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Surname: WRIGHT, SARGENT
Charles R. Wright, dealer in groceries and clothing, Lineville, Iowa, was
born in Morgan County, Illinois, January 23, 1846, a son of George Wright,
who accompanied his father, John, to Morgan County in 1830. He accompanied
his parents to Wayne County, Iowa, in 1855, and has since made this his
home. He enlisted in the war of the Rebellion, in Company M, Third Iowa
Cavalry, his brother William being Second Lieutenant of his company. He
participated in many hard-fought battles, among others being Okolona, Egypt
Station, Selma, Columbus, and others. In 1871 he located in Lineville,
and until 1883 was engaged in the hardware business, but since then has
been engaged in his present business. He was married December 25, 1867,
to Miss Elizabeth A. Sargent, daughter of Samuel Sargent. They have seven
children - Emma, Lillie, Dolly, Carson, Kate, Charles R. and Burris E.
Mr. Wright while living in Allerton served the city as mayor and as a member
of the council. He was a member of the first city council of Allerton,
and also of Lineville. He is serving his fifth year as justice of the peace.
He is a member of the Masonic order and the Grand Army of the Republic.
Biographical and Historical Record of
Wayne and Appanoose Counties P-370
Interstate Publishing Co.