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

     FRANCIS M. WRIGHT came to his present place in 1888.  His farm lies about one mile west from Twisp and is improved in good shape.  He is a man of industry and uprightness and has labored here steadily since settling with display of characteristics that obtain in the stanch American pioneer and citizen.
     Francis M. Wright was born in Warren county, Mississippi, twelve miles below Vicksburg, on May 19, 1842, the son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Cunningham) Wright, natives of West Virginia.  The father was a blacksmith and pioneer to Mississippi.  In 1888 he removed his family to Hannibal, Missouri, and in 1853 made the great journey to the Sacramento valley, in California.  Our subject remained there, securing his education from the schools of the vicinity, until 1875.  After school days he was engaged in farming until the date mentioned, when he sought the southern part of Nevada and there continued the basic art of farming for five years.  After that he came to Kittitas county, Washington, and in that section did farming and stock raising until 1888, the year in which settlement was made on his present place.  He secured it through squatter's right and in 1896 filed on the place as a homestead.  He has a sixteen acre meadow and four acres in orchard.  The balance of the farm is devoted to grazing and general farming.
     Mr. Wright has his two children with him on the farm, their names being Frank M. and Maggie E. Politically he has always been a Republican and among other offices has held that of county commissioner.  In this capacity he rendered valuable service and was well pleasing to his constituency.