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Philemon Wright

Born: Sep 3, 1760

Death: Jun 3, 1839

Birthplace: Woburn

Nationality: Canada

Philemon Wright

Date of Birth : Sep 3, 1760
Date of Death : Jun 3, 1839
Birth Place : Woburn

Philemon Wright was a farmer and entrepreneur who founded Wrightstown, the first permanent settlement in the National Capital Region of Canada. Wrightstown later became incorporated in 1875 and renamed Hull, Quebec, and then in 2002, as a result of a municipal amalgamation, it acquired its present name of the City of Gatineau.


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