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  • ID: I00211
  • Name: Martha Magdaline Wright
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 9 Jul 1870 in Royalton, Montgomery County, Ohio
  • Death: 1 Apr 1963 in Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahama
  • Buried: 3 Apr 1963 Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, Summitview Cemetery
  • Note: Ira Winch was her 4th and last husband. She met him when he came to dine in a restaurant where she was working. Martha's first marriage was an arranged marriage. She came to Oklahoma with her husband, Abner McCollum, when they ran for land in the Oklahoma land rush. Abner worked for the railroad and was killed when their daughter was a year old. She told of an incident when alone on her homestead, holding her daughter in one arm and a rifle in the other, she protected her home from Indians. She later moved to Guthrie, Oklahoma, marrying a Mr. Quick and a Mr. Webster. One of the husbands died, the other she divorced. The one she divorced came to Guthrie and kidnapped their son. Martha didn't see this son for many years. She loved needlework & quilting, making quilts for her children and many grandchildren.



    Father: Samuel Evans Wright b: 12 Dec 1837 in Piqua, Miami County, Ohio
    Mother: Rebecca Catherine Clark b: 16 Sep 1841 in Royalton, Montgomery County, Ohio

    Marriage 1 Mr. Quick
      Children
      1. Has No Children John "Jack" Quick b: 27 Sep 1899 in Oklahoma

      Marriage 2 Webster
        Children
        1. Has No Children Arthur Bell Webster b: 22 Apr 1894 in OKLAHOMA

        Marriage 3 James Abner McCollum b: 14 Mar 1859 in Vandalia, Montgomery, Ohio
        • Married: 5 Sep 1888 in Arkansas City, Cowley, Kansas
        Children
        1. Has Children Pearl May McCollum b: 9 Jan 1890 in Edmond, Oklahoma, Oklahoma

        Marriage 4 Charles Ira Winch b: 19 Dec 1858 in Conneaut, Crawford County, Pennsylvania
        • Married: 28 Nov 1904 in Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas
        Children
        1. Has No Children Raymond Carl Winch b: 23 Mar 1906 in Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahama
        2. Has Children Charles Ivan Winch b: 1 May 1911 in Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma
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