|REV. CYRUS AMES WRIGHT.|
Rev. Cyrus Ames Wright, until January 1, 1918, pastor of
the Methodist Episcopal church of Laramie, is a man of broad
learning, recognized as one of the leading representatives of the
Methodist ministry in Wyoming. He now has charge of Christ church of
Denver, Colorado. He was born in Colburn, Canada, March 25, 1872, a
son of George C. and Anna Elizabeth (Goldsmith) Wright, both of whom
were natives of Canada. The father was a well known farmer in the
western section of that country, living for some time at Boisevelin.
Manitoba, where he conducted a large ranch. He died in June, 1917,
having for many years survived his wife, who passed away in December,
1895. They had a family of six childre : Maitland, who is living at
Gary, Indiana; Webster G., also of Gary; James D., a resident of
Seattle; Mrs. Hattie C. Reid, of Seattle; and Mrs. George M. Cole, of
Of this family Rev. Cyrus A. Wright was the fourth in order of birth. In his boyhood he attended the public schools of Canada and in 1893 crossed the border into the United States, establishing his home in Illinois. He afterward attended the Wesleyan University at Garrett, Indiana, and also the Northwestern University of Evanston, Illinois, being graduated from the latter institution with the class of 1899. He then entered the Garrett Biblical Institute, in which he completed his course by graduation with the class of 1901. He received his Master of Arts degree from the Northwestern University of Chicago and entered upon his work in the ministry in connection with the Rothwell circuit in Manitoba. He also spent some time as a student missionary in the south following his graduation and later he became minister of a church at Bardolph, Illinois. His second charge was at Altona, Illinois, and in 1907 he came to Wyoming, accepting the pastorate of the Methodist church at Encampment, where he remained for two years. He afterward spent four years at Lander, Wyoming, and then had charge at Laramie, remaining there two years. On January 15, 19181 he took charge of the pastorate of Christ church at Denver, Colorado.
On the 17th of September, 1901, Rev. Mr. Wright was married to Miss Anna Lyman Catlin, of Waterloo, Iowa, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Catlin. Her father was also a Methodist Episcopal minister and has now passed away. Mrs. Wright is a graduate of Northwestern University of the class of 1901 and for some time was a well known, capable and popular school teacher in the city schools of Waterloo, Iowa. She belongs to the A. C. A. of Laramie, to the Woman’s Club and other leading organizations.
Rev. Cyrus A. Wright is a Master Mason. In questions of the day he takes a deep and intelligent interest and cooperates in many well defined plans and measures for the general good. He was chairman of the exemption board for the United States government, having had jurisdiction in this matter over Albany county. His opinions carry great influence in public affairs. His Laramie congregation was large and appreciative and he was one of the most popular ministers of this city, his change to Denver being greatly regretted by many. He has never lost the common touch. In a word, he is a man of deep human sympathy, of tact, and of ready understanding, recognizing the salient characteristics of the individual wham he meets, so that he is capable in large measure of directing others’ thought and action. He makes strong appeal to the best in his fellowmen and in his labors he has never been denied the full harvest nor the aftermath.