Tag: Lucy Dee Wright

Ruth Wright – On This Date In 1902

On this date, the 18th of August in 1902, our maternal great-aunt Ruth was born to parents John E Wright and Gracie Pierce in Manifest, Louisiana. Ruth was our Granny Dee’s oldest sister. Fannie Ruth Wright married Luther J. McMillin  and resided in Manifest, Louisiana. She was a writer of poetry and had several published including this one Breaking Day.  

Luther J. McMillin – On This Date in 1992

On this date the 9th of August in 1992, our maternal great-uncle Luther passed away in Jena, Louisiana. He was laid to rest in Oak Grove Cemetery, Manifest, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana. Luther McMillin was married to Fannie Ruth Wright (our Granny Dee’s sister). Obituary from The Jena Times – Olla Tullos Signal; Jena, LaSalle Parish, LA: Luther J. McMillin,…

Mary Irmarie Wright – On This Date in 1918

On this date, the 8th of August in 1918, our maternal great-aunt Mary Irmarie was born to parents John E Wright and Gracie Pierce in Manifest, Louisiana. Irmarie was our Granny Dee’s youngest sister and they were the best of friends. After my Granny’s death, Aunt Irmarie and I become very close, I think our relationship helped fill the void after…

Marvin George Wright – On This Date in 1913

On this date, the 7th of August, in 1913, our maternal great-uncle Marvin George was born to parents John E. Wright and Gracie Pierce in Manifest, Louisiana. Marvin was one of our Granny Dee’s younger brothers. Fun Tidbit: I found this photograph while looking through some of our Granny’s old pictures. It had “The Old House” by Marvin Wright…

John E. Wright – On This Date In 1879

On this date the 25th of June in 1879, our maternal great-grandfather, John E. Wright was born in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana. According to the geneological report “Descendents of William Wright”, John E. Wright is listed under Generation No. 3 as one of the six children born to George Washington Wright and Martha Fannie Eubanks.* John married…

Gracie P. Wright – On This Date in 1987

On this date the 12th of June in 1987, our maternal Great Grandma Wright passed away in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana. She was married to John E. Wright and they had nine children including our Granny Lucy Dee. She is buried next to her husband in Heard Cemetery in Manifest, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.* Today I wanted to honor her memory by sharing a few…

Daisy E. Wright – On this Date in 1906

On this date the 23rd of January in 1906, Daisy Emma Wright was born to parents John E. Wright and Gracie C. Pierce in Manifest, Louisiana.* Our great aunt Daisy  was one of my Granny Dee‘s older sisters. She never married and was sickly most of her life. I remembered she loved to drink buttermilk and eat Twinkies. To this…

Dee LaPrarie Bass – On This Date In 2005

On this date the 18th of January in 2005, our Granny, Lucy Dee Wright LaPrarie Bass “went home to be with the Lord” (as the Christian saying goes for when some one dies). I can’t think of a more proper place for her to be but in heaven. She exuded her faith and love for…

Martha Fannie Eubanks Wright – On This Date in 1848

On this date the 11th of November, in 1848, our maternal great great grandmother, Martha Fannie was born to parents Thomas Eubanks and Edna Willis. Martha Fannie Eubanks was married to George Washington Wright and they had 7 children including our great grandfather John E. Wright.* *Source: Descendants of William Wright & Martha Wright’s photo is from our family collection. Here is how…