Moses Emory Wright, Third Principal Of Holyoke High School

by Laurel | March 18th, 2014

Moses Emory Wright

Moses Emory Wright, Third Principal of Holyoke High School

Moses Emory Wright, Reverend, was born in Leicester, Vermont, May 23, 1828, son of Moses and Sally (Olin) Wright. He studied in Middlebury College for one term in 1849, after which he entered Wesleyan University from which he was graduated A.B. in 1853. Declined A.M. degree. He taught in Newark, New Jersey, Black Rock Institute, North Carolina, and was principal in Holyoke in 1857. He entered the regular ministry in the New England Methodist Conference in April, 1856, so that it was in his ministry in Holyoke that he was principal of the high school. He was a man of scholarly attainments, and a diligent student all his life; in his desk were found at the time of his death fifty carefully prepared addresses, not one of which had ever been delivered. In addition to his ecclesiastical interests, he had a scientific bent, and was the author of a successful book on paper making.

On March 26, 1855, Rev. Mr. Wright married Jane E. Cone. Their children are Edward Olin and Helen Cone. His daughter married Dr. Charles L. Farwell of Boston. Both his son and son-in-law were successful physicians.

At the time of his death on December 13, 1909 in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Mr. Wright was survived by his wife and daughter, Mrs. Charles L. Farwell.

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