Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     LEROY WRIGHT was born in Mt.  Pleasant, Iowa, August 6, 1870.  His father, William S. Wright, is a native of Indiana, where he was born August 14, 1836, and at present resides at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.  His father, the paternal grandfather of our subject, was born at Washington, Pennsylvania, February 8, 1805.  The wife of the latter, Margaret (Strawther) Wright, was a native of Rockingham county, Virginia.  The mother of our subject, Juliet M. (Troutman) Wright, descendant of an old American family, was born in Pennsylvania, December 2, 1839, dying January 24, 1872, at Mt.  Pleasant, Iowa.  The Wright family were quite prominent in the upbuilding of Iowa, an uncle of William S., Judge George G. Wright, having been judge of the supreme court and United States Senator.
     February 14, 1899, our subject was united in marriage, at Waterville, Douglas county, to Mildred France, daughter of Dow G. and Julia A. (Pramer) France.  The father, a native of New York, was born July 21, 1837, and served three years in the Civil War, in Company A, Tenth Wisconsin Volunteers, and the mother March 12, 1857.  The latter now resides with our subject.
     Until the age of twenty-two years Leroy Wright was reared in Iowa, where he was educated in the public schools and Howe's academy, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.  In 1892 he came to Washington and filed on a claim near Waterville, Douglas county, Washington.  This ranch he cultivated five years, devoting the same principally to wheat.  Subsequent to proving up on his claim he came to Wenatchee and engaged in the produce business, which he has engaged in ever since.  He owns a handsome two-story house one block from the business section of Wenatchee, one of the finest edifices in the place, and supplied with all modern improvements.  He, also, owns a young, ten-acre orchard near Wenatchee bridge.  Our subject has two full brothers, John, a merchant of Sheridan, Wyoming, and Harvey, residing at Priest River, Idaho.  He also has three half brothers, George G., Roscoe and Frank.  Mrs. Wright, the wife of our subject, has seven brothers living, Orpheus, William, Charles, Ellsworth, Jesse, Leroy and Clyde, and two sisters, Flora and Ella.  She has one child, May, aged two years.
     Mr. Wright is a member of the Woodmen of the World, Wenatchee.  His political affiliations are with the Republican party, but he is not an active partisan.  He is one of the progressive, public-spirited men of Chelan county, closely identified with the best interests of his community, and highly esteemed by all.