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Orville Wright

Orville Wright

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  • Name Orville Wright 
    Born 19 Aug 1871  Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Jan 1948  Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 5 Feb 1948  Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I95874  mytree
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2017 

    Father Bishop Milton Wright,   b. 17 Nov 1828, Rushville, Rush, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1917, Oakwood, Montgomery, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Susan Catherine Koerner,   b. 30 Apr 1831, Hillsboro, Loudoun, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1889, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1859  Union, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F29917  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Aug 1871 - Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jan 1948 - Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Feb 1948 - Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Wright, Orville b1871 - Portrait
    Wright, Orville b1871 - Portrait

  • Notes 
    • Born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1871, Orville Wright and his elder brother, Wilbur Wright, were the inventors of the world's first successful airplane. The brothers successfully conducted the first free, controlled flight of a power-driven airplane on December 17, 1903. They subsequently became successful businessmen, filling contracts for airplanes in both Europe and the United States. Today, the Wright brothers are considered the "fathers of modern aviation." Orville is also known for developing technology for the U.S. Army. He died in Dayton on January 30, 1948.