48. John Samuel Wright was born on Feb 22 1843 in Urbana, Champaign, IL. He died on Feb 11 1908 in Long Beach, CA. He was buried after Feb 11 1908 in Gering, Scottsbluff, Neb.
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49. Amanda Poage was born on October 1st, 1848 in Danville, Vermillion, IL. She and her husband John were pioneers and homesteaders. She died on Aug 28 1940 in Gering, Scottsbluff, Neb. at the age of 92.
Publication: The Lincoln Star
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Issue Date: Sunday, September 8, 1940
FIRST WHITE WOMAN. (Gering Courier) Mrs. Amanda Jane Wright passed away at a Scottsbluff hospital Wednesday, as an immediate result of injuries from a fall sustained at her home in Minatare from the effects of which she was unable to rally on account of her advanced age. The funeral service will be held today at 2 p. m. at the Minatare Christian church, with service conducted by the pastor, and burial will follow in Westlawn cemetery at Gering. The deceased woman was a well known pioneer who came here with her husband in 1880 and settled on a ranch in Banner county near what is now known as Wright’s gap. She was the earliest woman resident of that section and probably the first white woman to reside in this section. Mrs. Wright was born at Danville, Ill., on Oct. 1. 1848, where she married John S. Wright on March 7, 1864. They located in Colorado in 1867, and located in Banner county in 1880, living there until 1906, when they located at Minatare. During a visit at Longbeach, Cal., in 1908, her husband passed away. The deceased lady is survived by two sons and two daughters, who are L. E. Wright and D. E. Wright, both of Minatare, and Mrs. Ed A. Boots of Thermopolis, Wyo., and Mrs, Henry Heard of McFarland, Cal. Her posterity includes 29 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Grave Image and Obit. from L. A. Herald Provided by find-a-grave contributor Claudine Burnett
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