Who Were Wilbur and Orville?
1630 1859 1884 1889 1893 1895
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Samuel Wright
Rooted in America - The Wright's story in America began in 1630 when Samuel Wright immigrated to Massachusetts in the 1630's.
The Wright family story parallels many threads and movements in American history. The Wrights took part in the initial European settlement of North America, the fight for independence from Great Britain, and the expansion of the young United States on the western frontier.
Wilbur and Orville’s parents and grandparents were active in the major social reform movements of the 19th century: the abolition of slavery, temperance, and women’s rights.
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