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Male, born 1861-11-21, died 1940-01-12

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Wright, Howard S., (HSW) Construction Company

Professional History


Founder/President, Howard S. Wright Construction Company, Port Townsend, WA, 1885-1893;

President, Howard S. Wright Construction Company, Everett, WA, 1893-1929.

President, Howard S. Wright Construction Company, Everett, WA, 1929- 1940.



Howard S. Wright was born at Searletown, Prince Edward Island, in the Canadian Maritime Provinces on 11/20/1861. He was baptized on 03/05/1862. (See, Source Information Web: Prince Edward Island, Baptism Index, 1788-1943 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013, accessed 07/26/2018.)

In 1881, Howard S. Wright lived in Westmorland, NB, Canada. He arrived in Port Townsend, WA, by the mid 1880s, and married here in 1889. Wright declared his intention to becoma a US citizen on 03/19/1890 in Port Townsend, WA. (See, Source Information Washington, Naturalizations, 1853-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012, accessed 07/26/2018.)

By 1900, Howard S. Wright and his wife, Eliza Ann, lived in Everett, WA, at 2528 Grand Street. The family included Howard S., Eliza Ann, and their four children, plus an 11-year-old visitor, Mable Black (born c. 07/1889 in Canada). This census stated that Howard S and Eliza had been in the US since 1885. (See, Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Everett, Snohomish, Washington; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0215; FHL microfilm: 1241750, accessed 07/26/2018.) Ten years later, the family of six lived at 2112 Rucker Avenue in Everett. The Wrights employed a 30-year-old woman as a domestic servant, Anna Elgsten, (born c. 1880 in Sweden).

The 1920 US Census recorderd that both Howard and Eliza Wright came to the US in 1887 and were naturalized in 1893. (See, Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Everett, Snohomish, Washington; Roll: T625_1938; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 158, accessed 07/26/2018.) The US Census of 1930 indicated that Wright had been naturalized by that date and had entered the US in 1883 from Canada. (See, Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Everett, Snohomish, Washington; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0029; FHL microfilm: 2342253, accessed 07/26/2018.)

The 1920 US Census indicated that the Wrights lived at 2112 Rucker Avenue, while the next decennial census stated their address 2313 Rucker Avenue; they owned their house worth a modest $5,000. In 1920, they lived on Rucker with thier two children, both in their 20s, while ten years later, Howard S. and Eliza lived on their own.

He passed away in Everett, WA, and was buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in that city.


His father was Horatio Mann Wright (born 01/25/1824 in Center Bedeque, PEI-d. 12/31/1900 in New Glasgow, NS), his mother, Margaret Rebecca Wells (born 11/19/1826 inPoint de Bute, NB,-d. 07/22/1893 in Saint Johns, NB). They married in Cape Tormentine, NB, Canada, on 05/02/1850. (See, Source Citation Provincial Archives of New Brunswick; New Brunswick, Canada, accessed 07/25/2018.)

Horatio and Margaret had nine children together: Annie Maria Wright (1851–1934), Aretas Nathaniel Wright (1853–1880), Joseph Herbert Wright (1855–1896), Alma Elizabeth Wright (1855–1855), Bessie Jane Wright (1857–1924), Howard Sprague Wright (1861–1940), Charles Young Wright (1865–1888), Frederic William Wright (1867–1936), Mary Louise Wright (1872–1880).

Their child, Bessie Jane Wright, married Walter Black Clark, a gardener, on 09/29/1890 in Waltham, MA. Bessie worked as a dressmaker at the time. (See, Source Citation New England Historic Genealogical Society; Boston, Massachusetts; Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911–1915, accessed 07/25/2018.)


He married Eliza Ann Reese (born 1862 in England-d. 10/01/1936 in Everett, WA) on 06/12/1889 in Port Townsend, WA. (See, Source Citation Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington, accessed 07/26/2018.)


As per the 1900 US Census, the Wrights had had four children, all of whom survived in that year. They were Hazel Wright Marlatt (born 03/1890 in WA-d. 12/27/1946 in Seattle, WA), Myrtis Wells Wright Schuchart (born 08/15/1892 in WA-d. 1970), Frederick S. Wright (born c. 02/1898 in WA-d. 10/18/1918 in France during World War I), and Howard Horatio Wright, (born 09/04/1899 in Everett, WA-d. 1966). Frederick was buried in the Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial at Fère-en-Tardenois, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France.

Myrtis Wright married George Jacob Schuchart (born 12/20/1889 in Hutchinson, MN-d. 12/1964 in WA), who would become a partner of Howard H. Wright in the Howard S. Wright Construction Company.

Biographical Notes

Howard S. Wright sailed aboard the S.S. Aleutian from Seattle, WA, to Hilo, T.H., between 01/28/1926 and 02/03/1926. Wright was 65 during this this voyage. This passenger manifest for this voyage stated that Wright was naturalized a US citizen in proceedings in Snohomish County Court in 1892. (See, Title: Honolulu, Hawaii, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1900-1959, accessed 07/26/2018.)

Associated Locations

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