David's Reformed Church Congregation

David's Reformed Church Congregation
Congregation of David's Reformed Church, Montgomery Co, Ohio, Circa, 1900

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - The Wright Brothers







For today's Tombstone Tuesday post, I have chosen the final resting place of Orville and Wilbur Wright. They are buried in the historic Woodland Cemetery in Dayton. Many of the Wright family members are also buried here. The Wright Family monument receives hundreds of visitors, with many leaving flowers or money on the stones; as you can see from these photos we took on our visit.
According to information listed on Ancestry.com, the Wright Brothers are my 7th cousins, 4 times removed, with our shared ancestor being James Sykes, my 10 great grandfather and their 6th great grandfather. I can't confirm or deny this information personally, because I haven't sourced the information myself, but I choose to believe it for the time being since I am so proud of the fact that were "hometown" Dayton boys! Their mark is seen all over this area, from the Wright Cycle Shop to Wright Patterson Air Force Base, to Wright State University.

Also created in their honor is the Wright Brothers Memorial in Fairborn, Ohio, which is a replica of the national monument built in Kittyhawk, NC and Carillon Historical Park houses a replica cycle shop and one of their original airplanes, and many other interesting items from the lives of these two great inventors.

6 comments:

  1. Lori, I am impressed, and will think of you as a close relative to the Wright brothers. I've been to Kitty Hawk many times, but never knew where they were buried, thanks for the information.

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  2. I've been to Woodland and visited the Wright Brothers tombstone. Beautiful cemetery. Several of my husband's family is also buried there. How wonderful to have such famous relations.

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  3. Interesting post... I'm wondering why people leave coins, I've never seen that before. Do you know what the significance of that is?

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  4. My Grandad used to tell me we were related to the wright brothers I dont know if It is true or not?

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  5. The Wright brothers are my forth cousins. I have not yet journaled the stories that my grandmother used to tell me about them. I would like to know more of my family members.

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    1. hi anonymous . my mother used to tell me we were third cousins of the wright bros but we cant verify anything except that her mothers mothers name was geraldins brewer wright

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