Charles Edward Taylor


Charles Edward Taylor Famous memorial

Cerro Gordo, Piatt County, Illinois, USA
Death 30 Jan 1956 (aged 87)
San Fernando, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Portal of the Folded Wings, Lot 145
Memorial ID 6674 View Source

Aviation Pioneer. Born in Illinois, he was an auto mechanic when he began working at Wilbur and Orville Wright's bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, in 1901. As the brothers began spending more time flying a glider they had built, Taylor machined many of the parts for the Wrights' 1902 glider. When the Wrights' wanted a 12-horsepower gas engine to power their first biplane, Taylor used his own brand of precise technical excellence to machine the parts and built the engine. On December 17, 1903, Taylor's gas engine powered the Wright Flyer, which Orville piloted on the first controlled, powered, heavier-than-air human flight.

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  • Added: 16 Oct 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6674
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Edward Taylor (24 May 1868–30 Jan 1956), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6674, citing Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated.