Charles Richard Wright1

#2295, (5 January 1893 - 7 April 1988)
FatherJohn Wright1 (1852 - 1903)
MotherEmma Mary Susanna Cox1 (1858 - 1944)
ChartsDescendants of William Wright & his wife Jane
Descendants of Thomas Cox & Martha Ann Beaton
BirthCharles Richard Wright was born on 5 Jan 1893 in Battersea, London.
He was the son of John, a Terra-Cotta maker, and Emma Mary Susannah Wright, of 15 Meyrick Road.1 
BaptismHe was baptized on 12 Feb 1893 in St Peter Battersea, London.1 
Photograph Portrait of Charlie taken in England. The photographer was in business at this location from 1899-1906 and the Wrights emigrated in 1904, so it must have been taken in the 1899-1904 time frame.
Charlie Wright
born 1893
photo was taken in England sometime between 1899 & 1904
(with Parents) 1901 CensusCharles Richard appeared on the 1901 Census of Battersea, London with his parents. He was age 8 and born in Battersea, London.2 
ImmigrationHe immigrated to Canada in 1904.3 
(Listed) Passenger ListCharlie Wright was found on a passenger manifest with his mother Emma and siblings on 11 Jun 1904. They traveled in steerage from Liverpool to Quebec and had train tickets to continue through to Makinak, Manitoba. Charlie was recorded as age 15 [sic], single, occupation labourer.4
Segment of the passenger list for the SS Bavaria, 1904 showing the Wright family
(Sibling) 1906 CensusCharley appeared on the 1906 Census of Manitoba, as a brother in the household of John Wright. Charley was 13, born in England, and immigrated in 1904. Also there were his mother Emma and two sisters.5 
1906 CensusSiblings Ellen and Charles Wright appeared on the 1906 Census of Manitoba, at Section 18, Twp 24, Range 15 W, enumerated 6 Jul 1906. Ellen was 17 and Charles 13. They were born in England and immigrated in 1904. The nearest post office was Ste Rose du Lac. There is no indication as to why they were located there - perhaps they were working for a nearby farmer. There is a possibility that this is a different pair with the same ages, names, and immigration year.6 
(with Mother) 1911 CensusCharles appeared on the 1911 Saskatchewan Census with his mother. He was single, age 18, born Jan 1892 in England, immigrated in 1904, Canadian, Baptist, and a farmer working on his own account.3 
(with Mother) 1916 CensusCharles appeared on the 1916 Census of Ayre Municipality, Saskatchewan with his mother Emma Mary Susanna Wright. He was 23, single, born in England, Church of England, immigrated in 1904, and was a farmer.7 
1921 CensusCharles, his mother Emma, and his brother John Wright appeared on the 1921 Census of Saskatchewan, at Section 22 Township 34 Range 19 W2. They owned their single family 3-room wood house. Charles was 28 and single. Emma was a widow, age 63. John was 38 and single. Charles and John's occupation was Farmer working on their own account on their own farm. All were born in England, Charles and Emma immigrating in 1904 and John in 1905.8 
(Mentioned) ObituarySon Charles of Winnipeg was mentioned in Emma Mary Susanna Wright's 1944 obituary.9 
Voters' ListCharles Wright, painter, appeared on the electoral roll in 1945 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was living with Owen & Mrs Moore at 197 Chalmers Avenue. [Mrs Moore was his sister Florence]10 
Residence Circa 1950, Charles Richard Wright lived in Winnipeg.11 
Voters' ListCharles Wright, retired, and Mrs Ellen Smart, widow, appeared on the electoral roll in 1957 in Vancouver, British Columbia. They lived at 3550 18th Avenue West. [Charlie and Ellen were brother and sister].
In 1958, they were listed as Charles R Wright, retired, and Mrs Ellen Smart, housewife.10 
(Mentioned) ObituaryHe was mentioned in Ellen Smart's 1977 obituary as brother Charles Wright.12 
DeathCharlie Wright died on 7 Apr 1988 in Vancouver.
Details from the certificate: Charles Richard Wright, residence 3550 West 18th Ave, single, carpenter, born January 5, 1893 in London England, age 95, parents' names unknown. The informant was nephew E Smart of 3879 W 22nd. Cremation.13 
Last Edited16 Aug 2014


  1. Baptisms of the parish of St Peter Battersea. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Charles Richard Wright, 1893, #1716.
  2. Image of the 1901 Census for England & Wales (1901 Census of England & Wales,, RG 13/453 folio 60.
  3. 1911 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Saskatchewan, District 209 (Humboldt), subdistrict 37, page 5.
  4. Passenger Lists, 1865-1935, Library and Archives Canada images, viewed at Ancestry. SS Bavarian, arrived in Quebec 11 June 1904.
  5. 1906 Census for Northwest Provinces. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Manitoba, Dauphin District (2), Subdistrict 16, Page 1.
  6. 1906 Census for Northwest Provinces. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Manitoba, Dauphin District (2), Subdistrict 15A, page 13.
  7. 1916 Census for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Saskatchewan, Humboldt District 18, ED 20, page 19.
  8. 1921 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Saskatchewan, Humboldt, SD 26, Page 17.
  9. Obituary of Mrs. Emma Wright in The Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 3 October 1944. online image at Manitoba Life and Times,
  10. Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Images viewed at
  11. Ben Putnam ed. Fifty Years of Progress: Chiefly the Story of the Pioneers of the Watson District 1900-1910, St Peter's Press, Muenster, Saskatchewan, (1950?) (Family History Library).
  12. Obituary of Ellen Smart in The Vancouver Sun, March 1977. transcribed by a volunteer.
  13. British Columbia Death Registration. Charles Richard Wright, 1988, #005815.