Hiram Daniel Wright
Family 1: Mary Jane Woodcock
- Sex: M
- Born: 2 SEP 1846 in New York state
- Died: 16 APR 1921 in Mt. Hope, Spokane County, Washington
- Buried: in Mt. Hope Cemetary, Fairfield, Washington in Union Army Veteran, Civil War; Dispatch Rider for the Infantry
- Move1: in From New York to Wisconsin
- Move2: BEF. 1884 in Wagon train from New Mexico to Mount Hope, Washingon
- Reference: 407
Hiram Daniel Wright was born on September 2, 1846, in New York state. Later, the family moved to Wisconsin, where he enlisted in the United States Army, serving as a Dispatch Rider for the Infantry. After this service, he enlisted in the regular army and served as a blacksmith. This trade became very useful to help him pay expenses while traveling west.
Hiram married Mary Jane Woodcock, born June 23, 1848 in Kentucky, at Fort Wingate, New Mexico, in 1873. To them, six children were born: John, Alice, Henry, Myrtle, Eva, and James.
From New Mexico, they joined a wagon train of 21 families who were traveling north. By the time they reached Mount Hope in 1884, only four families were left in the train. Two of these settled near Mica Peak and the Wright and Frazelle families settled at Mount Hope. Mrs. Wright and Mrs. Frazelle were sisters and their homes in the Mount Hope area were close to each other. The Wright place was located just west of the Church while the Frazelle place is directly north of the Church.
Hiram Wright built a blacksmith shop and had one of the first threshing machines. At Rockford, they were active members of the G.A.R. The Mount Hope Memorial Day services which started around 1900 originated with G.A.R. observances.
Both Hiram and Mary lived the rest of their lives in this community. She died on September 13, 1920 and he on April 16, 1921.
Alice married Frank Edgar Wright, the son of Eben Wright and Zutulba Gates. To them, eight children were born: Mary (Knudsen), Hazel G. (Bucholtz), Frank H., Alfred E., Orville C., Alice V. (Dunkel-Knudsen), Clyde A., and Sidney R.
John married Maude Bone and farmed about 1 mile east of Mount Hope. They had one son, John, who later farmed the same land.
James married Verna Turner and farmed land located just east of the Mount Hope store. His son, Ernest, also farmed this land for some years. His daughter, Pansy, married Jack Wolfe and lives in Spokane.
, b. 23 JUN 1848 in Kentucky
- Married: 2 FEB 1874 in Fort Wingate, New Mexico Territory
- John Q. Wright, b. 1874 in Fort Wingate, New Mexico
- Alice May Wright, b. 18 OCT 1876 in Austin, TX
- Myrtle Wright, b. 1881 in Mt. Hope, Fairfield, Washington
- Henry Wright, b. ABT. 1882
- Evaline Wright, b. 4 APR 1884 in Mt. Hope, Fairfield, Washington
- James Wright, b. 14 AUG 1887
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