Harley Wright (1900 - 1969)

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Harley E. Wright
1900 - 1969
July 14, 1900
August 1969
Last Known Residence
Catlin, Vermilion County, Illinois 61817
Harley E. Wright of Catlin, Vermilion County, Illinois was born on July 14, 1900, and died at age 69 years old in August 1969.
Updated: January 23, 2013
Biography ID: 453140

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Catlin, Vermilion County, Illinois 61817
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Harley Wright passed away at age 69 years old in August 1969. Harley E. Wright of Catlin, Vermilion County, Illinois was born on July 14, 1900.

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Harley Wright Family, Ohio 1940
The Harley Wright Family in East Canton, Ohio in 1940, with his 2nd wife Garnet (Sands) Wright.

In this photo: Garnet (Sands) Wright,
Wayne Wright, Harley Wright, Imogene (Wright) Johnson, Mary Ellen (Rush) Wright, Harley E. Wright, Charlotte (Wright) Finley, Barb (Wright) Cali, Larry Wright, Lynn Erickson, Jack "John" Wright, and Lyle Erickson.
People in photo include: Garnet (Sands) Wright, Wayne Wright, Imogene (Wright) Johnson, Charlotte (Wright) Finley, Barb (Wright) Cali, Larry Wright, and Lynn Erickson
Date & Place: in East Canton, Ohio United States of America

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1900 - 1969 World Events

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In 1900, in the year that Harley Wright was born, when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

In 1922, Harley was 22 years old when on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

In 1947, when he was 47 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1956, when he was 56 years old, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1969, in the year of Harley Wright's passing, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.


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