Died, at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Samuel Rogers, six miles southwest of Astoria on January 23rd at 8:10 o’clock a.m., Joseph Wright, aged seventy-eight years, nine months and three days. The subject of this obituary was born in Harrison county, Ohio, March 30th, 1815. He grew to manhood and received a good, common school education in his native state. December 7th, 1837, he was married to Sarah Septor. This union was blessed with seven children; six sons and one daughter. Only one of these survive him — M. V. Wright, of Browning. His wife dying on Dec. 17th, 1846, he was again united in marriage to Elizabeth Craigo, October 22, 1847. Four children, three daughters and one son were born to this union, Miss Mattie Wright, of Astoria, being the only living one of this second marriage. He moved from Ohio to Fulton county, Ill., in 1854. His second wife died March 14th, 1857. His third wife was Mrs. Nancy Mace. Mr. Wright united with the Union Baptist church at Mt. Zion school house in 1865. He suffered for fifteen years with rheumatism before his death, and for the past six years was blind also. He lived on the farm where he first settled til eight years ago when he came to live with his daughter. Five weeks ago he went to visit his granddaughter, was taken sick and was never able to return alive.

Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. Rogers, where he died, and remains were intered in Astoria cemetery, D. E. Hughes officiating.


Published in the Astoria Argus on 2/1/1894


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