Name:
George Wright 
Location served:
Wheatley  
Years in Practice:
1890 to 1922
Area of Specialization:
Family Medicine  

Biography:

Dr. George Wright was born in Romney Township, Kent County on March 9th, 1856. His parents, Thomas Wright and the former Ann Cox had emigrated from Lincolnshire, England. He was the 6th of 12 children.  The Wright family had a farm approximately 3 miles east of Wheatley, Ontario.

After attending local schools Dr. Wright attended a number of other educational institutions, including Hamilton and St. Thomas Collegiate Institute. He also attended the Toronto Normal School and the Canada Business College in Chatham, Ontario.  Dr. Wright supported his educational aspirations, by teaching school. He attended Trinity College and graduated in 1890. He furthered his education and obtained his C.M., L.R.C.P. & S. in Edinburgh and L.F.P. & S. in Glasgow.

While Dr. Wright was in England, he married Mary Green, on the 23rd of May, 1890 in Birmingham. Mrs. Wright was born in Stockport, England on the 8th of October, 1866, the daughter of George Green and the former Jane Heyward.

The newlyweds settled in Wheatley, where Dr. Wright had a thriving practice.  Dr. and Mrs. Wright had a son George Green Wright born to them on the 29th of May, 1892, in Wheatley.

Dr. Wright was listed in the 1893 Ontario Business Directory as practicing in Wheatley.  He was also listed as practicing in Wheatley in the 1897 Farmers and Business Directory for Elgin, Essex, Kent and Lambton County.  Dr. Wright was a member of the I.O.F., the Howard Lodge, A.F. & A.M.

Around 1900, Dr. and Mrs. Wright moved to Detroit, Michigan.  Their daughter Florence ‘Jean’ Wright was born in Detroit, in 1903.

Dr. Wright died on the 20th of June 1922, in Glasgow Scotland.  The Detroit Free Press wrote about his death in the June 23rd, 1922 edition.  Dr. Wright was buried at the Erie Cemetery near Wheatley.

According to the 1930 census Mrs. Wright was living with her daughter and her daughter’s husband, James and Florence Jean Woodside in Detroit, Michigan.  Mrs. Wright died on the 25th of December, 1937. At the time of her death she resided with her daughter at 2654 Hooker Avenue in Detroit.  According to her certificate of death, she was buried at Woodmere Cemetery in Detroit.

*Dr. Wright’s son, George served during World War I and World War II for the United States Army.