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Milton "Bishop" Wright, Jr

Birthplace: Rushville, Rush, IN
Death: Died in Hamilton, Ohio, USA
Place of Burial: Dayton, Montgomery co, Ohio, Woodland cemetery
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Wright, Jr. and Catherine Wright
Husband of Susan Catherine Wright
Father of Reuchlin Wright; Lorin Wright; Wilbur Wright; Otis Wright; Orville Loren Wright and 2 others
Brother of Samuel Smith Wright; Harvey Wright; George Wright; Sarah Wright; William Wright and 1 other

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About Milton "Bishop" Wright, Jr

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. 17, 1828 Rushville Rush County Indiana, USA Death: Apr. 3, 1917 Oakwood Cuyahoga County Ohio, USA

Bishop in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. Father of aviation pioneers, Wilbur and Orville Wright.

Published April 5, 1917 - New Castle Daily Courier, New Castle, IN

MILTON WRIGHT DEAD Father Of Aeroplane Inventors Found Dead By Daughter. FORMER LOCAL MINISTER

Rev. Milton Wright, age 88 years, wellknown as the father of Wilbur and Orville Wright, the inventors of the aeroplane, died at the home of his son, Orville Wright, in Oakwood, near Dayton, Ohio, Tuesday after a few days serious illness. His death was very sudden, and he was alone at the end, being found dead in bed afterward by his daughter, Miss Katherine Wright.

Milton Wright was born in Rush county, Ind., and is well remembered by the older residents of this county, having lived in the county for about fifteen years. It was in Henry county, near Millville, in Liberty township that his eldest son, Wilbur Wright, now dead, was born.

While in this county, Mr. Wright was a minister in the United Brethren church. He was bishop in the U. B. church for a total of thirty-two years. On leaving here, he went to Dayton, the headquarters of the U. B. church, where he has lived since. His wife died in 1889.

When visiting here, during the more recent years, he always stayed with Jacob Byer and family. Mr. Byer was one of the pillars of the U. B. church here when Mr. Wright was minister.

Family links:

 Dan Wright (1790 - 1861)
 Catharine Reeder Wright (1800 - 1866)

 Susan Catherine Koerner Wright (1831 - 1888)

 Reuchlin Wright (1861 - 1920)*
 Lorin Wright (1862 - 1939)*
 Wilbur Wright (1867 - 1912)*
 Ida Wright (1870 - 1870)*
 Otis Wright (1870 - 1870)*
 Orville Wright (1871 - 1948)*
 Katharine Wright Haskell (1874 - 1929)*

 Samuel Smith Wright (____ - 1842)*
 Milton Wright (1828 - 1917)
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Burial: Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum Dayton Montgomery County Ohio, USA

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Milton "Bishop" Wright, Jr's Timeline

November 17, 1828
Rushville, Rush, IN
March 17, 1861
Age 32
Hartsville, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States
November 18, 1862
Age 34
Hartsville, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States
April 16, 1867
Age 38
New Castle, Henry, Indiana, USA
February 22, 1870
Age 41
Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States
February 22, 1870
Age 41
Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States
August 19, 1871
Age 42
Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA
August 19, 1874
Age 45
Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States
April 3, 1917
Age 88
Hamilton, Ohio, USA