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James Wright, Born County Tyrone, Northern Ireland 1839-1911 Obituary

Published in the Elizabeth (New Jersey) Daily Journal on December 8, 1911
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Dennis Wright


Published in the Elizabeth (New Jersey) Daily Journal on December 8, 1911


Death claimed another veteran of the Civil War last night, when James Wright, of 75 Livingston Street, passed away, after a lingering Illness. Mr. Wright, who was very well known throughout the city, especially in the downtown section, served with distinction in the Fourth Artillery of New York, and saw action in most of the important engagements in the Region. His reminiscences of the war have been listened to with interest by manty of those who were fortunate enough to know him.

Mr. Wright was a native of Ireland (county Tyrone), and came to this country when but a young man. He had been a resident of Elizabeth for the past twenty seven years. He had led a retired life for fifteen years.

Besides his widow, Mrs. Mary Wright he leaves four daughters, Mrs. Louis Miller of Brooklyn, Mrs. Frank Kylsih, Mrs. Herbert Jones and Mrs. William Davenport, all of this city: two sons, Albert Wright and Wilbur Wright; and one step-son, George Parsons, and fourteen grandchildren. (Transcribers note: Mrs. Herbert Jones and Mrs. William Davenport were step-daughters)

He was a member of the Greystone Presbyterian Church and funeral services will be conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Joseph B. Ferguson

[Submitters Note: He was born18 Dec 1839 Ballynafeagh, County Tyrone