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WRIGHT, Edgar Adolphus – emigrated 1883

Edgar Adolphus Wright (1881-1960) was born at Badsey on 15th February 1881, the youngest of five children of Adolphus Careless Wright, a farm bailiff, and his wife, Emma (née Smith).  He was baptised in St James’ Church, Badsey, on 22nd March 1882.   At the time of the 1881 census, they were living in a house in High Street, Badsey, which is now occupied by The Spar.

At the age of two, Edgar emigrated with his family from Badsey in 1883 in order to seek a new life in America.  Their destination was Geauga County, Ohio, where several Badsey families had emigrated to in the 1870s.

At the time of the 1900 census, Edgar was living with his parents and one sibling in Bainbridge Township, Geauga County, where his father was farming.  He was still with his parents in 1910 when they lived in Auburn Township; he was helping on the farm.

On 15th October 1913, Edgar married Fern L Warner.  They had three children:  Mae Alice (1914-1977), Raymond E (1918) and Margaret Louise (1923-2015).  When Edgar enlisted with the US army in September 1918, his address was given as Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga, Ohio.  They were living in Auburn Township at the time of the 1920 census. 

Edgar died at Ashtabula, Ohio, on 28th November 1960.  He was buried at Maple Shade Cemetery, Auburn.