1870's Benjamin Cooper Wright & Almeda Darling Photo, San Francisco CA
On reverse: "With compliments of Mr. and Mrs. BC Wright" is handwritten in fancy old pencil script, top edge trimmed to fit into a photo album, but still clearly read. Photo type: 1870's Original vintage Victorian CDV or Carte de Visite Photograph. Photographer: G.D. Morse, 417 Montgomery St., San Francisco, California, San Mateo County. (known to be San Fran photographer George Daniels Morse, George D. Morse, George Morse)
There is more fine handwriting on top edge, illegible, as the photo is slightly trimmed, usually to fit into tight paper photo albums. Does not affect the actual image in any way.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Benjamin C Wright 1834-1922 born in Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, and died in San Francisco County, California.
Who's Who on the Pacific Coast: A BIOGRAPHICAL COMPILATION OF NOTABLE LIVING CONTEMPORARIES WEST OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, EDITED BY FRANKLIN HARPER, 1913: WRIGHT: Allen Garwood Wright: Lawyer; born San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 3, 1873; son, Benjamin C. Wright and Almeda Darling Wright. Edu.: grammar and high schools, San Francisco, until 1891; Univ. of Cal. Attorney for San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Member, Am. Acad, of Political and Social Science. Clubs: University, Bohemian, San Francisco Golf and Country, Army and Navy. Olympic, Commonwealth. Member, San Francisco Bar Assn. Democrat. Res:: 1703 Gough St.; Office: 1019 Mills bldg., San Francisco, Cal.
Benjamin C . Wright in the 1880 United States Federal Census
Birth Year: abt 1834
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: San Francisco, California
Spouse's Name: Almeda A. Wright
Father's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Mother's name: Elizabeth A. Wright
Mother's Birthplace: Vermont
Household: Name, Age
Benjamin C. Wright 46
Almeda A. Wright 35 (Almeda Wright)
Allen G. Wright 6
William S. Wright 5
Elizabeth A. Wright 71 (his mother)
This photo was found in Kingston, Ulster County, New York. It is a close up portrait of this young Benjamin Wright family couple. We found B.C. Wright as an active San Fran citizen, as well as his wife, Almeda Wright. In 1892 he is listed as editor of the "Daily Evening Bulletin" Newspaper in the city. His wife, listed as "Mrs. BC Wright" was secretary of the "Women's Baptist Foreign Missionary Society."
In 1910, Benjamin Cooper Wright wrote a book called 'Banking in California 1849-1910.' Benjamin C. Wright, an editor, was born in 1834-35 and lived early years in Utica, Oneida County, New York. Almeda Darling Wright, his wife, was born in 1845 in Spafford, Onondaga County, New York to Joseph Darling and Polly Darling.
Benjamin Wright's mother, born in Vermont in 1809 lives with them in 1880, Elizabeth A. Wright, age 71. His father Oliver R. Wright (Oliver Wright) was born in Massachusetts.
Benjamin was in San Francisco, CA in 1870 living in the home of William Stevens & Mary Stevens, his occupation listed as a newspaper reporter. He became an editor eventually, and is listed as a retired journalist in the 1920 census.
In 1880 he and his family live in San Francisco and their children were Allen Garwood Wright age 6, who became an attorney / lawyer, and William S. Wright age 5. This photo is of a very well dressed and handsome young couple who stayed together and lived long into the 20th century, a great and rare historical San Fran California piece! A los a wonderful Wright family piece. It is very possibly their wedding photo.
Size 2.5 x 4 inches
Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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