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Arthur Wright was born in Yorkshire about 1880.
Arthur Wright came out to South Africa from Birmingham in 1900 as a cabinet maker on the railways - to the C.S.A.R,that is the Central South African Railways. He was also in Kimberley for a short time.
Arthur Wright married Eva Lina about 1910 Germiston, South Africa.
They had one daughter Edna May Wright born 1910.
Arthur Wright died 16 March 1921 aged 40 years.
The family were living at Kings Hotel, Germiston, Johannesburg, South Africa at the time of his death in 1921.
What happened to Edna May? Did she marry and have a family in South Africa?
Please contact me as I am related to Arthur Wright. I also have good photographs of him when he belonged to the first motor cycle club in South Africa about 1905
ARTHUR WRIGHT went to South Africa from Birmingham around 1900 as a coach builder to work for the Central South African Railwasy (CSAR)
According to an old birthday book, Richard Wright had a birthday on 13 February and Sally Wright on 19 June - unfortunately no years are given.
On 31 August 1847 "father" had a birthday - I don't know whose "father"
An entry in the same handwriting records Charles Highet 1 December 1867. What was he to Arthur Wright??
His first wife was Eleanor May Baikie, issue two daughters. His second wife was Eva Lina, issue one daughter, Edna May Wright born 1909, who was aged 12 when he died in Johannesburg, South Africa, 16 March 1921
I believe he was of a very pleasant dispositon and had red hair, was a memeber of the first motorcyclie club in SA (1902?) He was in Kimberley 1910. He was a chauffeur, a motor mechanic, and a cabinet maker.
ANY information welcome, especially who were his parents and who were Richard and Sally, and what happened to all his daughters born in South Africa between 1907 and 1910?
Arthur Wright was my grandfather.
Robert J Pilcher and his wife Jemima had 7 surviving children. Most of them were in South Africa at one time or another, between 1880 and 1890, but returned to Kent. Only the eldest daughter Florence Rose Marion (born 1848) who married Jasper Nicols Anderson, and Ernest Edward Pilcher (born 1852) who Married Emma Ann Coulter, remained in south Africa.
Does any one have information about:-
Arthur Leigh Pilcher (born 1850) married Emma.
Cecil Eugene Pilcher (born 1854) bachelor?
Marion Maud (born 1856) married twice. A. Thomas Chandler and B.Tomalin.
Claude Percival(born 1859)Photographer in Castle Street, Dover. Spouse unknown. There were 4 children, Hugh Reginald (1888), Marion Maud (1874) and twins Daisy Florence and Dorothy May (1893)
William Billinghurst (Born 9 March 1866)bachelor or died young?
Marian Jennifer Pilcher
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