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Lorin Wright

Birthplace: Hartsville, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States
Death: Died in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA
Place of Burial: Woodland Cemetery,Dayton,Ohio
Immediate Family:

Son of Milton "Bishop" Wright, Jr and Susan Catherine Wright
Husband of Ivonette Wright
Father of Milton WRIGHT; Ivonette Miller; Leontine Jameson and Horace A WRIGHT
Brother of Reuchlin Wright; Wilbur Wright; Otis Wright; Orville Loren Wright; Ida Wright and 1 other

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About Lorin Wright

The Wright brothers were two of seven children born to Milton Wright (1828–1917) and Susan Catherine Koerner (1831–1889). Wilbur Wright was born near Millville, Indiana in 1867; Orville in Dayton, Ohio in 1871. The brothers never married. The other Wright siblings were named Reuchlin (1861–1920), Lorin (1862–1939), Katharine (1874–1929), and twins Otis and Ida (born 1870, died in infancy).

Birth: Nov. 18, 1862 Millville Henry County Indiana, USA Death: Dec. 1, 1939 Dayton Montgomery County Ohio, USA

Lorin, second son of Milton and Susan C. Wright, was buried in Woodland Cemetery on December 4, 1939, at age 77. The undertaker was Whitmer. He spent time on the Kansas frontier, then attended Hartville College, IN in 1882. He worked as a bookkeeper for a carpet store in Dayton, OH. He married Ivonette Stokes in 1892 and had 4 children, Milton, Ivonette, Leontine, and Horace. In 1893, he worked for Wilbur and Orville in their print shop, and in 1900 helped Katharine manage the Wright Cycle company while their brothers were in Kitty Hawk. He also started a "street sprinkling" business to help make some extra money. Before 1900, there were less than 12 miles of paved streets in Dayton and street sprinkling was necessary to keep the dust down in dry weather. He visited Wilbur and Orville at Kitty Hawk in 1902, notified the press in 1903 after their first powered flights, and loaned them his barn to build the machine that eventually became the first United States military aircraft. In 1911, he helped test the first airplane autopilot and in 1915, he spied on Glenn Curtiss to gather information for the Wright patent suit against the rival airplane manufacturer. After Orville sold the Wright Company, Lorin bought an interest in Miami Wood Specialties, the company manufactured a toy that Orville designed. He also was a City Commissioner in Dayton.

Family links:

 Milton Wright (1828 - 1917)
 Susan Catherine Koerner Wright (1831 - 1888)

 Ivonette Stokes Wright (1865 - 1940)*

 Reuchlin Wright (1861 - 1920)*
 Lorin Wright (1862 - 1939)
 Wilbur Wright (1867 - 1912)*
 Otis Wright (1870 - 1870)*
 Ida Wright (1870 - 1870)*
 Orville Wright (1871 - 1948)*
 Katharine Wright Haskell (1874 - 1929)*
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Burial: Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum Dayton Montgomery County Ohio, USA Plot: Lot 305, Sec. 122

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Lorin Wright's Timeline

November 18, 1862
Hartsville, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States
Age 17
Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States
November 8, 1892
Age 29
Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA
April 6, 1896
Age 33
Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA
September 17, 1898
Age 35
Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA
July 11, 1901
Age 38
Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA
Age 57
Dayton Ward 4, Montgomery, Ohio
Age 67
Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio
December 1, 1939
Age 77
Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA