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Ella Mary King

Ella Mary King

Female 1847 - 1915  (67 years)

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  • Name Ella Mary King 
    Born 12 Apr 1847  Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 6 Apr 1915 
    Age 67 years 
    Person ID I58361  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Father Ancestors Don Alonzo King,   b. 1820, Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1898  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Mary Gridley Baker,   b. Abt 1828,   d. 4 Mar 1899  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F14916  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joseph Harrison Wright,   d. 20 Mar 1889 
     1. Donald George Wright,   b. 1881,   d. 25 Sep 1892  (Age 11 years)  [natural]
     2. Charles Burnette Wright,   b. 1886,   d. 23 Sep 1892  (Age 6 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x3. Marion Elizabeth Wright,   b. 11 Sep 1878, Davenport, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Married: 1x4. Katherine Jane Wright,   b. 31 Dec 1886, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1908  (Age 21 years)  [natural]
     5. Douglas King Wright,   b. 1884,   d. 3 Jan 1886  (Age 2 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F24383  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Class of 1868 PACS

      Ella Mary King Wright - died April 6, 1915, age 65 years. Daughter of Don Alonzo and Mary Gridley Baker King. Wife of Rev. Joseph Harrison Wright.
      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, April 14, 1915 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Ella Mary King Wright, oldest daughter of Don A. King and Mary G. Baker, his wife, was born in Pulaski, New York, April 12, 1847. Her girlhood was passed in this place. She studied under Hon. N. B. Smith and finished the course of instruction in Pulaski Academy. Soon afterward she entered Vassar College for a year of study, which at that time was considered a doubtful procedure for a woman. She studied music in Boston with her sister, and was for several years before her marriage a teacher of music in Pulaski and vicinity. On April 26, 1876 she was united in marriage to Joseph Harrison Wright, a newly ordained minister at Davenport, New York. From this charge he removed in 1879 to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in 1881 to Xenia, Ohio. In all these pastorates of the United Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Wright was a sympathetic and loyal pastor’s helper. In 1889 she was suddenly widowed and removed the next year with her seven children to Pulaski, to make the long fight alone for their support and education. She made her home continuously in Pulaski until the fall of 1912, since when she has been much of the time in Cleveland, Ohio, with her daughter. She has been a public spirited citizen of this community, as shown in her church and social life. She was many years President of the Women's Missionary Society of the Congregational church, and home Superintendent of the Sunday school. She was an ardent member of the Monday Historical Club and the D. A. R. For a year and a half she has patiently borne the gradually increasing illness which was her _ of _ into the life beyond. Her release came on Tuesday evening, April 6, in Cleveland, Ohio. She leaves a brother and sister and four children, Harrison King, of the _ Presbyterian _ _China; Marion Elizabeth, of East High School, Cleveland, Ohio; Robert Stewart, of the Public Service Commission, New York City; and Joseph Thatcher, assistant manager of Lodge & Shipley Machine Tool Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. “Her children rise up and call her blessed.” The funeral services were held in the Congregational church, Friday, at one o'clock. Rev. H. A. Lawrence read the scripture and offered prayer and Rev. A. V. V. Raymond, D. D. pastor of the Fourth Presbyterian church of Buffalo, a lifelong friend of Mrs. Wright’s, spoke most appropriate and becoming words, paying just tribute to the life and character of the good woman. How true it was, as Dr. Raymond said, “She never was cast down.” What her life is been all who knew her experience best can tell, and best know how she accepted every cross as of God and by God's just and wise dealings. When her hearing was gone, it was the same, when sight was gone it was ever thus with her, not a complaint. How rich a legacy she has left to her family and friends and how we who knew her should cherish the example of her life. Her brother, Charles King, of Peoria, Illinois, her sister, Mrs. William _ _, her children, Marion, Robert, and Joseph were at the service, and other friends from away were: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gaylord, Mr. and Mrs. _ Curtis of _; Messrs. William J. and George _ of Adams, and Mr. Harrison H. Cole, of Sandy Creek.