Katherine Jane Wright

Katherine Jane Wright

Female 1886 - 1908  (21 years)

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  • Name Katherine Jane Wright 
    Born 31 Dec 1886  Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Oct 1908 
    Age 21 years 
    Person ID I62645  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

    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F27459  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Class of 1905 PACS

      Katherine Jane Wright - December 31, 1886 - October 26, 1908. Daughter of Joseph Harrison and Ella Mary King Wright.
      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, October 28, 1908 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - “As A Flower of the Field” - It was a Tom Hood morning when that of October 26th dawned to us at Ithaca, as we recalled the poem of the English master, who wrote out of his own heart: “We watched her breathing thro; the night, Her breathing soft and low. As in her breast the wave of life, Kept waving to and fro. For when the morn came dim and sad, And chill with early showers, Her quiet eyelids closed - she had Another morn than ours. Already this morn is hers, the beginning of the eternal day, the ease from pain, the connection of all earthly sorrows. It is not our morn yet, for we doubt and fear and suffer that all belongs to a life linked with the flesh and not the earth, earthy.” But hers is life in the Father's house where there are many homes. Katherine Wright was known to the writer hardly as a human being linked with all the infirmities that belong to ordinary mortals. The impression is rather that of a fair human flower that has left an abiding perfume. In an acquaintance of hardly ten years, I can remember no selfish expression or desire, and very few, if any, of those things silly or vain, which we associate with youth. Those eyes seemed to look upon the spiritual universe and with an insight far beyond her years. She seemed to judge of the relations of life from a point of view more like that of an unselfish father or mother than of a young girl who naturally had ambitions. In her most recent visit, of ten days, to Ithaca, she left that impression during every hour. Now through the blast and storm have wrought the earthly ruin, far sooner than we could have dreamed, this sweet perfume of character abides as an inspiration. In sympathy with those most keenly bereaved, we can only clear our vision from tears to behold in living faith that morn, which is now hers, and which, we trust, may be ours, when God shall so will. -William Elliot Griffis. As the cherished youngest child of a family of nine children, Katherine Jane Wright began life the last day of the year, eighteen eighty-six, in Xenia, Ohio. She lived there and was loved by her family a little over two years. Then the father's death and the removal of the family brought her to Pulaski to pass her childhood and get her preparatory education and all the time teach others how to live by her sweet helpfulness. How well she pursued her own education is shown by the fact that she was the valedictorian of her class in June, 1905. How well she taught others by the force of her own life no such simple fact can show. Her influence lives in Pulaski. In the fall of 1905 she found herself in Syracuse University. Here the dual process of education continued. She became a Kappa Kappa Gamma. That privilege to her was an opportunity. She helped all the members of the fraternity. Illness interrupted her college course in the middle of her junior year. For nearly ten months she has borne disease and discomfort. Early Monday morning death interrupted this stage of her life. She lived and loved and therefore is loved and kept alive by those who knew her.