Ernest Wright born New York 4 August 1900 died Feb 1971 Laurence Harbor, New Jersey. He married Edith Westcott/Wescott born 1 June 1899/1900 died Oct 1974 Laurence Harbor, New Jersey. She was the daughter of Francis Westcott of Pleasant Plains Staten Island and Henrietta Acash.
In 1919 Ernest and Edith lived at 5259 Arthur Kill Rd, Tottenville,S.I. N.Y. Edith's sister, Bertha Wescott was living with them. Bertha's twin, Mary Lydia died 6 March 1917 at St. Vincent's Hospital, West Brighton.
Ernest was a Barge Captain in 1920, and later in life held an unlimited Captains license. Someone told my husband that his Grandfather, Ernest, owned a Barge Company in Perth Amboy. He owned an Automotive Repair Shop in Perth Amboy for a while. He retired from National Lead, Perth Amboy.
In 1920 Ernest, Edith and sons Ernest Dir... 2 9/12 months, James 9/12 months lived at 67 Henry Street.
Also living at this address was James H. Wright, wife Catherine and daughter Helen age 1 5/12 years. This more than likely was a two family house and James more than likely was Ernest's brother. Just no proof.
Ernest and Edith had another son, Edward, born unknown.
Their son, James born 5 Feb 1919, Wards Point, (Tottenville) S.I. died Aug 1974, Long Branch, New Jersey was my Father-in-law.
James married Phyllis Becker Sept 1943, Chicago, Illinois. They lived in Perth Amboy, Laurence Harbor, and Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey. They had two boys, James born 1944, Fort Benning , Ga and Richard born 1951 New Jersey. James worked for Atlantic Terra Cotta, System Brakes of Perth Amboy, New Jersey and Thomas Motor Service on Broadway in South Amboy and had his own auto repair shop in Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey.
Ernest born NY 1917-1918 married Edna unknown (aka Stup) and lived in Woodbridge, New Jersey. They had two daughters born in the early 1940's, Mary Ellen and Patricia (Patty). He worked for Bird Roofing in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
Edward, born after 1919, was a drifter. He may have fathered several children out west. He was a short order cook.
Other Wright names that I am aware of are James, Frederick, Ronald.
Family memories tell of my Wrights being Rum runners during Probation. My Brother in law says the elder Wrights were Water people, married an American Indian and sailed the Hudson River, up stream.
Do you know any of these Wrights?
Trudell Leyck Wright
Researching: Leyck, Schmitt, Grimshaw, Craig, Huby,
Holst, Wright, Westcott, Becker.
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