SAMUEL WRIGHT                       GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

The Wichita Beacon, Tuesday, July 9, 1918

Died:  July 7, 1918

  WRIGHT---Funeral services for Samuel Wright, age 90, who died Sunday while on a visit to his son, O. F. Wright, of Tribune, Kas., were held this afternoon at 3:30 at the parlors of the City Undertaking Company.  Rev. J. P. Gibney of Sunnydale, and Rev. J. C. Bellel of this city, were in charge of the services.  Interment was in the Maple Grove cemetery.  Mr. Wright was an old soldier and a member of Garfield Post.  He served three and a half years in the Civil War with Company H, 2nd Minnesota Infantry.  He made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Sydney E. Baird, of Wichita.  Besides Mrs. Baird and his son, he is survived by Mrs. L. P. Kohl, of Furley, another daughter.


Was one of a detachment of 16 men who heroically defended a wagon train against the attack of 125 cavalry, repulsed the attack and saved the train.