Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Snapshot: May Wright Bleecker

Like with Jessie last week,  we really don’t have much other than dates for May Wright Bleecker.  May was born in 1858 in Medina County, Ohio.  

She married Harrie O. Bleecker on  November 8th, 1883 in Dodge County.  Harrie died just six years later in 1889.

The 1900 census finds May in Waterloo, Jefferson County Wisconsin a widow with three children: Vera, who was 15, Leslie at 14 and Harry at 11 years old.  All of the children are listed in school, and May is listed as a landowner for occupation. 

In 1910 May and her children are living in Appleton, Outagamie County Wisconsin, with her three children still living with her.  Leslie, now 24 years old, is listed as a veterinary surgeon, following the profession of so many in the Wright family.

In 1930 May, at that time 71 years old, is living with her 61 year old sister-in-law in West Covina, Los Angeles County California.  One can only speculate how she ended up out there!

May died in 1942.

Next week we visit Alexander Wright!  As ever, please send us any info you have. 


By the way, since our first snapshot on April 14th we have had over 540 page views for our little blog here!  Thanks to all of you!

Don't forget: Join us for the 88th Wright Family Reunion! We will be gathering at the
Cedar Community Beach House once again, (5595 County Road Z, West Bend, WI 53095) July 8th 2012 at 10:00 in the morning. We will gather, have a meal (bring a dish to pass!) have our family business meeting and hang out together at Beautiful Cedar Lake. You can find a map at our blog from the April 4th post.

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