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Biographical Sketch of Walter V. Wright

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Wright, Walter V., Weybridge, was born in Cornwall, Vt., on November 16, 1857. His parents were Victor and Mariette (Foote) Wright. Victor Wright was born in Cornwall, Addison county, Vt, on July 29, 1819. He was married on October 18, 1853, to Mariette Foote, who was a daughter of Elijah Foote. Victor Wright’s father, Daniel Wright, came to this county at an early day. Victor Wright settled on the place now owned by Mr. Easton. He came to Weybridge, Vt., in the spring of 1864, and settled on the Dexter place, which is now owned by his sons, and which is a very handsome place, and consists of 206 acres. He had a family of two sons — Walter V. and Albertus D. Victor Wright represented Cornwall in the Legislature two terms, and also held other town offices. He died on September 6, 1867. His widow died in 1881. Albertus D. was born in Weybridge, Vt., on June 13, 1864, and is now engaged in clerking in Middlebury, Vt. Walter V. was educated in the common schools at Weybridge, and brought up to farming. He was married on August 24, 1883, to Bertha A. Blanchard, a daughter of Dr. V. W. Blanchard, of Weybridge, Vt. He now has charge of the home place, and is a very successful farmer and fine-wool sheep raiser.


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