On this date the 22nd of October in 1887, our maternal great Grandma Wright with birth name Gracie Claudia Pierce was born in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.
Interesting Facts: Her mother Gracie Bozone Pierce died in 1890, when she was only around 3 years old. Her father William Franklin Pierce remarried when Gracie was six years old. She helped raise her siblings, and at the young age of fourteen, she married John Estell Wright and began a family of her own.
Not only did Great Grandma Wright give birth to nine children (one died as an infant), she also helped deliver a lot of babies in her community. She accompanied the local doctor as a midwife and nurse when needed.*
Gracie P. Wright passed away in Jonesville, Louisiana on June 12, 1987.**
Here is how we are related:
Our parents –Nelda Grace LaPrarie was married to Floyd Dee Adams
Nelda G.’s parents – ^Lucy Dee Wright was married to John Alvis LaPrarie
Lucy D.’s parents – ^^Gracie Claudia Pierce was married to John Estel Wright
(^) stands for
parents and Gracie.
*Source: Family Oral History
**Source: Find A Grave