The Lyons Family

The Wrigley Family
20 November 2007, 8:48 pm
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JOHN WRIGLEY was a manufacturer of cotton goods at Gigg, Eng­land. His eldest son engaged in a similar business at Glossop, England. Another branch of the family owned one of the country’s largest paper mills
located at Heapbridge, near Bury, England. John was married but the name of his wife is unknown. The youngest child of John and his wife was Edmund Wrigley.

EDMUND WRIGLEY was born in England in 1797. When a boy, he learned the trade of a weaver. At the age of 22, he married Ann Howarth, the daughter of Samuel and Ann Collins Howarth. Her father’s family were farmers and her mother’s manufacturers. She was born on the farm on which the village of Hooleybridge was later built.

Edmund and Ann Wrigley moved to Bransford, England, where he be­came salesman and later financial agent for the Deardon Collieries. They lived in Bransford for 20 years. Edmund and Ann then decided to move to America. He went to Stark County, Illinois, to establish a home, his wife remaining in England. Learning of his wife’s illness, he returned at once to his native land. Soon thereafter (1857) Ann died, in her 60th year of age. The following spring Edmund returned to Stark County, Illinois, with his children and his second wife, Elizabeth (surname unknown), whom he mar­ried just prior to sailing. He purchased a farm in Penn Township. Edmund died in 1872. Edmund and Ann Wrigley had nine children:

  1. Mary Wrigley
  2. ANNIE WRIGLEY, born at Heywood, England, October 26, 1819. She married Thomas Heywood. (See Heywood family for children of Thomas and Annie Heywood.)
  3. Charlotte Wrigley
  4. Samuel Wrigley
  5. Elizabeth Wrigley
  6. John Wrigley, II
  7. Sarah Wrigley
  8. Jane Wrigley
  9. Alice Wrigley

The Wrigley family thus merged with the Heywood family.