

In 1910 Smith County Kansas, L. J. Wright is 42, Illinois, Anna 32 Germany, with Frank 14 Texas, and George 4, Kansas. His widowed father J. S. 63, born in Illnois is with them.

In 1920 Washington County, Colorado, Levi is farming, next door to brother Bert, 55, Ilinois, with Annie 42 born in Germany. SHe immigrated in 1892, and was naturalized. George 1 was born in Kansas.
Next door is Frank B. Wright 24 born in Texas, farming, with Lucille 28, Kansas.

August 1938

Levi James Wright is in Yuma in 1940, 72 born in Illinois, Annie 63 Germany. October 1948
October 20, 1949

Levi is buried in Yuma # 74419984.
November 29, 1951

"Those from out of town who came last week to attend the funeral of Levi James Wright were his son, George and his wife of Julesburg, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kuney of Julesburg, Mrs. Nora Mahan of Otis, a niece, and Mrs. Wright's niece, Mrs. Paul McMonigal of San Antonio, Texas. On Tuesday Mrs. Wright accompanied the latter back to Texas and will stay for an indefinite period at the home of her son Frank, in San Antonio."

Yuma Pioneer, Yuma, Colorado December 6, 1951
Transcribed by Carol Moore.

April 19, 1928

June 7, 1928 "Mrs. Frank Wright and her brother Walter Kriemelmeyer left Friday for a visit with relatives and friends in Bartley and other points in Nebraska."

Frank was such a good catcher that he was recruited by out-of-town teams.
September 6, 1928
Walter was teaching in the Haxtun schools in 1928.
September 26, 1929
Frank is in Yuma in 1930, running a hardware store, 35, with Lucille 36. They have Betty Lou six months, born in Colorado.

March 12, 1931
1931 Heartstrong items " Mrs. Frank Wright and daughter, of Yuma, were visiting with the former's sister, Mrs. Joe Henderson, Sunday."
1932 " Frank Wright and daughter came up from Indianola, Nebraskas for a brief visit with relatives and friends and to attend to business matters."

They're in Yuma in 1940, Frank a gas station attendant, living on South Birch. Betty Lou is 10.
All were in Bartley Nebraska in 1935.

Frank died in 1956
And Lucille died in 1971.


In 1920 Washington COunty, Colorado, Bert is farming, 30 with Hazel, both 30. Alberta 7 and Pauline 5 were born in Oklahoma.

In 1930 Yuma Bert is a proprietor of a filling station , 45, Hazel I, 43 Kansas, with Alberta 19 and Pauline 17.

1931 “Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wright and Mrs. Andrew Nordyke and baby returned Sunday evening from Jones Oklahoma where they had gone to attend the funeral of the ladies’ father. They were accompanied on the trip by R. I. Swearingen and family.”
April 19, 1934
1934 "Mrs. Art Wright left Monday, with the Bert Wright family, for Choctaw, Oklahoma for a visit with relatives."

September 30, 1937
July 21, 1938

1939 "Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wright of Fort Collins were overnight guests at the Art Wright home Saturday."
September 12, 1946

May 14 1959 "Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wright left Yuma Friday to visit relatives at Otis and Fort Collins. They came to Yuma to attend the funeral of Mrs. Wright's brother-in-law A.H. Nordyke."

In 1930 Yuma, living next door to Bert Wright, Elry E. West is a trucker, 30, born in Nebraska, with Bessie B. 26 Oklahoma, and Dorothy A. 5, Colorado.


January 7, 1954

January 18, 1968


1922 Lone Star items "Bert Wright and Mr. Wheeler exchanged places last week."
August 1922 "Robt. Wheeler ws painfully injured Sunday by being hit in the side by the crank while he was attempting to crank his tractor."
May 2, 1940

October 25, 1956

1937 "Mr. and Mrs. Joe Henderson were called to Bartley, Nebraska by the death of their nephew, Russell Storey."

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