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Alfred Wright (Alfred Wright)

Alfred Wright

Businessman. He was a successful perfume manufacturer and a deeply religious man, who found that many of his employees were not attending church on Sunday mornings because they were too tired after long hours working the other six days a week. As a result, he ordered all his factories to be closed at noon on Saturdays to give his employees a chance to rest and recuperate before attending their weekly church. This was developed into Malcolm Gray’s revolutionary five-day work-week, which was picked up by Henry Ford and set industry labor standards for the future. He was also a member of the first Rochester Board of Park Commissioners, established in 1888, which began with just over 500 acres of land and now accounts for over 11,000 acres of the Monroe County park system. (bio by: Mount Hope NY)  Family links:  Parents:  John Sears Wright (1805 – 1889)  Sarah A. Stevens Wright (____ – 1891)  Spouses:  Mary Jennie Hunter Wright (____ – 1877)*  Maria E. Goold Wright (____ – 1859)*  Mary D. Butterfield Wright (____ – 1925)*  Children:  Alfred G. Wright (1856 – 1930)*  Marian Hunter Wright (1868 – 1937)*  John Sears Wright (1870 – 1954)*  Margaret Jean Wright Dryer (1873 – 1954)*  Siblings:  Frank S. Wright (____ – 1877)*  Amelia Wright (____ – 1895)*  Alfred Wright (1830 – 1891) *Calculated relationship

Born

  • November, 06, 1830

Died

  • January, 01, 1891

Cemetery

  • Mount Hope Cemetery
  • USA

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