Hermeon Blanche Wortz

F, b. 18 December 1861, d. 4 June 1926
     Hermeon Blanche Wortz was born on 18 December 1861 at Hanover, York Co., PA. She was the daughter of David Wortz and Rebecca Catherina Gitt. Hermeon Blanche Wortz married Washington Adam Millard Little, son of William Brown Little and Margaret Nace, circa 1885. Hermeon Blanche Wortz died on 4 June 1926 at York Co., PA, at age 64. She was buried in June 1926 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, York Co., PA.

Children of Hermeon Blanche Wortz and Washington Adam Millard Little

Jacob Wortz

M, b. 24 November 1777, d. 5 September 1856
     Jacob Wortz was born on 24 November 1777 at Wertz, Blair Co., PA. He was the son of Marcus Wortz and Sarah Marschall. Jacob Wortz married Juliana DeWald, daughter of Henrich DeWald and Maria Catherine Greaver, circa 1806 at York Co. (probably), PA. Jacob Wortz lived at a farm in Conewago Twp., Adams Co., PA. He died on 5 September 1856 at McSherrystown, Adams Co., PA, at age 78.

Children of Jacob Wortz and Juliana DeWald

Julia Baugher Wortz

F, b. 10 April 1845, d. 1906
     Julia Baugher Wortz was born on 10 April 1845 at Adams Co. (probably), PA. She was the daughter of David Wortz and Rebecca Catherina Gitt. Julia Baugher Wortz was christened on 5 June 1845 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hanover, York Co., PA. She married Henry Shultz, son of John Schultz and Elizabeth (?), on 20 December 1871. Julia Baugher Wortz died in 1906.

Children of Julia Baugher Wortz and Henry Shultz

Julianna C. Wortz

F, b. 14 March 1813, d. 3 January 1884
     Julianna C. Wortz was born on 14 March 1813 at Adams Co., PA. She was the daughter of Jacob Wortz and Juliana DeWald. Julianna C. Wortz was christened at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hanover, York Co., PA. She married Amos LeFevre, son of Joseph LeFevre and Susannah Bowman, on 1 September 1831. Julianna C. Wortz died on 3 January 1884 at Adams Co. (probably), PA, at age 70. She was buried in January 1884 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Littlestown, Adams Co., PA.

Children of Julianna C. Wortz and Amos LeFevre

Louisa Ann Wortz

F, b. 1 February 1820, d. 31 January 1917
     Louisa Ann Wortz was born on 1 February 1820 at Conewago Twp., Adams Co., PA. She was the daughter of Jacob Wortz and Juliana DeWald. Louisa Ann Wortz married Abner Wirt Forney, son of John Forney and Lydia Wirt, on 22 December 1842 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hanover, York Co., PA, ceremony by Rev. Mr. Albert. Louisa Ann Wortz died on 31 January 1917 at Hanover Borough, Penn Twp., York Co., PA, at age 96 OBITUARY -- Hanover Record Herald, January 31, 1917

OLDEST WOMAN DEAD

MRS. ABNER W. FORNEY LACKED THREE YEARS OF THE CENTURY MARK.

Lived An Exemplary Christian Life and Leaves a Wide Circle of Friends -- Died One Day Before 97th Birthday Anniversary.

Following the illness of one week from grippe, Mrs. Louisa A. Forney, of No. 309 Baltimore Street, widow of the late Abner W. Forney and Hanover's oldest and one of her most estimable women passed peacefully to the Great Beyond at 1 0'clock this morning. She was aged 96 years, 11 months and 29 days, lacking but one day reaching her 97th birthday anniversary, and within three years of the century mark.
For a number of years Mrs. Forney held the honor of being one of the oldest citizens of Hanover. She was a daughter of the late Jacob and Julian Wortz homestead, now known as the Henry Menges farm, mear McSherrystown.
After her marriage to Mr. Forney at the age of 22 years, she moved to the Forney farm, along the Becker Mill road, near town, residing there until her husband retired from active duties and moved to her late home on Baltimore Street. This was about forty-two years ago. Their son the late David F. Forney then took charge of the farm and his son, William Forney, now resides on the old homestead.
The deceased was a life-long member of St. Matthew's Lutheran church, and older residents will recall that when she was but a girl, over three quarters of a century ago, she sang on the choir of Hanover's mother church. She was always active and interested in church work until the weight of years compelled her to give up these duties.
Mrs. Forney was a true and sincere Christian lady, loved by all who knew her, and notwithstanding her extreme old age, always read her Bible and kept in touch with the progress of Hanover and the outside world by reading the papers. She possessed a kind and lovable disposition and was ever ready to aid and comfort those in distress. Her many acts of kindness, as well as, the exemplary life she led will live long in the memory of those she befriended.
She leaves two children, Ezra Forney, residing on the Becker Mill road and Miss Lucy Forney, at home. There are also ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren surviving.
Funeral, Friday, Feb. 2d, services at the house at 2 p.m., Rev. Wm. I. Redcay, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church, officiating. Interment on the family lot in Mount Olivet cemetery.


OBITUARY - Special to the Gazette, 1917

HANOVER'S OLDEST LADY DIES ON EVE OF BIRTHDAY

Death of Mrs. Louisa Forney Followed Weeks Ilness From Grip - In Her 97th Year

Hanover, Jan 31 -- By the death of Mrs. Louisa Forney, widow of the late Abner W. Forney, which occured at her home on Baltimore Street at 1 o'clock this morning, one day before her 97th birthday, Hanover looses not only her oldest resident, but a woman of infinite worth, who will be sadly missed by a wide circle of friends. Death followed a week's illness of the grip. Mrs. Forney, who was the daughter of Jacob & Julian (DeWald) Wortz, of near McSherrystown, is the last surviving member of a family of five children.
In 1849 she was married to Abner W. Forney, who preceded her in death, 22 years ago. After her marriage she resided on the Forney farm, near Hanover, until 1875, whe she and her husband moved to 309 Baltimore St. where she died. Two children survive her. On Feb. 1, last year, the deceased was hostess at a birthday dinner which was attended by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Forney was interested in the affairs of the day and read papers, daily, from Hanover and Philadelphia. She was also an active worker in St. Matthews Luthern Church, having been a zealous worker in the choir of that church during her younger days.
One son, Ezra, who resides in Penn township, and one daughter, Miss Lucy, at home, survive with the following ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren: Sister Mary Anna of Baltimore; Raymond, William, Claude, Bertha, Irene, Wirt, Elmo, Robert, and Abner Forney and Marx, Louise and Beecher Forney.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at her late home on Baltimore Street, at 2 o'clock, Rev William T. Redcay, of St. Pauls Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be made in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.


She was buried in February 1917 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, York Co., PA.

Children of Louisa Ann Wortz and Abner Wirt Forney

Marcus Wortz

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     Marcus Wortz married Sarah Marschall.

Child of Marcus Wortz and Sarah Marschall

Mary Louisa Wortz

F, b. 4 February 1807, d. 15 October 1902
     Mary Louisa Wortz was born on 4 February 1807 at Hanover, York Co., PA. She was the daughter of Jacob Wortz and Juliana DeWald. Mary Louisa Wortz married George E. Houck, son of John Houck and Anna (?), on 16 May 1824 at Adams Co. (probably), PA. Mary Louisa Wortz died on 15 October 1902 at Centerville, Wayne Co., IN, at age 95 OBITUARY:

Mary Worts Houck was born in Hanover, Pa., February 4, 1807 and departed this life October 15, at the advanced age of 95 years, 8 months and 9 days. She was joined in matrimony with George Houck in Pennsylvania, May 16, 1824. To this union 13 children were born, four of whom are still living. Two sisters are still living in Pennsylvania. There are 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She with her husband and family moved to Indiana and located in Centerville about the year 1856, where she has spent the remainder of her life.
In Pennsylvania she became a member of the Lutheran church in her childhood, and on locating in Centerville she joined the M. E. church and ever lived a consistent christian life, always dilligent, with the children in attending all services of the church and ready to contribute her part in the social meetings as well as in all other departments of church work. Her faith in the principals and promises of the gospel was strong and her joys were many.
She was a good kind neighbor, always doing for the poor and the needy, even not willing to turn a tramp from her door without supplying his needs. Therefore she had the respect and love of all who knew her, for her long life was filled with good deeds.
For five years past she has been confined at home, unable for the most part to leave her chair, and amidst all, finally she lost the power of speech, but no murmur of complaint was heard, but she attributed all to the will of God and she was happy. After 95 long years of service she has now entered upon the joys awaiting her in the better land.

She was buried in October 1902 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Centerville, Wayne Co., IN.

Children of Mary Louisa Wortz and George E. Houck

Mary Louise Wortz

F, b. 2 May 1859, d. 22 November 1933
     Mary Louise Wortz was also known as "Mollie". She was born on 2 May 1859 at Adams Co., PA. She was the daughter of David Wortz and Rebecca Catherina Gitt. Mary Louise Wortz married George Emanuel Neff, son of George W. Neff and Mary A. (?), circa 1885. Mary Louise Wortz died on 22 November 1933 at age 74.

Children of Mary Louise Wortz and George Emanuel Neff

Ernest Leroy Wray1

M, b. 30 November 1913, d. November 1979
     Ernest Leroy Wray was born on 30 November 1913 at Champaign Co. (probably), OH.1 He was the son of Wilber C. Wray and Clarise Catherine Cost.1 Ernest Leroy Wray married Ruth Elinor (?) circa 1938.2 Ernest Leroy Wray died in November 1979 at Champaign Co., OH, dates per SSDI, last residence St. Paris.

Citations

  1. [S1988] 1920 Federal Census, Champaign County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1353.
  2. [S2698] 1940 Federal Census, Champaign County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 3037.

Matilda May Wray1

F, b. 14 May 1814, d. 8 November 1889
     Matilda May Wray was born on 14 May 1814 at Butler Co., OH.1 She married Sebastian M. Fruits on 17 November 1835 at Montgomery Co., IN. Matilda May Wray died on 8 November 1889 at Page Co., IA, at age 75. She was buried in November 1889 at Butler Cemetery, Shambaugh, Page Co., IA, Findagrave #34007773.

Child of Matilda May Wray and Sebastian M. Fruits

Citations

  1. [S4435] 1860 Federal Census, Page County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 337; FHL #803337.

Russell C. Wray1

M, b. circa July 1915
     Russell C. Wray was born circa July 1915 at Champaign Co. (probably), OH.1 He was the son of Wilber C. Wray and Clarise Catherine Cost.1
Note: unmarried, living with parents as of 1940 census. Does not appear in SSDI.

Citations

  1. [S1988] 1920 Federal Census, Champaign County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1353.

Wilber C. Wray

M, b. 1893
     Wilber C. Wray was born in 1893 at Ohio.1 He married Clarise Catherine Cost, daughter of Simon Peter Cost and Lilly Viota Mumford, on 5 August 1912.

Children of Wilber C. Wray and Clarise Catherine Cost

Citations

  1. [S1988] 1920 Federal Census, Champaign County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1353.

Florence B. Wren

F
     Florence B. Wren married Charles M. Birkett.

Child of Florence B. Wren and Charles M. Birkett

Albert J. Wright Jr.1

M, b. 13 February 1929, d. 12 September 2006
     Albert J. Wright Jr. was born on 13 February 1929 at Washington Co., IN.1 He was the son of Albert R. Wright and Mary Effie Nichols.1 Albert J. Wright Jr. died on 12 September 2006 at Marion Co., IN, at age 77 dates per SSDI, last residence Indianapolis.

Citations

  1. [S2167] 1930 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 631; FHL #2340366.

Albert R. Wright

M, b. 15 September 1888, d. 30 September 1968
     Albert R. Wright was born on 15 September 1888 at Hindsboro, Douglas Co., IL. He was the son of Emanuel Wright and Philena Morris. Albert R. Wright married Mary Effie Nichols, daughter of Allen Isaac Nichols and Mary Emma Still, on 28 December 1907. Albert R. Wright lived in April 1940 at Bristol Street, Salem, Washington Co., IN.1 He died on 30 September 1968 at Salem, Washington Co., IN, at age 80 OBITUARY & PHOTO - The Salem Leader and the Salem Democrat, Salem Indiana; October 2, 1968; page 15 section 1

Services Are Today For Retired Mail Carrier, Albert Wright, 80
Albert Wright, 80, well known resident of Salem for many years, died at his home 1001 Bristol Street, at 2:50 a.m. Monday, September 30. He had been in failing health for some time but remained active and interested in community affairs.
He was a retired mail carrier on a Salem Rural Route for 38 years. Prior to becoming a mail carrier he had taught school at Lesterville for several years. He attended school at the Danville school.
Mr. Wright was born September 15, 1888 at Hinesboro, Illinois, the son of Emanuel and Philena Morris Wright. On December 28, 1907, he married Effie Nichols of Little York. He is survived by his wife, four sons, and seven daughters. They are Lowell E., of Salem; Forest of Ulby, Mich; Clair of Indianapolis, and Albert Jr. of Indianapolis; Mrs. Lucille Roabrig of Tucson, Ariz; Mrs. Loraine Collins of Downey, Calif; Mrs. Philena Moffatt, Daytona Beach, Fla; Mrs. Wilma Wishmire of Indianapolis; Mrs. Edna Smedley of Salem; Miss Maxine Wright, Orlando, Fla; and Mrs. Hilan Lucas of Salem.
Two children precede him in death.
Also surviving are fifteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Last December 28 Mr. and Mrs. Wright and family celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary in their home at which time they were joined by nine of their eleven children, along with many of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Wright was a member of the First Christian Church of Salem, the Red Man's Lodge and the Senior Citizens.
Funeral services are being held at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the Dawalt Chapel with Dr. Maurice Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

He was buried in October 1968 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN.

Children of Albert R. Wright and Mary Effie Nichols

Citations

  1. [S2577] 1940 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1107.
  2. [S2167] 1930 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 631; FHL #2340366.

Alexander D. Wright

M, b. 1851, d. 19 December 1892
     Alexander D. Wright was born in 1851. He married Mary Lunnie Duncan, daughter of William Wirt Duncan and Nancy Ann Starr, on 1 December 1883. Alexander D. Wright died on 19 December 1892.

Alexander McLean Wright1

M, b. circa 1853
     Alexander McLean Wright was born circa 1853 at Illinois.2 He married Anna E. Blake.3 Alexander McLean Wright was buried at Moran Cemetery, Moran, Allen Co., KS.

Child of Alexander McLean Wright and Anna E. Blake

Citations

  1. [S726] 1880 Federal Census, Allen County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, Series T9, Roll 372, FHL # 1254372.
  2. [S1785] Microfilm Image, Marmaton Twp., p.14, line 7, 1895 State Census, Allen County, Kansas, from Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 (online at ancestry.com).
  3. [S1785] Microfilm Image, Marmaton Twp., p.14, line 8, 1895 State Census, Allen County, Kansas, from Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 (online at ancestry.com).

Alfreda Wright

F, b. 9 April 1896, d. April 1984
     Alfreda Wright married Burton Byron Brace, son of John Wilcox Brace and Mary Alice Starr. Alfreda Wright was born on 9 April 1896. She died in April 1984.

Allen Verne Wright1

M, b. 5 February 1921, d. 24 February 1957
     Allen Verne Wright was born on 5 February 1921 at Washington Co. (probably), IN.1 He was the son of Albert R. Wright and Mary Effie Nichols.1 Allen Verne Wright died on 24 February 1957 at age 36. He was buried in February 1957 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN, dates per findagrave.com.

Citations

  1. [S2167] 1930 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 631; FHL #2340366.

Ann Walstone Wright

F, b. 1662
     Ann Walstone Wright was born in 1662 at Guilford, New Haven Co., CT. She was the daughter of Benjamin Wright. Ann Walstone Wright married Peter Tallman, son of Peter Tallman and Ann Hill, on 7 November 1683 at Newport Co., RI.

Children of Ann Walstone Wright and Peter Tallman

Annie Elizabeth Wright1

F, b. January 1873
     Annie Elizabeth Wright was born in January 1873 at Connecticut.1 She married Clarence Adolphus Tatum, son of Adolphus Murphy Tatum and Alice Caldoney Moore, circa 1897.1

Children of Annie Elizabeth Wright and Clarence Adolphus Tatum

Citations

  1. [S2193] 1900 Federal Census, Hunt County, Texas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1647; FHL #1241647.
  2. [S2194] 1910 Federal Census, Hunt County, Texas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1544; FHL #1375557.

Benjamin Wright

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Child of Benjamin Wright

Dr. Benjamin P. Wright

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     Dr. Benjamin P. Wright married Mary Jane Wright, daughter of Edward Wright and Mary Esther Starling, after 15 August 1850. Dr. Benjamin P. Wright lived at Essex Co., VA.1

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 78.

Bennett Wright1

M, b. circa 1817
     Bennett Wright was born circa 1817 at Kentucky.1 He married Zilpha Meade.1

Child of Bennett Wright and Zilpha Meade

Citations

  1. [S2082] 1860 Federal Census, Clark County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 248; FHL #803248.

Bertha Lucille Wright

F, b. 7 January 1911, d. 16 May 2003
     Bertha Lucille Wright was born on 7 January 1911 at Indiana. She was the daughter of Albert R. Wright and Mary Effie Nichols. Bertha Lucille Wright married Henry Luther Roahrig, son of Urban Guy Roahrig and Coral Eva Banks, on 4 April 1931. Bertha Lucille Wright died on 16 May 2003 at Clark Co., NV, at age 92 dates per SSDI, last residence Las Vegas.

Child of Bertha Lucille Wright and Henry Luther Roahrig

Bouton Rockwell Wright1

M, b. 22 May 1814, d. 2 November 1876
     Bouton Rockwell Wright was born on 22 May 1814 at Vermont.1 He married Monima Sautine Eastman.1 Bouton Rockwell Wright died on 2 November 1876 at Licking Co., OH, at age 62. He was buried in November 1876 at Homer Cemetery, Homer, Licking Co., OH.

Child of Bouton Rockwell Wright and Monima Sautine Eastman

Citations

  1. [S432] 1850 Federal Census, Licking County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 702.

Carl Wright

M, b. 20 August 1904, d. 11 September 1904
     Carl Wright was born on 20 August 1904 at Payette, Payette Co., ID. He was the son of James A. Wright and Bertha May Coates. Carl Wright died on 11 September 1904 at Payette, Payette Co., ID.

Caroline A. Wright

F, b. circa 1837, d. 1873
     Caroline A. Wright was also known as "Carrie". She was born circa 1837 at Licking Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Bouton Rockwell Wright and Monima Sautine Eastman.1 Caroline A. Wright married Robert Allen Larimore, son of Samuel Larimore and Catherine Case, in 1860 at Homer, Licking Co., OH. Caroline A. Wright died in 1873 at Homer, Licking Co., OH. She was buried in 1873 at Homer Cemetery, Burlington Twp., Licking Co., OH.

Children of Caroline A. Wright and Robert Allen Larimore

Citations

  1. [S432] 1850 Federal Census, Licking County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 702.

Cassius S. Wright

M, b. 1866, d. 1935
     Cassius S. Wright was also known as "Cash". He was born in 1866. He married Sarah Dallas, daughter of Asbury Dallas and Eliza Mickle, on 5 August 1916 at Ross Co., OH. Cassius S. Wright and Sarah Dallas were divorced; Cash Wright remarried to a much younger lady in 1925, so the marriage to Sarah Dallas ended prior to that date. Cassius S. Wright died in 1935. He was buried in 1935 at Bainbridge Cemetery, Bainbridge, Ross Co., OH, Findagrave #95010026.

Catherine B. Wright

F, b. 23 March 1820, d. 15 October 1893
     Catherine B. Wright was born on 23 March 1820 at Franklin Co., OH. She was the daughter of Joseph Wright and Mary Rose. Catherine B. Wright married Nathaniel Tallman, son of John Tallman and Elizabeth Harrison, on 9 December 1841 at Canal Winchester, Franklin Co., OH. Catherine B. Wright died on 15 October 1893 at Canal Winchester, Franklin Co., OH, at age 73.

Children of Catherine B. Wright and Nathaniel Tallman