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Below is a family biography included in The History of Lawrence County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Dr. F. D. Wright was born in Lawrence County, Mo., October 22, 1856, and is a son of William and Martha (Brite) Wright, who were born in Tennessee and Kentucky, respectively. The mother was a daughter of George Brite, one of the pioneers of Missouri, and she and Mr. Wright became the parents of eight children. Dr. F. D. Wright is their second son and child, and was reared and educated in Lawrence County, Mo. He followed pedagogueing in early life, and at the early age of fifteen began his medical studies. He attended St. Louis Medical College (then Pope’s Medical College) and also Rush Medical College, graduating from the latter in the class of 1882. He has since practiced his profession in his native county, and has met with well-deserved success. He takes especial interest in surgery, and keeps well posted in the medical literature of the day. He is a member of the Southwest Missouri Medical Society and of the American Medical Association, being secretary of the former. The Doctor is local surgeon of the ‘Frisco Road. January 9, 1884, in the city of St. Louis, he was married to Miss Laura Mann, who was born in Illinois. Her parents moved to St. Louis when she was a child, and here she received her education, and was married at the age of twenty years.

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This family biography is one of 272 biographies included in The History of Lawrence County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Lawrence County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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