Brides of Yester-year
Triggs-Wright 1910
Irene Triggs and Frank Wright both came from well-known Libertyville families. Irene Belle Triggs was born on February 9, 1886 in Chicago. Sometime after she was born, the family moved to Libertyville and Irene lived the rest of her life here.
Triggs' Grocery Store (rear view)
Triggs' Grocery Store (rear view) Details
Irene's father J. Eli Triggs, owned the Triggs grocery and meat market in town, located at the corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Cook Street. The Triggs were a popular Libertyville family.
Lake County National Bank on left
Lake County National Bank on left Details
Frank Wright was born on December 15, 1885. His parents, George and May Wright were also prominent in town. Frank's father was the vice president of the Lake County National Bank, the first bank in town.

 

Frank started working as a cashier in his father's bank and retired, over 50 years later, as executive vice president from the same institution.
215 Elm Court
215 Elm Court Details
Irene and Frank were married at Irene's parents' home on what is now Elm Court on October 12, 1910. It was an intimate affair with only immediate family members present. The ceremony was performed by the pastor of the Presbyterian church. Irene's sister Blanche was her bridesmaid and Ross Taylor was best man for Frank. 
Mr. & Mrs. Frank J. Wright
Mr. & Mrs. Frank J. Wright Details
After the wedding Irene and Frank took a honeymoon out east, and they were settled in at home by November. They certainly made a handsome couple!
312 Elm Court
312 Elm Court Details
They lived in a charming bungalow which is still with us today, located at 319 Elm Court. Irene's father built it for her, possibly as a wedding gift.

 

Irene and Frank had one daughter, Phyllis. The Wrights were active members of the community. They were members of the First Presbyterian church. Irene, like other of our brides, was a member of the Libertyville Women's Club. She was also a member of the auxiliary of the Lakeside Cemetery Association.

 

Irene lived until the age of 71. Frank died nine years later at the age of 80, and was buried beside Irene in Lakeside Cemetery.
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