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Wigfall Wright

Obituary of Louise Sophie Wright, Baltimore, Maryland.

Mrs. Louise Sophie Wright, wife of former Judge Daniel G. Wright, of Baltimore, Md., died in that city on March 7, 1915, after an illness of several months. She was a daughter of Gen. Louis T. Wigfall, United States Senator from Texas before the War between the States, who was later a member of the Confederate Senate and an aid on the staff of President Davis. Mrs. Wright spent several years in Washington in her youth and occupied a place in the society of the capital. Intellectually, she was brilliant beyond most women and a writer of strength and charm. Several years ago she published a book, "A Southern Girl in 1861," which was filled with reminiscences of life in the South and of Washington in the days prior to the war.

Mrs. Wright founded and was for many years President of the Baltimore Chapter, and the membership of the State Division, U. D. C., under her leadership increased rapidly. The imposing monument which commemorates the service of the soldiers and sailors of the Confederacy was the gift of the Maryland Daughters of the Confederacy to Baltimore during Mrs. Wright's presidency. With her exceptional mental ability and strong character, she possessed great energy and unwavering purpose, and as an executive she was distinguished for the calm reasonableness that makes for unbiased judgement. When the fourth convention, U. D. C., met in Baltimore in 1897, Mrs. Wright, as First Vice President General, presided on account of the illness of the President General, Mrs. Fitzhugh Lee.

Personally, Mrs. Wright possessed the warmth of heart that inspired others to seek her presence and the pleasant environment of her home. The atmosphere of her home was beautifully suggestive of the Southland, and the welcome of its mistress always possessed the simplicity and warmth of the old times.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, June, 1915.

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