William Wallace Wright

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Description Gelatin print on tan cardstock of William Wallace Wright.
Year Range from 1889
Year range to 1890
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Bust view of William Wallace Wright in later life. He wears a dark suit with vest and bow tie and wears a full long beard.
William W. Wright, son of George and Electa Whitney Wright, was born July 7, 1819 in New York. He moved, along with his father, to Wisconsin in 1836 and settled in present-day Oshkosh. He operated a country grocery store for some time, but became more and more involved in real estate and insurance ventures. He married Mary Elizabeth Evans on July 23, 1843 in Oshkosh; the couple had nine children. William W. Wright was very active in the development of the city of Oshkosh; he was called the "Father of Oshkosh" in early accounts. He served as city and county treasurer and was elected an alderperson. He died on March 24, 1903.
Object ID P2004.17.1
Object Name Cabinet Card
People Wright, William Wallace
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 4.25" x 6.5"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Aged persons
Real estate business
Real estate development
Title William Wallace Wright
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