(1831 - 1889)
The Mother of Invention
Unlike Milton, Susan had considerable mechanical aptitude. As a girl she spent many hours with her father in his carriage shop on the family farm learning how to use tools. Once she had her own family and household, she designed and built simple appliances for herself and made toys for her children. As boys, Wilbur and Orville would consult their mother whenever they needed mechanical assistance or advice.
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