Collection 2021-015 - Elias Wright collection

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CA ON00156 2021-015


Elias Wright collection


  • 1920-1982 (Creation)

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3cm of textual and photographic materials

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Biographical history

Elias Wright was born on 5 December 1913, the child of Robert Wright and Effie (Lindsay). He was a lifelong resident of Tweed, Ontario. He married Mary Frances Payne in Tweed on 20 January 1932, when he gave his occupation as tinsmith. Wright was the superintendent of the Tweed waterworks from 1945 to 1965 and he later served on the Village Council. He died in 1999.

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Items collected by Elias Wright, grandfather of the donor.

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Donated by Melanie Wright in February 2021.

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Collection of materials relating to Elias Wright life in Tweed, Ontario:

  1. Photograph of children of Victoria School, Tweed, with list of names, 1920
  2. Postcard of the Foster's Dairy horse and wagon on their last trip, 28 April 1975
  3. Newspaper clippings relating to Tweed Village Council, 1976-1982
  4. Photographs of Elias Wright and other officials of Tweed Village Council, 1978-1982
  5. Memories of Tweed High School by Blenus Wright (son of Elias), 1983

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