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John Henry Wright

Male 1852 - 1908  (56 years)


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  • Name John Henry Wright  [1, 2
    Born 4 Feb 1852  Urumiah, Persia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Nov 1908  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I20867  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2019 

    Father Rev. Austen Hazen Wright,   b. 11 Nov 1811, Hartford, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1865, Urumiah, Persia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Catherine Myers,   b. 20 Nov 1821, Whitehall, Washington, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1888, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 13 Jun 1844  Seir, Persia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F12669  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Tappan,   b. 14 Dec 1851, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1916, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 2 Apr 1879  Gambier, Knox, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Children 
    +1. Austin Tappan Wright,   b. 20 Aug 1883, Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1931, Las Vegas, San Miguel, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F12401  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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."

  • Sources 
    1. [S2988] "The McDowell Family." Notes and Queries, Historical, Biographical, and Genealogical, Relating Chiefly to Interior Pennsylvania, Annual Volume, 1899, ed. William Henry Egle. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Harrisburg Publishing Company, 1900.

    2. [S1809] Gregory Stone Genealogy: Ancestry and Descendants of Dea. Gregory Stone of Cambridge, Mass., 1320-1917 by J. Gardner Bartlett. Boston: Stone Family Association, 1918.

    3. [S2659] The Hazen Family in America by Tracy Elliot Hazen, ed. Donald Lines Jacobus. Thomaston, Connecticut: Robert Hazen, 1947.

    4. [S2662] Tappan-Toppan Genealogy: Ancestors and Descendants of Abraham Toppan of Newbury, Massachusetts, 1606-1672 by Daniel Langdon Tappan. Arlington, Massachusetts, 1915., date only.