W. C. Wright Died Last Wednesday

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Newspaper article contains a summary of the life and death of W. C. Wright, an early settler in Denton, Texas. W. C. Wright died at the age of 70 after having lived under three flags, having served in the Texas Cavalry during the Civil War, and having served in a local militia. Wright became a wealthy farmer and trader and built and operated the Wright's Opera House. He was survived by his wife and seven children including Mrs. Effie Wright Williams.

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2 newspaper clippings: various sizes ; encapsulated in mylar : 8.0 in. x 10.5 in.

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Creator: Unknown. 1906.

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This clipping is part of the collection entitled: From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History and was provided by Denton Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 131 times . More information about this clipping can be viewed below.

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The Denton Public Library partnered with UNT Libraries on a grant From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History, which was completed in 2007. Materials include local history photographs, maps, city directories, and some books. Funding for this project was provided by the Forrest C. Lattner Foundation.

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Newspaper article contains a summary of the life and death of W. C. Wright, an early settler in Denton, Texas. W. C. Wright died at the age of 70 after having lived under three flags, having served in the Texas Cavalry during the Civil War, and having served in a local militia. Wright became a wealthy farmer and trader and built and operated the Wright's Opera House. He was survived by his wife and seven children including Mrs. Effie Wright Williams.

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2 newspaper clippings: various sizes ; encapsulated in mylar : 8.0 in. x 10.5 in.

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From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History

From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History draws on materials from the University of North Texas Libraries, the Denton Public Library, the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum, and Texas Woman's University. Materials will include historic photographs, books, maps, city directories, and records from numerous Denton women's clubs. Work on this project began in March of 2006, and will continue through 2007. Funding for this project is provided by the Forrest C. Lattner Foundation.

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  • 1906

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  • February 28, 1837 - c. 1906

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  • Oct. 31, 2007, 12:57 a.m.

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  • March 11, 2010, 2:04 p.m.

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W. C. Wright Died Last Wednesday, clipping, 1906; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29637/: accessed July 25, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Denton Public Library.