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Thursday, August 25, 2016

WRIGHT, Augustus Sylvanus

UPDATE - Augustus has been claimed and is going home.

Santa Rosa, CA
taken 1898, age 73 years

This photo labeled "A.S. Wright" was located yesterday at the Stone Soup Antique Mall in Ballston Spa, NY.

Checking the Census and Voter Registration records of Sonoma County, California, around 1898, I was able to determine that this is Augustus S. Wright, a respected physician in Santa Rosa. Born in Cincinnati Ohio, Augustus moved to Santa Rosa in 1874, and remained there until his death in 1905.

Dr. Wright is listed in Find-a-Grave, and there was a good deal of information there on him, including this obit.

Born:  23-Oct-1825, Cincinnati OH
Died:  22-Dec-1905, Santa Rosa, CA

Father: Sylvanus Wright (1797-1883) son of Charles Wright and Sarah McKeel
Mother: Frances "Fanny" Goodman (1793-1881) daughter of Moses Goodman and Anne (or Amy) Seymour.
Sibling: Catherine Goodman Wright-Dimmick (1831-1887)

Spouse1: Ellen Lake
Spouse2: Nellie Thomas
Spouse3: Helen Doring

Child: Charles Augustus Wright (1859-1927)

I have also located two other children, Fannie Eliza Wright (b. 1855) and William T. Wright (1863-1865).

Dr. Wright is buried at Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery, next to his parents.

1 comment:

  1. Kathleen,
    Yes, that is my great, great grandfather. That is amazing that you found his picture in New York, as he never lived there, though his father, Sylvanus, was born in NY. Would you please email me at since I am not currently subscribed to Thanks much. Art Wright