Joseph Caldwell Wright II

Mason County Democrat, March 12, 1910

Lynchburg - Joseph Wright one of the oldest citizens of Snicarte, died Saturday morning of heart failure. Although he was under doctors care for some time no one thought he was dangerously ill. The funeral occurred Sunday afternoon from the Baptist church, Elder J. Barrett. A large congregation was present and followed the remains to the last resting place in Snicarte cemetery. The deceased was 66 years, 2 months, and 15 days of age at the time of his death. Mrs. Nancy Wright, wife of the deceased is also very sick and confined to her bed for the past two weeks.


Nancy Ellen Moss Wright

Mason County Democrat, February 8, 1924

Nancy Moss was born 9 April 1854 in Hickory, Schuyler County, Ill. Her parents were William and Margaret Tippitt Moss. She had two brothers James T. and Allen, three sisters Sarah Ellen, Susan M., and Salvia Moss. Nancy married Joseph Caldwell Wright Jr. on the third day of July 1871, by J. A. Brown minister of the gospel in Mason County, Illinois. There were born to this union seven children. Only two are known. William Henry born 1872 and Rosa May born Dec. 1890. She removed to Snicarte in her youth (abt. 1857) and spent the remainder of her life there. Her husband died Saturday, March 5, 1910. Nancy died January 31, 1924. In her sickness she spoke of her not being alone that the lord was with her and at last she said He was calling her. Nancy and Joseph are buried in Snicarte cemetery.

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