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Charles H. Wright

WRIGHT, Charles H., who is successfully engaged in the milling business in Blandinsville, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Huron County, Ohio, on June 21, 1855, and there, in his youth, attended the district schools. He is a son of James and Eliza (Wakefield) Wright, natives of England. Mr. Wright was reared on a farm and engaged in agriculture until he came to McDonough County, his experience in this line covering about eighteen years. Previously he had been conducting an extensive stock ranch in western Kansas, where he raised and fed large numbers of cattle. On August 24, 1904, he located in Blandinsville and purchased the mill of W. P. Wright, which he has since operated. He does all kinds of custom milling, and is engaged in the manufacture of flour. The capacity of his mill is fifty barrels of flour per day. He is also interested in an electric light plant, for lighting houses and for municipal purposes. The same power is used for both the electric light plant and the mill. On December 28, 1880, Mr. Wright was married to Jennie Ryder, who was born in Huron County, Ohio, on September 29, 1859. Their union resulted in one child, Lillian (Mrs. Fred Bowman), who resides in Liberal, Kans. Politically, Mr. Wright is a Democrat, and fraternally, is affiliated with the I. O. O. F. and the M. W. of A.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 1050, extracted 26 Oct 2020 by Norma Hass.

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