|Title||George F. Wright|
6th plate ambrotype in full leatherette case, oval brass mat, floral brass preserver, and red velvet lining.
Image of George F. Wright.
Wright, George Fredrick
|Copyright||Oshkosh Public Museum|
|Collection||Dr. Willard H. Titus|
|Cataloged by||Cross, Scott|
|Notes||Seated view of George F. Wright, wearing dark frock coat, vest, white shirt and tie. George Wright was born November 23, 1807 in Manlius, New York. His Father George Wright was the third settler in Oshkosh. George F. went to Cleveland, OH and Fort Wayne, Indiana where he owned a store. He married Laura Louise Parsons on April 28, 1839. The couple had nine children, five of whom reached adulthood. Wright was the father-in-law of Dr. Willard H. Titus. In 1842 he came to Oshkosh and bought a farm which is now the center of the city. He built a log cabin on the site and later a large Greek Revival house. He was financially ruined in 1856 when the Winnebago Railroad failed. He retired to a farm near Stony Beach and traded furs until his death on January 6, 1869.|