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John Henry Wright

John Henry Wright

Male 1852 - 1908  (56 years)

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  1. 1.  John Henry WrightJohn 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.

    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]

    Children:
    1. 2. Austin Tappan Wright  Descendancy chart to this point 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.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Austin Tappan WrightAustin Tappan Wright Descendancy chart to this point (1.John1) 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.

    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]

    Children:
    1. 3. Sylvia Wright  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 21 Jan 1917 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; died on 9 May 1981 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    2. 4. Phyllis Wright  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 11 Dec 1919 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; died on 23 Feb 2007 in New York, New York.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Sylvia Wright Descendancy chart to this point (2.Austin2, 1.John1) was born on 21 Jan 1917 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; 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.


  2. 4.  Phyllis Wright Descendancy chart to this point (2.Austin2, 1.John1) was born on 11 Dec 1919 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; died on 23 Feb 2007 in New York, New York.

    Phyllis married Lowell King on 27 Sep 1941 in New York, New York. Lowell (son of Clarence Baker King and Alice Darracott Seabrook) was born on 2 May 1920 in New Canaan, Farfield, Connecticut; died on 27 Aug 1969 in New York, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Tappan Wright King  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 10 Sep 1950 in Las Vegas, San Miguel, New Mexico.


Generation: 4

  1. 5.  Tappan Wright King Descendancy chart to this point (4.Phyllis3, 2.Austin2, 1.John1) was born on 10 Sep 1950 in Las Vegas, San Miguel, New Mexico.

    Tappan married Beth Ann Meacham on 13 Oct 1978 in New York City. Beth (daughter of Richard Allen Meacham and Marion Ann Gaunder) was born on 14 Nov 1951 in Newark, Licking, Ohio. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]