Donald George Wright

Donald George Wright

Male 1881 - 1892  (11 years)

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  • Name Donald George Wright 
    Born 1881 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Sep 1892 
    Age 11 years 
    Person ID I40041  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Joseph Harrison Wright
              d. 20 Mar 1889 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Ella Mary King
              b. 12 Apr 1847, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Apr 1915  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F24383  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • September 25, 1892 ~ Donald G. Wright, age 11 years, born in Xenia, Ohio, Resident of Richland Township for 2 ½ years, Son of Joseph H. Wright (born in Ireland) and Ella King, died in Pulaski of diphtheria.

      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, September 29, 1892 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Died - In Pulaski, New York, September 25, 1892, of diphtheria, Don G. Wright, son of Mrs. J. H. Wright, and grandson of Don A. King, Esq., aged 11 years.

      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, September 29, 1892 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - On Sunday, September 18th, it was ascertained that four of the children of Mrs. Ella Wright, whose husband, was the Rev. Joseph H. Wright, deceased, Xenia, Ohio, were suffering from diphtheria. Mrs. Wright lives on Bridge Street. Great care was at once taken to prevent the spread of the disease and this far these precautions seem to have proven ample. The dread disease has been confined to the family where it first appeared. The youngest of the children thus afflicted was six years of age. Three physicians have, the greater portion of the time, been in attendance upon the family and all that could have been done was done for the recovery of those who were victims in the dread disease. A sudden turn for the worse was apparent on Thursday in the case of the youngest child and on Friday, Charles B. Wright died. On Saturday a brother of the deceased, Don G. Wright, was noticed to be in danger and on Sunday about half past five o'clock he, too, passed over the dark river. Interment of the first named was buried on Sunday night amid the intense darkness and the storm that was raging. It seemed too sad for expression that these two bright lads should thus be taken from this world that seemed so full of bright promise for their future. Mrs. Wright, the fond and sad self-sacrificing mother, has also been afflicted with a light form of the disease, but at present writing she is slowly recovering. The two surviving children are also believed to be convalescent. At once after the discovery that diphtheria had made its appearance, the house and grounds of Mrs. Wright were carefully inspected. They were found to be in perfect sanitary condition, so far as could be seen. The house was thoroughly cleanly, the cellar has a cement bottom and excellent drainage and there is no apparent cause for the appearance of this disease, so justly regarded as extremely dangerous. Dr. More, of South Richland, the health officer of the town, has placed the house in quarantine and a sign of "diphtheria" has been nailed up in accordance with the State law pertaining to such cases. The sympathy of every person in the village is warmly aroused on behalf of Mrs. Wright and her surviving children. The past ten days have been to them dark ones and filled to overflowing with terrible forebodings and a crushing sorrow, never to be forgotten.