Orville Wright (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948)

In honor of what would be Orville’s 146th birthday, here are some facts about the younger Wright Brother:

  • Orville was a snazzy dresser – Orville wore well-tailored suits, wingtips, and “snappy argyle socks.”
  • Orville loved playing the mandolin. In fact, he played it so often that it drove his sister Katherine to say, “He sits around and picks that thing until I can hardly stay in the house the point of madness.”
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Prominent Local Figures: The Wright Brothers

Who doesn’t know the Wright Brothers? Anyone that has taken a plane, or knows someone that did, has been affected by the Wright Brothers. Born in the mid 1800’s, Orville and Wilbur Wright grew up in Dayton Ohio, in a family of 7 children.

Aug. 19, 1871 – Jan. 30, 1948                      

April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912

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