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Notes for Howard Wright and Barbara May Applegate

1912 Barbara Applegate was born on December 20 in Ohio. [1]

1920 Elmer E and Ariel Apelgate [Applegate] lived in Jackson Twp, Darke County, Ohio with children Edward, Richard, Lillian, and Barbara. [2]

1930 Elmore (EG) Applegate (age 63) and Arielle Applegate (age 50) lived in Jackson Twp, Darke County, Ohio with children Edward (age 23), Richard (age 21), Lillian (age 19), and Barbara (age 17). [3]

1939 Barbara Applegate and Howard Wright were married on June 5. [4] [5]

UNION CITY Applegate-Wright Union "City, June 6. Miss Barbara Applegate, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Applegate and Howard Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wrigtft of this city, were married Saturday afternoon at the brides home north of the city. The Rev. H. R. Applegate, pastor of the Colorado Ave. Baptist church of Dayton. Ohio, and a brother of the bride, performed the single ring ceremony before a fireplace banked with flowers. The bride wore a floor length white lace gown and carried a bouquet of white roses and baby breath Miss Lillian Applegate was maid of honor, and Paul Wright was best man. An informal reception followed for the large group of guests. The couple then left for a visit in Cincinnati and Kentucky, after which they will be at home at No. 1229 West Oak street. Wright is employed by the International Seat Corporation.

1939 Barbara Applegate and Howard Wright were married.
Palladium-Item, Richmond, Indiana, June 7, 1939. [6]

Howard Wright was an electrician at the time of his marriage to Barbara. They both lived in Union City, Indiana.

1940 Barbara Wright (age 27) and Howard Wright (age 27) lived in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana. [7]

1961 Howard Wright and Mary Taylor were married on February 12 in Marion County, Indiana. [8]

1980 Howard Wright, married, spouse of Mary Louise Wright, died on April 29, at age 67, in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana. He was born on June 18, 1912, in Ohio, son of John Wright and Evalena Wright. [9]

1992 Barbara Mae Wright, widowed, died on December 22, at age 80, in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana. She was born on December 20, 1912, in Darke County, Ohio, daughter of Elmore Applegate and Arielle M Applegate. [10] [11]

1992 An obituary reported [12]:

Barbara M. Wright UNION CITY, Ind. Barbara M. Wright, 80, died Tuesday at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, after a long illness. Mrs. Wright was born in Darke County, Ohio. She was retired from the Union City Memorial Hospital where she worked for 20 years as a nurse's aide. She attended Wesley United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, David Wright, Union City, and two grand children. Two brothers and a sister are deceased. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Reichard-Oliver Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lisbon Cemetery. Calling will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Union City (Indiana) Fire and Rescue Squad through the funeral home.


[1] Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1998, [AncestryRecord].

[2] United States Federal Census, 1920, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[3] United States Federal Census, 1930, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[4] Greenville Daily Advocate, Greenville, Ohio, June 7, 1939, page 3, [NewspapersClip].

[5] Hazel Grill Journal, 101 [Darke County Ohio Web no longer available].

[6] Palladium-Item, Richmond, Indiana, June 7, 1939, page 12, [NewspapersClip].

[7] United States Federal Census, 1940, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[8] Marion County, Indiana Marriage Index, [AncestryRecord].

[9] Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[10] Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[11] Find A Grave Memorial at Ancestry.com, [AncestryRecord].

[12] Muncie Evening Press, Muncie, Indiana, December 24, 1992, page 6, [NewspapersClip].