PIONEERS AND IMMIGRANTS
George F. Wright

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Collection Dr. Willard H. Titus
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Description Albumen print on Carte de Visite mount of George F. Wright.
Year Range from 1861
Year range to 1865
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Emulsion
Neg # 12985
Notes Full Standing view of George F. Wright, wearing dark frock coat, matching vest and trousers, white shirt and tie, and leaning hand on a Gothic Revival chair. George Wright was born November 23, 1807 in Manlius, New York. His Father George Wright was the third settler in Oshkosh. George F. went to Cleveland, OH and Fort Wayne, Indiana where he owned a store. He married Laura Louise Parsons on April 28, 1839. The couple had nine children, five of whom reached adulthood. Wright was the father-in-law of Dr. Willard H. Titus. In 1842 he came to Oshkosh and bought a farm which is now the center of the city. He built a log cabin on the site and later a large Greek Revival house. He was financially ruined in 1856 when the Winnebago Railroad failed. He retired to a farm near Stony beach and traded furs until his death on January 6, 1869.
Object ID P2000.20.4
Object Name carte de visite
People Wright, George Fredrick
Print size H=4 W=2 1/2 in
Subjects Victorian
male
Portrait photographs
Pioneers
Railroad companies
Railroads
Farming
Title George F. Wright
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