Quincy A. Wright, one of the prominent and influential residents of Hancock county, was born in Tippecanoe county in 1861, the son of Lewis and Lovina (Whelchel) Wright.
Lewis Wright was a native of Virginia, where his parents lived the greater part of their lives and died there. Lewis received his education in the public schools of his native state. After locating in Tippecanoe county Mr. Wright engaged in farming and was thus engaged during his active life. He died in Tippecanoe county. Mrs. Wright was a native of Hamilton county, having removed to Tippecanoe county in early life. Mr. and Mrs. Wright were the parents of six sons and two daughters. They were active and influential members of the Methodist Episcopal church.
Quincy Wright received his education in the common schools of Tippecanoe county. After completing his education he engaged in farming and stock raising. He later engaged in the butcher business for three years, after which he became interested in a harvester company and was on the road for many years. In 1893 he located in Fortville where he has since made his home. Mr. Wright's wise judgment and popularity is evidenced by the fact that he was for four years township trustee and served with satisfaction to all. He later became interested in the real estate business in which work he was successful. In 1913 he was appointed postmaster of his home town, which position he still holds.
In 1887, Quincy A. Wright was united in marriage to Jose B. Watts, of Madison county. They are the parents of three children: Floyd, Fred and Chloe. Quincy A. Wright is a Free and Accepted Mason, a member of the Knights of Pythias, Red Men, Pythian Sisters and the Eastern Star. Mrs. Wright is also a member of the last two mentioned orders.
Transcribed from History of Hancock County, Indiana, Its People, Industries and Institutions by George J. Richman, B. L., Federal Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1916. Page 1053-1054.
Submitted by Sylvia (Rose) Duda, Laingsburg, MI November 8, 2001.
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