Posted on: Wayne County Biographies
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Surname: WRIGHT, SUMMERVILLE, RECK
Hon. Samuel Wright, section 25, Jefferson Township, is a native of Morgan
County, Illinois, born January 19, 1837, a son of George Wright, a native
of Tennessee, who came to Iowa in 1855 and was the first county superintendent
of schools in Wayne County. He was reared a farmer, remaining at home until
his majority, and from 1858 until 1866 was a contractor in the United States
mail service, carrying it between Princeton, Missouri and Chariton, Iowa,
four years. He has been a member of the County Board of Supervisors, representing
both Jefferson and Grand River townships. From 1874 until 1876 he was sheriff
of the county, and in the fall of 1883 was elected a representative in
the Twentieth General Assembly of Iowa, on the fusion Greenback and Democratic
ticket. From the spring of 1877 until 1881 he published the Allerton News,
disposing of it in the latter year. He is now devoting his attention to
agriculture, having a good farm where he resides of 107 acres. He was married
March 19, 1857, to Rachel J. Summerville, daughter of John Summerville.
They have had ten children, eight of whom are living - Mrs. Maggie Reck,
George T., John A., Walter F., Samuel L., Nora, Columbus C., and Jennie.
Biographical and Historical Record of
Wayne and Appanoose Counties P-449
Interstate Publishing Co.