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 - George Wright, some years after the death of...
George Wright, some years after the death of bis first wife, married Sarah Jane Mebane who died little more than a year later and in 1860 he married Sarah Wingo. To them were born two daughters, the younger of whom is Mrs. Thomas E. Brazelton, living with her husband and two daughters on the site of her father's last home on Sherman street in Paris. Tu that home hangs a portrait of George Wright, painted by William William Huddle, the artist, whose home was in Paris before lie moved to Austin. Mrs. Brazelton recalls her first sight of the picture, a day when she and her sister returned from school and their father told them to ''go into the parlor; there is a big bear I have brought you. but be careful." and when they opened the door, not knowing what to expect, they saw the picture in its frame and were delighted. That was typical of George Wright. He was of a lively disposition, a lover of children and beloved by them, always with a smile, and cheerful word to all he met. He was five feet ten inches in height, of compact build, with blue eyes and an. erect carriage that gave him dignity, and with a character that was a guarantee of the worthiness of any cause or enterprise that he espoused. William T., oldest son of George Wright and his first wife, was educated at McKenzie Institute, started to California when 18, stopped in Nevada, became a miner, built waterworks in Virginia City, became an assayist and died in the city that saw most of his fife. James H. married Miss Lou Hancock and their son, Edgar Wright, is legal adviser to the mayor and city council council of Paris, a position he has filled almost continuously many years. Emma B. married Captain J. M. Daniel and Mary E. became became the wife of W. H. Jennings. Some of the children of both are living in Paris, the city their grandfather founded nearly a century ago.

Clipped from The Paris News14 Nov 1937, SunPage 17

The Paris News (Paris, Texas)14 Nov 1937, SunPage 17
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