Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Tombstone Tuesday - Joseph W. and Maude LaRue Wright

Joseph W.
June 7, 1869
Apr. 4, 1947

Maude LaRue
Jan. 23, 1872
Dec. 27, 1919

This stone commemorates only the body in which we lived here on earth. We have gone to live with Jesus. Jesus wants you to come. We want you to come. Won't you?

According to his death certificate,[1] Joseph W. Wright was born June 7, 1870 in Kentucky and was a funeral director.  His parents were Joseph Wright, born Kentucky, and Martha Tate, born Virginia. His obituary[2] stated he was a prominent Livingston County businessman, a resident of Hampton, and died at his home." He had been in ill health for several years, having retired from general merchandising business a few years ago. Funeral services were at the Hampton Methodist church Saturday. Burial in Salem Cemetery. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ladd Robinson, and a grandson, Joseph Franklin Robinson."

Joseph W. Wright appears on the 1870 Union County, Kentucky census in the household of Joseph and Martha Wright.[3]

Maude LaRue Wright was born in Kentucky and was the daughter of Marion LaRue and Lyda Kidd, both of whom were born in Kentucky. [4]

[1] Kentucky Death Certificate #13932 (Delayed), Joseph W. Wright, Ancestry.com, accessed 30 Dec 2017.
[2] Livingston Leader, 10 Apr 1947.
[3] 1870 Census, Union County, Kentucky, Roll: M593_501, p. 321A, Post Office Morganfield, Ancestry.com, accessed 30 Dec 2017.
[4] Kentucky Death Certificate #33204, Maude L. Wright, Ancestry.com, accessed 30 Dec 2017.

Published 6 Mar 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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