Robert Murlis "Murlis" Wright

Robert Murlis "Murlis" Wright

Male 1925 - 2004  (78 years)

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  • Name Robert Murlis "Murlis" Wright 
    Born 8 Dec 1925  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Cattle Farmer, White County, Tennessee 
    Occupation Route Man for Avalon Dairies, McMinnville, Tennessee 
    Occupation Traffic Manager for Goodwill Industries, Detroit, Michigan 
    Died 26 Nov 2004  McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • at home on South Arrowhead Drive, McMinnville, Tennessee
    Buried 28 Nov 2004  Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I754  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2018 

    Father Robert Reed "Bob" Wright,   b. 2 Jan 1899, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1930, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Mother Mary Elvira "Mother Wright" McPeak,   b. 16 Jul 1904, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1966, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 10 Aug 1919  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence (Family) 1930  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence (Family) 1940  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Photos
    The Wrights
    The Wrights
    Robert Reed Wright (1899-1930)
    Mary Elvira McPeak Wright (1904-1966)

    Photo taken in White County, Tennessee, circa 1928 and donated by his grand-daughter, Debra Joyce Wright George (1956-
    Mother Wright & Family
    Mother Wright & Family
    Mother-in-Law, Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" Womack McPeak (1863-1938)
    Daughter, Mozelle Wright
    Son, Robert Murlis Wright (1925-2004)
    Mary Elvira "Mother Wright" McPeak Wright (1902-1966)
    Daughter, Girthurie Wright

    Photo taken in White County, Tennessee, circa 1935 and donated by her grand-daughter, Debra Joyce Wright George (1956-
    Bob & Mother Wright's Children...
    Bob & Mother Wright's Children...
    Family ID F1892  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bessie Lee Byars,   b. 8 Feb 1925, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 2013, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 2 Mar 1946  Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • I remember it was a cold, sunny day...DAH
    Residence (Family) 1950-1955  Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence (Family) 1956-2004  McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Janet Lynn Wright
     2. Kenneth Reed Wright
     3. Debra Joyce Wright
    Photos
    Sweet Aunt Bessie, 1951
    Sweet Aunt Bessie, 1951
    Uncle Murlis & Aunt Bessie
    Uncle Murlis & Aunt Bessie
    Uncle Murlis & Aunt Bessie
    Uncle Murlis & Aunt Bessie
    Murlis & Bessie
    Murlis & Bessie
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Dec 1925 - White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Mar 1946 - Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1950-1955 - Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1956-2004 - McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Nov 2004 - McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 28 Nov 2004 - Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Robert Murlis Wright (1925-2004)
    Robert Murlis Wright (1925-2004)
    Uncle Murlis as a young man. Photo taken circa 1943...
    Uncle Murlis on his cattle farm...
    Uncle Murlis on his cattle farm...
    Robert Murlis Wright (1925-2004)
    Loved the family farm and was very proud of his cattle. Photo taken September 10, 2004 and he passed away six weeks later...
    Aunt Bess, Uncle Murlis & Uncle Jack
    Aunt Bess, Uncle Murlis & Uncle Jack
    Bessie Byars Wright (1925-2013)
    Robert Murlis Wright (1925-2004)
    Jack Francis DeCuennick (1928-2010)
    circa 1947 at Metropolitan Beach, near Detroit, Michigan
    Good Ol' Boys
    Good Ol' Boys
    Bert Hennessee (1918-1986)
    Bessie Byars Wright (1925-2013)
    Robert Murlis Wright (1925-9004)
    Wedding Day, 2 Mar 1946, on Continental Avenue, Detroit, Michigan
    Dad & Uncle Murlis were great friends...
    Family Outing in the late 40's, White Co., Tennessee
    Family Outing in the late 40's, White Co., Tennessee
    Left-to-right:
    David Hennessee (1942-
    Standing is Robert Murlis Wright (1925-2004)
    2nd row is, Mom, Lucile Byars Hennessee (1918-2008)
    Bessie Byars Wright (1925-2013)
    Standing is John Claybourne "Pete" Byars (1916-1987)
    2nd row is Mary McPeak Wright (1904-1966)
    2nd row is Pearl Byars Bess Fultz (1928-
    Marie Prince Byars Millsaps (1922-2012)
    Grand-daughters of "Mother Wright" are Sandra & Glenda Jarvis
    Sitting on Aunt Pearl's lap is Linda Bess McBride (1945-
    Uncle Murlis' Farm in White County, Tennessee
    Uncle Murlis' Farm in White County, Tennessee
    His Pride & Glory. Homeplace was handed down from his Grandfather, Francis Marion Wright (1867-1935)
    Robert Murlis Wright (1925-2004)
    Robert Murlis Wright (1925-2004)
    Photo taken on Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan, in front of the Botanical Gardens Pavillion, circa 1947...
    Murlis Wright & Grand-Parents
    Murlis Wright & Grand-Parents
    Robert Murlis Wright (1925-2004)
    Francis Marion Wright (1867-1935)
    Mary Dora Cotton Wright (1871-1948)

    Photo taken circa 1928 and contributed by the Murlis Wright family.
    Uncle Murlis & Dad
    Uncle Murlis & Dad
    Robert Murlis Wright (1925-2004)
    Bert Hennessee (1918-1986)

    Here they are in Detroit, Michigan in the mid-late 1940's...

  • Sources 
    1. [S46949] Bessie Byars Wright (1925-2013) | 2 Mar 1991 | Telephone Interview.

    2. [S52318] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=wright&GSfn=robert&GSby=1925&GSbyrel=in&GSdy=2004&GSdyrel=in&GSst=.

    3. [S1376] "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K4HK-16H : accessed.

    4. [S1371] "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/SP7R-RLJ : accessed.

    5. [S1677] "The Fisher Line - Nicholas Fisher's Descendants:1730-1980", Compiled by, p. 93.