John Wright, Sr.
Title/Occupation: Vice President of American Export Lines, Inc.
Born: 29 October 1892, Unknown
Died: May 1964, Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA
Mother: Emma Merritt
Father: Stephen Parliman Wright
Siblings: Edna Merritt Wright, Mabel Emma Wright, Frank Merritt Wright, Charles Merritt Wright, Irving Travis Wright, Ralph Merritt Wright
Spouse: Natila Irene Bell
Issue: John Wright, Jr., Natila Virginia Wright, Lewis Bell Wright
Obituary from The New York Times:
SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES MAY 16, 1964
MAHWAH, N. J., May 15—John Wright Sr., of 209 Summit Road in Cragmere Park, a retired vice president of American Export Lines, steamship operators, died Wednesday in Valley Hospital at Ridgewood.
Mr. Wright, at his retirement in 1957, was vice president in charge of claims and insurance
Surviving are his widow, the former Marguerite Donovan; two sons, John Jr., manager of the New York passenger‐sales office of American ExportIsbrandtsen Lines, and Lewis B., and a daughter, Mrs. Natalie W. Brazil. . He had been with the company for 36 years. He entered the steamship business in 1909 as an office boy with the Insular Iine. After the BullInsular Line was formed, Mr. Wright rose front chief bill‐oflading clerk to manager of foreign services, supervising operations to West Africa and the Mediterranean.
John, Sr. Though The Years
(John Wright, Senior at almost three years of age: Perkinson Photography, NYC, USA)
Inscription on back of childhood photo for John Wright, Senior tells his age: Perkinson Photography, NYC, USA)
(Photo of older John Wright, Sr.)
Family Records and Genealogy Report Commisioned By John Wright, Sr.
(First Page of the Genealogy Report commissioned by John Wright, Sr.)
(Second Page of the Genealogy Report commissioned by John Wright, Sr.)
(Third Page of the Genealogy Report commissioned by John Wright, Sr. Note: DNA results from John Wright III dated 2016 do not support the suggestion made in this genealogy report that the John Wright family researched are from Oyster Bay. To date, their branch of the Wright family is uncertain)
209 Summit Road, Mahwah, New Jersey, 07430, USA was the home of John Wright, Sr. and his family during much of his adult life. It was his residence when he passed away in 1964. The photo shown shows how it appears in 2012 (with changes), long after the Wrights resided there.)
(Front view of American Export Lines, Inc. envelope containing letter to Arthur Godfrey from John Wright, Sr. Godfrey never received letter.)
(Back view of American Export Lines, Inc. envelope containing letter to Arthur Godfrey from John Wright, Sr.)
Obituary and Burial
(New York Times obituary for John Wright, Sr.)