Wight, William Ward PapersMay 24, 2016
Title: Wight, William Ward Papers
Reference Code: Mss-2095
Inclusive Dates: 1874-ca. 1927
Quantity: 000.23 cu. ft. and 17 items
Location: Sm Mss (000.03 cu. ft.)
OS SM “W” (15 items)
OS XXL (2 items)
MV, Left of Sh. 058-063 (000.2 cu. ft.)
Abstract: William Ward Wight (1849-1931) was a respected lawyer in Milwaukee for more than 50 years. He was born in Rensselaer County, New York, in 1849. He obtained his law degree from the Albany Law School in 1872 and moved to Milwaukee three years later, where he established a successful practice. He passed away in January 1931.
Scope and Content: The collection includes certificates of appointments as a notary public from the State of Wisconsin and Wight family trees, tracing the family’s ancestry to Carolingian and Saxon lines of royalty.
Access and Use: No restrictions
Notes: The family trees were donated by Immanuel Presbyterian Church, November 2013.