George W. Wright. Co. I, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

The Pittsburgh Press – February 23, 1921

Mercer, Pa., Feb. 23rd George W. Wright, aged 80. Former state senator, died yesterday. He had been an invalid for 20 years Mr Wright was born in Worth township, Mercer county. July 19, 1841, a son of Thomas and Sarah Fowler Wright. In the Civil War he served in Co. I. Tenth Pennsylvania reserves. He went into the oil business in Venango county, later coming to Mercer county to engage in manufacturing. In 1873. He was elected county recorder of deeds, and later served as superintendent of the Mercer County Orphans school, and other similar schools at Mount Joy, Pa, and Chester Springs. Pa. In 1876 he was elected to the state senate and served one term. He was a Republican. He is survived by two brothers, Richard Wright of Mercer, and Alexander Wright of Blairsville and an adopted sister, Mrs Marind Graham of Mercer.

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Brendon is a history buff who loves American History, especially the American Civil War. He is also a direct descendant of William H. Wagner of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves. Member of the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves Co. A (Reenacting Unit). Creator of The Blue & Gray Historian on Instagram and Facebook. He is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.