Samuel W. Wright

Samuel W. Wright, county commissioner of Allen
County, was born in 1851 in Clinton County, Ohio and is a son of W. G.
and Lousisa (Manker) Wright. 
        The father of Mr. Wright was born in Virginia and the mother in
Ohio.  Te father came to Allen County in 1855 when pioneer conditions
still prevailed.  His life was spent here following agricultural
pursuits.
    Samuel W. Wright was reared on the farm and attending the local
schools, graduating from the Delphos High School.  He then taught school
for some nine years, mainly in Allen and Putnam counties.  Subsequently
he settled on his present fine farm of 160 acres, which is situated in
sections 29 and 32, Marion Township, on the Delphos and Lima road, where
he has made his home since1889.  He makes a specialty of raising
thoroughbred Polled Durham and Short-horn cattle and Percheron horses,
exhibiting at the various fairs and carrying off many of the ribbons.  
        Mr. Wright has long been considered one of the substantial men
of Marion township and is about completing his first term as county
commissioner; he was elected in November, 1905, for the second term.
         In 1873 Mr. Wright was married to Minerva Long and they have
one child Gracie, wife of Jesse Cochran, a resident f Lima.
         Fraternally Mr. Wright is a member of Hope Lodge, No. 214, F. &
A. M., of Delphos, and also belongs to the Odd Fellows and Knights of
Pythias.