Thursday, June 13, 2024

Randy's Cousins -- 8th Cousins 2x Removed Wilbur and Orville Wright, the Famous Aviation Pioneers

This week's famous cousins are my 8th cousins 2x removed Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) and Orville Wright (1871-1948), the famous aviation pioneers.

Here is Orville's Family Search Family Tree short biography:

When Orville Wright was born on 19 August 1871, in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, his father, Milton Wright, was 42 and his mother, Susan Catherine Koerner, was 40. He lived in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Van Buren Township, Montgomery, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 January 1948, in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States. 

The Wikipedia profile for the Wright Brothers is here. Wright Brothers is here.  

The Wright brothers, Orville Wright (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and  Wilbur Wright (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), were American aviation pioneers generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful   airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of an engine-powered, heavier-than-air aircraft with the Wright Flyer on December 17, 1903, four miles (6 km) south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, at what is now known as Kill Devil Hills. In 1904 the Wright brothers developed the Wright Flyer II, which made longer-duration flights including the first circle, followed in 1905 by the first truly practical fixed-wing aircraft, the Wright Flyer III

Here is the Relative Finder chart showing my relationship to Orville Wright (Wilbur's is identical): 

My most recent common ancestors with 8th cousin 2x removed cousins Orville and Wilbur Wright are my 11th great-grandparents Edmund Freeman (1596-1682) and Bennett Hodsoll (1596-1932).

Are you related to the Wright Brothers?  Check out Orville's profile on the FamilySearch Family Tree and click the "View Relationship" link at the top of the page.  Note that you have to have your profile connected to the FamilySearch Family Tree in order for this to work.

This shows that you never know to whom you might be related!!!  I'm having lots of Genealogy Fun.  Click here to see all of my famous cousins.


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1 comment:

Marian B. Wood said...

Wow! BTW, I really enjoyed the David McCollough book about the Wright Bros.