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Sylvia Wright

Female 1917 - 1981  (64 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Sylvia Wright was born on 21 Jan 1917 in Berkeley, Alameda, California (daughter of Austin Tappan Wright and Margaret Garrad Stone); died on 9 May 1981 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    As a San Francisco newspaper columnist, she coined the word "mondegreen."

    "Sylvia Wright, a Writer and Harpers Ex-Editor," in The New York Times, 13 May 1981:

    Sylvia Wright, a freelance writer who frequently and humorously commented in national magazines on trends in modern living, died of cancer Saturday at her home in Cambridge, Mass. She was 64 years old.

    Miss Wright was also a former editor of Harpers Bazaar. A collection of her magazine articles, ''Get Away From Me With Those Christmas Gifts,'' was published by McGraw-Hill in 1957. She was also the author of a novel, ''A Shark Infested Rice Pudding.''

    After her graduation from Bryn Mawr College, Miss Wright edited and prepared for publication ''Islandia,'' a Utopian novel about an imaginary country written by her father, the late Austin Tappen [sic] Wright, who was a professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania. The novel, which has been a steady seller, was published in 1942, reissued in 1958. It is currently published by Arno Press Inc. and the New American Library.

    At her death, Miss Wright was writing a biography of her great-aunt, Melusina Fay Peirce, an early feminist and first wife of the American physicist, mathematician and philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce.

    Miss Wright is survived by her husband, Paul J. Mitarachi; a son, John; a sister, Phyllis King of Manhattan; and two brothers, Benjamin and William Wright.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Austin Tappan WrightAustin Tappan Wright was born on 20 Aug 1883 in Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire (son of John Henry Wright and Mary Tappan); died on 19 Sep 1931 in Las Vegas, San Miguel, New Mexico; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Author of Islandia, a quasi-utopian novel published eleven years after his death, which has remained almost uninterruptedly in print.

    Austin married Margaret Garrad Stone on 14 Nov 1912 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Margaret (daughter of William Eben Stone and Katherine Maria Fay) was born on 19 Jul 1886 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 1 Sep 1937 in London, England; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Margaret Garrad Stone was born on 19 Jul 1886 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts (daughter of William Eben Stone and Katherine Maria Fay); died on 1 Sep 1937 in London, England; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 1. Sylvia Wright was born on 21 Jan 1917 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; died on 9 May 1981 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    2. Phyllis Wright was born on 11 Dec 1919 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; died on 23 Feb 2007 in New York, New York.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Henry WrightJohn Henry Wright was born on 4 Feb 1852 in Urumiah, Persia (son of Rev. Austen Hazen Wright and Catherine Myers); died on 25 Nov 1908 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    His birthplace, also spelled Orumiyeh, now generally called Urmia, is now in West Azerbaijan, the northernmost and westernmost province of modern Iran.

    From Wikipedia:

    He earned his Bachelors (1873) and Masters (1876) at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. After junior appointments (first in Ohio and then at Dartmouth) in 1886 he joined Johns Hopkins as a professor of classical philology. In 1887, he became a professor of Greek at Harvard, where, from 1895 to 1908, he was also Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

    Some of Wright's most notable works are A History of All Nations from the Earliest Times (1905), a 24–volume history of the world; the translations Masterpieces of Greek Literature (1902); and The Origin of Plato's Cave (1906). He was active in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philological Association, and similar organizations. From 1889 to 1906 he co-edited the Classical Review (later Classical Quarterly) and from 1897 to 1906 he was chief editor of the American Journal of Archaeology.

    In 1893 Wright met the Indian Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda, who greatly influenced him. Wright described Vivekananda as "more learned than all our learned professors put together."

    John married Mary Tappan on 2 Apr 1879 in Gambier, Knox, Ohio. Mary (daughter of Eli Todd Tappan and Lydia Lucretia McDowell) was born on 14 Dec 1851 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died on 25 Aug 1916 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Mary TappanMary Tappan was born on 14 Dec 1851 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio (daughter of Eli Todd Tappan and Lydia Lucretia McDowell); died on 25 Aug 1916 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    "[A]n American novelist and short story writer best known for her acute characterizations and depictions of academic life." [Wikipedia]

    Children:
    1. 2. Austin Tappan Wright was born on 20 Aug 1883 in Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire; died on 19 Sep 1931 in Las Vegas, San Miguel, New Mexico; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  William Eben Stone was born on 27 Nov 1845 in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts (son of Dr. Ebenezer Stone and Elizabeth Holbrook Hawes); died on 23 Feb 1921 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He appears in several sources as "William Ebenezer Stone," and while it's possible that this was how he was christened, it's obvious from the record of his doings as an adult that he went by "William Eben Stone."

    From the The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, April 1922, page 83: "William Eben Stone, Ph.B.", by J. Gardner Bartlett:

    WILLIAM EBEN STONE, of Cambridge, Mass., elected to resident membership in the New England Historic Genealogical Society 5 May 1880, died at his home in Cambridge 23 February 1921.

    He was born at Walpole, Mass., 27 November 1845, the youngest son of Dr. Ebenezer7 and Elizabeth Holbrook (Hawes) Stone, the father being a graduate of Brown University and the Harvard Medical School and for over forty years a successful physician in Walpole and the surrounding towns. The progenitor of the family in America was Dea. Gregory1 Stone of Cambridge, Mass., in 1637, from whom Mr. Stone was descended through John2 of Sudbury, Mass., Nathaniel3 and Ebenezer4 of Framingham, Mass., Silas5 of Natick, Mass., and Dublin, N. H., who died near Saratoga while serving in the American Army in the Revolution, Silas6 of Sherborn, Mass., who also was a soldier in the American Army in the Revolution and was severely wounded at the Battle of White Plains, N. Y., and Dr. Ebenezer7 Stone of Walpole, Mass., his father. In all of his ancestral lines Mr. Stone traced his descent from the early Puritan founders of New England, including among his ancestors the Waites, Hills, Pratts, Russells, Coolidges, Twitchells, Bullards, Barbours, Haweses, and many other well-known families of Middlesex and Norfolk Counties, Mass.

    Mr. Stone was graduated at Brown University in 1866 with the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy, and then studied mining engineering for a year as a member of the first class ever graduated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1867 he went to Marquette, Mich., where he remained seven years as a chemist and engineer in the employ of various iron mining companies. In 1874 he secured an interest in the Champion Iron Company of Michigan, soon afterwards became treasurer and general manager of this company, with offices in Boston, and continued in these positions for twenty-five years. The mines of this iron company were rich in a scarce high-grade ore which was essential in the manufacture of steel by the earlier methods of the open-hearth process, so that the operations of the company, under the efficient, skillful direction of Mr. Stone, became extremely profitable. During all these years Mr. Stone's home was in Cambridge and his office in Boston; but four times each year he spent a few weeks at the mines in Michigan, supervising their management. About 1901 the company was very advantageously sold to Pennsylvania steel interests merged in the United States Steel Corporation, and Mr. Stone retired from active business with an ample fortune.

    From his early years Mr. Stone was enthusiastically interested in the genealogy of the Stone family and the history of his ancestors, and by his persistent efforts from 1880 to 1896, through researches by Col. Joseph Lemuel Chester, Henry FitzGilbert Waters, and himself, he succeeded in locating Gregory Stone at Great Bromley, co. Essex, England, and in tracing back his ancestry there for several generations. These results were reported by Mr. Stone at the first meeting of the Stone Family Association, held in Boston 26 January 1897. Of this organization Mr. Stone was the predominant but unostentatious leader during the rest of his life, serving as its vice president, 1897-1904, its president, 1904-1909, and a member of its executive committee, 1909-1921. The activities of this association culminated in the appearance in 1918 of the Gregory Stone Genealogy, an important work of nine hundred pages, the compilation and publication of which were almost wholly due to the enthusiastic efforts and extreme liberality of Mr. Stone.

    In 1907 Mr. Stone was appointed a member of the Committee on English Research of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and he served on this committee the remaining fourteen years of his life. During all this time he was not only a generous annual contributor to the funds raised by the committee for carrying on genealogical research in England, but, was also always warmly appreciative of the results secured and published in the Register. After holding membership in the Society for forty years, he was elected, at the annual meeting in February 1920, a councillor for a three-year term, only one year of which he had served at the time of his decease. During his later life he was a frequent visitor to the library of the Society and to the Boston Athenaeum, for the purpose of pursuing his favorite genealogical researches.

    In 1874 Mr. Stone established his home in Cambridge, where he resided the rest of his life, and in later years he also had a summer house on Fisher's Island, in Long Island Sound. He travelled extensively in North and South America, and several times made extended trips to Europe, where the family lived at one time for three years while his children were being educated there.

    He was a member of the Somerset Club of Boston, the Oakley Country Club, the New England Kennel Club, and the Cambridge Boat Club. He also held membership in the Cambridge Historical Society, the Boston Athenaeum, the Bostonian Society, the Bibliophile Society of Boston, the Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Society of Sons of the Revolution.

    The finest qualities of our ancient New England stock came to their fairest fruition in the character and personality of Mr. Stone. His innate refinement, cultured mind, and delicate modesty were always apparent; his courteous, genial, engaging manner and frank, sincere cordiality ever gladdened the circles in which he moved; his gentle, serene disposition, sympathetic kindness, warmth of heart, and liberal generosity endeared him to all his relatives and friends; and his unswerving integrity, sound judgment, and intellectual abilities secured for him the respect and esteem of the community. Favored with a tall figure, fine physique, and handsome countenance, he had a distinguished bearing and appearance. Remarkably fine health and unimpaired keenness of mind enabled him to enjoy life with full zest to advanced age, until finally stricken with illness a few months before his decease in his seventy-sixth year.

    He married at Cambridge, 22 June 1871, Katherine M. Fay, daughter of Rev. Dr. Charles and Charlotte E. (Hopkins) Fay. She survives him, together with their three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Loring Jackson (Pauline Fay Stone) of Cambridge, Mrs. Austin Tappan Wright (Margaret Garrad Stone) of Berkeley, Calif., and Amy Fay Stone of New York City. Their only son, Reginald Stone, died in 1892, in his fifteenth year.

    William married Katherine Maria Fay on 22 Jun 1871 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Katherine (daughter of Rev. Charles Fay and Charlotte Emily Hopkins) was born on 6 Jul 1847 in New Orleans, Jefferson, Louisiana; died on 29 May 1928 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Katherine Maria Fay was born on 6 Jul 1847 in New Orleans, Jefferson, Louisiana (daughter of Rev. Charles Fay and Charlotte Emily Hopkins); died on 29 May 1928 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 6 Jul 1846, New Orleans, Jefferson, Louisiana

    Children:
    1. 3. Margaret Garrad Stone was born on 19 Jul 1886 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 1 Sep 1937 in London, England; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Rev. Austen Hazen WrightRev. Austen Hazen Wright was born on 11 Nov 1811 in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont (son of David Wright and Elizabeth Hazen); died on 4 Jan 1865 in Urumiah, Persia; was buried in American Mission Graveyard, on Mt. Seir, near Urmiah, West Azerbaijan province, Iran.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: Mar 1818, Center Church, Hartford, Windsor, Vermont

    Notes:

    "He was graduated at Dartmouth Coll. (A.B., 1830; A.M., Phi Beta Kappa, 1862); and at Univ. of Virginia (M.D., 1839). He taught in Richmond, Va., some years, studied theology in Union Seminary, Prince Edward County, Va., and was ordained an evangelist, East Hanover Presbytery, 22 Sept. 1839. He sailed for Persia, 9 Mar. 1840, arrived at Urumiah, 25 July 1840, and continued in a successful ministry there until 1860; he then visited the United States, but returned to his mission station in 1864." [The Hazen Family in America, citation details below.]

    From his Find a Grave page:

    A graduate of Dartmouth College, he was a medical missionary to the Nestorians in Urumiah, Azerbijan Province, Persia. He had just returned to Persia on a second mission to the Nestorians when he died suddenly.

    He was married to Catherine (Myers) Wright, and the father of Lucy Myers (Wright) Mitchell and John Henry Wright. His daughter Lucy was one of the first American women in the field of archaeology, and a published author, despite the gender bias that kept her out of many scholastic venues. His son John was a classical scholar, author, and educator.

    Austen married Catherine Myers on 13 Jun 1844 in Seir, Persia. Catherine (daughter of Joseph Myer and Lucy Fitch Kirtland) was born on 20 Nov 1821 in Whitehall, Washington, New York; died on 13 Feb 1888 in New York, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Catherine MyersCatherine Myers was born on 20 Nov 1821 in Whitehall, Washington, New York (daughter of Joseph Myer and Lucy Fitch Kirtland); died on 13 Feb 1888 in New York, New York.
    Children:
    1. Lucy Myers Wright was born on 20 Mar 1845 in Urumiah, Persia; died on 10 Mar 1888 in Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland.
    2. 4. John Henry Wright was born on 4 Feb 1852 in Urumiah, Persia; died on 25 Nov 1908 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  Eli Todd TappanEli Todd Tappan was born on 30 Apr 1824 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio (son of Benjamin Tappan, Senator from Ohio and Elizabeth "Betsy" Lord); died on 23 Oct 1888 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio.

    Notes:

    "[A] American educator, mathematician, author, lawyer and newspaper editor who served as president of Kenyon College, among other public distinctions." [Wikipedia]

    "He was educated in the schools of Steubenville, by private tutors, and at St. Mary's College, Baltimore, Md. He studied law with his father and his father's partner, Edwin M. Stanton, who was afterwards Secretary of War under Lincoln. Although admitted to the bar in 1846, Mr. Tappan turned his attention to journalism, publishing for two years a paper called the Ohio Press. He later practiced law in Steubenville, where he was mayor, 1844-5, and superintendent of schools, 1856-9. He was professor of mathematics in the University of Ohio, 1859-60 and 1865-8. He was president of Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, 1869-75, and commissioner of the Public Schools of Ohio, from 1887 until the time of his death. He was the author of a number of textbooks on mathematics. He received the following degrees: A. M. from St. Mary's, 1860; LL.D., from Williams, 1873, from Washington and Jefferson, 1874, and from several other colleges." [Tappan-Toppan Genealogy, citation details below.]

    Eli married Lydia Lucretia McDowell on 4 Feb 1851 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio. Lydia (daughter of Alexander Johnston McDowell and Mary Sheldon) was born on 4 Jul 1825 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died on 24 Dec 1904 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Lydia Lucretia McDowell was born on 4 Jul 1825 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio (daughter of Alexander Johnston McDowell and Mary Sheldon); died on 24 Dec 1904 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio.
    Children:
    1. 5. Mary Tappan was born on 14 Dec 1851 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died on 25 Aug 1916 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  5. 12.  Dr. Ebenezer Stone was born on 10 Oct 1797 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Silas Stone and Jennet Twitchell); died on 13 Aug 1869 in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    From Gregory Stone Genealogy (citation details below):

    In early life [he] exhibited natural capacity and desire for learning, and after preparatory study under Rev. Joseph Wheaton of Holliston and Rev. Charles Train of Framingham, he was admitted to Brown University where he graduated A.B. in 1820 and A.M. in 1822. He then took up medical studies under Dr. John B. Kittredge of Framingham, completing them at the Harvard Medical School where he received the degree of M.D. in 1824. Soon afterwards he settled in Walpole, Mass., where he practiced his profession over forty years, until within a short time of his decease, 13 Aug. 1869, in his seventy-second year.

    Dr. Stone was a skilful, successful, and popular family physician, and obtained an extensive practice in Walpole and the surrounding towns; and his high character, abilities, geniality, and sympathetic disposition secured for him the confidence, esteem, and affection of a large circle of patients. While assiduously and faithfully devoted to the duties of his profession, he was also much interested in education, labored for the improvement of the schools, and was one of the earliest open advocates of temperance during the first agitation on this subject in Massachusetts about 1830. He was a man of calm judgment, firm convictions, and scholarly tastes. In politics he was long a conservative adherent of the Whig party, and in religion was a consistent member of the Unitarian church and a constant attendant at its public worship. For some years he was a councillor of the Massachusetts Medical Society and president of the Norfolk District Medical Society.

    Ebenezer married Elizabeth Holbrook Hawes on 23 Nov 1831 in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of John Holbrook Hawes and Achsah Barber) was born on 10 May 1809 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 18 Aug 1860 in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Elizabeth Holbrook Hawes was born on 10 May 1809 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts (daughter of John Holbrook Hawes and Achsah Barber); died on 18 Aug 1860 in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 6. William Eben Stone was born on 27 Nov 1845 in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 23 Feb 1921 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  7. 14.  Rev. Charles Fay was born on 21 Jul 1808 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Samuel Phillips Prescott Fay and Harriet Howard); died on 6 Nov 1888 in New York, New York; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    "The Rev. Charles Fay, D.D., of Vermont, was born in Cambridge, Mass., July 21, 1808. He was graduated from Harvard College with honor 1829; in 1832 he became assistant teacher in the school established by Bishop Hopkins at Burlington, Vt., and was ordained Deacon in 1833. He organized St. Paul's Church, Vergennes, Vt., in 1838; he took charge of St John's, Highgate; in 1841, established a school for young ladies near Macon, Ga.; thence he removed in 1844 to Louisiana, and engaged in missionary work at Bayou Goula, then at New Orleans. In 1848, he was called to St Luke's, at St Albans, Vt. From 1857 to 1870, he was in charge of St. Paul's Church at Marquette, when he returned to Vermont, making his home at Grand Isle. He died in New York on the 6th of November, 1888, at the age of eighty." ["The Report on the Committee on Memorials of Deceased Members", citation details below.]

    Charles married Charlotte Emily Hopkins. Charlotte (daughter of Bishop John Henry Hopkins and Melusina Müller) was born on 4 May 1817 in Ligonier, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; died on 23 Sep 1856 in St. Albans, Franklin, Vermont. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Charlotte Emily Hopkins was born on 4 May 1817 in Ligonier, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania (daughter of Bishop John Henry Hopkins and Melusina Müller); died on 23 Sep 1856 in St. Albans, Franklin, Vermont.
    Children:
    1. 7. Katherine Maria Fay was born on 6 Jul 1847 in New Orleans, Jefferson, Louisiana; died on 29 May 1928 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.