An able young exponent of the science of dentistry as we know it in this progressive twentieth century is found in the person of Dr. Cyrus Clyde Wright, of Lynn, Randolph county. He seems to have all the natural attributes of head and heart for the successful performing of his chosen vocation, and the pronounced success he has already attained would bear out this statement, and to him the future years hold much of promise. He had the tact to see when but a boy that his true bent was in this direction, but he did not depend on Nature to do it all for him, but set about diligently to advance himself in the science and he has been a close student of the same and proposes to keep fully abreast of the profession in all its future changes and improvements.
Dr. Wright was born in Steuben county, Indiana, May 2, 1882. He is a son of Monroe F. and Caroline (Parr) Wright. The father was born October 2, 1858, and is a son of Elbridge and Martha (Cochran) Wright. Elbridge Wright was a native of Vermont, of a sterling old New England family. He came to Indiana in an early day and entered a farm in Randolph county, which is still in possession of the family. Here he spent the rest of his life, dying in 1879. He was a successful farmer and became owner of about three hundred acres of valuable land. Martha Cochran was a native of the state of New York. Her death occurred in 1892.
Monroe F. Wright, mentioned above, grew up on the old homestead and there he worked when a boy, attending the rural schools in the winter months. He has devoted his entire life to farming and has met with success all along the line. Politically he is a Republican, and in religious matters is a member of the Christian church. He and Caroline Parr were married in 1878. She was born near New Philadelphia, Ohio, May 12, 1856, and she came with her parents to Steuben county, Indiana in 1862.
Dr. Wright grew up on the home farm and made himself generally useful about the place when a boy. He received a common school education. He began life for himself by working in a cement factory which he continued for five years. He was economical and at the end of that time had enough money to take up his more serious life work. The above named factory was at Stroh, Indiana. After severing his connection with the same he entered the Indiana Dental College at Indianapolis, where he made an excellent record and from which he was graduated in 1907. He located at Ft. Wayne for the practice of his profession, but remained there only five months, when he moved to Angola, Indiana and was there a year, then came to Lynn, where he has continued successfully to the present time, and now enjoys a large and ever-growing patronage.
Politically, Mr. Wright is a Republican, and fraternally he belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Masonic Order, and is now worshipful master of the local lodge of the latter. He is a member of the Royal Arch Masons of Winchester. Religiously, he belongs to the Christian church.
Dr. Wright was married November 16, 1910 to Maud Skelley, who was born at Stroh, Indiana and there grew to womanhood and was educated. The date of her birth is December 19, 1882. To this union one child has been born, Caroline L. Wright.
Past and Present of Randolph County, Indiana, 1914.
Contributed by Gina Richardson
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