Harrison Wright Family
Clara A. Kautsky [was] born to parents Frank V. Kautsky and Louisa A. Muegge-Kautsky in Indianapolis, Ind. She later married a farm boy by the name of Harrison Wright.
I remember that about the time it was cold that Clara (my Great Aunt Molly) always had sheep babies that’s mothers wouldn’t take care of them in cardboard boxes on the edge of her furnace grates.
Her kitchen was always smelling good for she was the Baker of the family and could bake "Cross cut buns" that would melt in your mouth and all her pastries were a thing to behold as all the family enjoyed them.
Together they ran a farm, where they acquired acreage and enlarged the farm until their son Oren A. Wright, born August 27th, 1911 could take over this farm which had by account some 600 acres plus.
Oren was a good farmer and was a good manager, and a hard worker. He married a Ida Ray, also a good manager. They had a child Newton H. Wright, aka “Noodie”. Oren upon his death had acquired a vast number of accomplishments as follows:
- A large herd of cows that produced quality milk, raised sheep that were State Fair Grade, include show sheep that he introduced to the state.
- For many years he was the President of the Indiana State Fair.
- Served as Chairman of the Johnson County Republican Committee for 22 years.
- Past President of the Dorset Sheep Association.
- Had produced a number of Championship Sheep.
- Was past President of the Indiana Dairy Association.
- Was the Director of the Indiana 4-H Foundation
- Past President of the Johnson County Fair Board.
- Member of the Greenwood Lions Club
- Director of the Union Bank and Trust Co. of Franklin, In. for 15 years.
- Received an Honorary Alumni Award for his distinguished work in Agriculture Field.
- Was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.
- Was a Mason in lodge 814, member of Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine, as well as The Eastern Star.
- Was a member of The Mt. Pleasant Christ[ian] Church
Oren passed away May the 11th of 1980 shortly after his mother passed away. He and his family made a big footprint in Indiana’s history in the Agricultural area, and helped make Johnson County a better place to live, and helped young adults to learn the agricultural importance in the State of Indiana.