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Lorin Wright
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.  
 
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 Parents:
  Milton Wright (1828 - 1917)
  Susan Catherine Koerner Wright (1831 - 1888)
 
 Spouse:
  Ivonette Stokes Wright (1865 - 1940)*
 
 Children:
  Ivonette Wright Miller (1896 - 1995)*
  Horace Wright (1901 - 1988)*
 
 Siblings:
  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)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum
Dayton
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Lot 305, Sec. 122
 
Created by: Helen L. Smith Hoke
Record added: Aug 31, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6738910
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