Henry & Margaret "Maggie" Wright

Loyal, Clark Co., Wisconsin


1880 Federal Census, Marshfield, Wood Co., Wisconsin


Name: Henry Wright, 27 (1853)
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Maggie
Father's birthplace: Bav
Mother's birthplace: Ger
Occupation: Works In Saw Mill
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Henry Wright 27
Maggie Wright 24 (1856)
Rosy Wright 6 (1874)
Antone Wright 2 (1878)
Henry Wright 8M (1879)


Marshfield Times Friday May 21, 1886 p. 1 c. 5


Mrs. Henry Wright, whose husband died at Loyal on the 9th, under suspicious circumstances, and who, with Daniel Allen, a prominent farmer of the town of Loyal, were placed under arrest, made a confession to the authorities at Neillsville, in which she confessed to poisoning her husband.  She admits having been criminally intimate with Allen for nearly two years, and says that they planned to poison Wright, then Mrs. Allen, after which they intended to marry.  She claims that Allen purchased arsenic at Milwaukee a few weeks ago and she administered the poison to Wright under his direction.  Allen was placed under arrest as an accessory, and placed under $10,000 bail.  Mr. Wright was a half brother of Mrs. M. McGivern and the Misses Walterbach's of this city.


Marshfield Times  16 Dec. 1892  P. 5 C 3


Henry V. Wright, the genial brake twister of the Marshfield freight, was married Wednesday 7th, to Miss Louisa Withee of Neillsville.  Henry's many Merrillan friends will extend a hearty congratulations.  Merrillan Leader


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Murder of Henry Wright

Obit: Allen, Mrs. Daniel (? - 1887)




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