Who Were Wilbur and Orville?
1630 1859 1884 1889 1893 1895
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The Wright brothers believed that growing up in Ohio gave them certain advantages in life.
Milton Wright’s appointment as editor of the United Brethren in Christ church newspaper in 1869 first brought him and his family to Dayton, the city his sons would make famous. After several years on the move because of church assignments, Milton Wright and his family returned to Dayton for good in 1884. The Wright brothers lived a happy and contented life in Dayton. They were proud to be from Ohio and believed that growing up there gave them certain advantages in life.
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“If I were giving a young man advice as to how he might succeed in life, I would say to him, pick out a good father and mother, and begin life in Ohio.”
--Wilbur Wright, 1910