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Daniel Gard Wright

Daniel Gard Wright
b. 13 April 1838, Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana, to Lot and Mary (Martin) Wright
d. 19 May 1913, Linden, San Joaquin County, California

m/1. 19 November 1865, Ogden, Weber County, Utah
Emily Lenora Butler
b. 28 June 1846, Venango Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania, to John Jackson Munsey and Sarah “Sally” (Donaldson) Butler
d. 19 September 1875, Jenny Lind, Calaveras County, California

m/2. 27 March 1877, Stockton, San Joaquin County, California
Sarah Ann Davis
b. 15 February 1859, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, to Truman Stilphin and Barbara Ann (Widener) Davis
d. 16 August 1930, Linden, San Joaquin County, California

Children with Emily Lenora Butler:
• Mary Emily (1866-1922) married (1) James Jefferson Douglas, (2) Rufus Wilbur [–?–]
• William Daniel (1868-1938) married Mrs. Dolly (Wright) [–?–]
• Lot Donaldson (1870-1870)
• Edward Lorenzo (1872-1942) married (1) Mary Ramona “Mamie” Chapman, (2) Florence Julia Dietz
• Robert Lee (1873-1953) married (1) Leah Anne Woolsey, (2) Esther Emma Baker

Children with Sarah Ann Davis:
• Ellen Isophene (1878-1959) married Horace Churchill Lewis
• Pleiad Elizabeth (1887-1969) married Smith Lynn Selvester
• Ethel Leona (1896-1977) married Maurice D. Taylor

Dan’s father, Lot Wright, who was born somewhere in Pennsylvania about 1811, moved to Hancock County, Indiana, around 1832. He left for “the West” when he was about 23 and eventually arrived in Utah where he met and married Emily. He was primarily employed as a blacksmith, but also did some farming. In his midfifties he apparently suffered a stroke and was partially paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair.

Submitted by:
Beth Wright Pany
Livingston TX
E-mail: pany@att.net

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William Shettler

William Shettler
b. 30 June 1846, Ohio, to William F. and Hannah (Knight) Shettler
d. 16 June 1923, Ontario, San Bernardino County, California

m. 15 April 1877, Wilson County, Kansas
Martha Hannaman
b. 1858, Illinois
d. 1935 Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas

Children with Martha Hannaman:
• Lola Mae “Lulu” (1877-1956) married William Phelps
• Irene Nona (1880-1957) married (1) [–?–] Horsley, (2) [–?–] Douglas
• Roy (b. 1883)
• Walter (1888-aft. 1951)

William came from Ohio in 1848 and lived in Pleasant Township, Grant County, Indiana, and Washington, Jasper County, Indiana. He homesteaded 160 acres in Duck Creek Township, Wilson County, Kansas, before 1880.

In 1906, William was unmarried and living in San Bernardino County, California. He made wagons, carriages, and was a rancher. William changed the spelling of his surname by dropping one “T” during his lifetime.

Submitted by:
Hilda Hemmingson Meryhew
Auburn WA