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WRIGHT (later KENT), Edith Melinda – emigrated 1883

Edith Melinda Wright (1878-1912) was born at Badsey in 1878, the fourth of five children of Adolphus Careless Wright, a farm bailiff, and his wife, Emma (née Smith).  She was baptised in St James’ Church, Badsey, on 1st September 1878.   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 nine, Edith emigrated with her 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, Edith was living with her parents and one sibling in Bainbridge Township, Geauga County, where her father was farming.

On 11th September 1902, Edith married John Edson Kent.  They had five children:  Treva Gertrude (1904-1932), Stanley W (1906-1973), Ernest A (1909-1977), George (1910-1910) and Nella (1912-1967).  They were living in Auburn Township at the time of the 1910 census. 

Edith died at Bainbridge on 22nd October 1912, aged 34, when her children were still very young.  She was buried at Maple Shade Cemetery, Auburn.