Person:Reuchlin Wright (1)

Reuchlin Wright
m. 24 Nov 1859
  1. Reuchlin Wright1861 - 1920
  2. Lorin Wright1862 - 1939
  3. Wilbur Wright1867 - 1912
  4. Ida Wright1870 - 1870
  5. Otis Wright1870 - 1870
  6. Orville Wright1871 - 1948
  7. Katharine Wright1874 - 1929
m. 27 Apr 1886
  1. Catherine Louise WRIGHT1887 - 1891
  2. Helen Margaret WRIGHT1889 - 1972
  3. Herbert WRIGHT1893 - 1960
  4. Bertha Ellwyn WRIGHT1896 - 1977
Facts and Events
Name Reuchlin Wright
Gender Male
Birth[1] 17 Mar 1861 Grant, Indiana, United States
Marriage 27 Apr 1886 Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United Statesmarried by Lewis Davis, Minister of the Gospel
to Lulu Builheimer
Death? 23 My 1920 Schuyler, Illinois, United States
Burial[2] Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United StatesForest Hill Cemetery

Dayton Daily Journal 24 May 1920 page 1, column 4

Dies In West [photograph of Reuchlin Wright] REUCHLIN WRIGHT.

HEAD OF WRIGHT FAMILY DIES AT HIS KANSAS HOME

Reuchlin, Aged 59, Had Resided in West for Many Years.

Reuchlin Wright, 59, oldest brother of Orville Wright, died

yesterday morning at his home in Kansas City. His wife and

three children survive. He had lived in the west for 31

years.

Mr. Wright's death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy.

Information of a previous stroke which he suffered one

week ago today summoned his younger brother, Lorin

Wright, to Kansas City, where he and his wife now are.

Orville Wright is ill with sciatica at his home in Oakwood, so

neither he nor his sister, Miss Katherine Wright, will be able

to go west. Burial probably will be in Kansas City.

Reuchlin Wright was born March 17, 1861, and was the

oldest child of Bishop and Mrs. Milton Wright. Lorin, Orvile,

and Miss Katherine Wright are his surviving brothers and

sisters.

His wife, a Miss Billheimer, was the daughter of a U. B.

minister who formerly was stationed in Dayton. The

children all are married.

After leaving Dayton, Reuchlin Wright operated a farm in

Kansas, but had lived in Kansas City for several years.

For more information on the Wright family contact the Dayton Metro Library - history@daytonmetrolibrary.org

References
  1. Die Bruder Wright.

    http://www.daytonhistorybooks.citymax.com/page/page/1954336.htm
    excerpt:
    Reuchlin Wright, born in Grant County, Indiana, March 17, 1861.
    Lorin Wright, born in Fayette County, Indiana, November 18, 1862.
    (These two older brothers are still living, are married, and have lovely children—Reuchlin three, Lorin four, Reuchlin's oldest married).

  2. Reuchlin Wright, in Find A Grave.

    Birth: Mar. 17, 1861
    Millville (Henry County)
    Henry County
    Indiana, USA
    Death: May 23, 1920
    Kansas City
    Jackson County
    Missouri, USA

    Reuchlin, first son of Milton and Susan C. Wright, brother to Wilbur and Orville Wright, spent a year at Western College near Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1879, then briefly taught elementary school . He spent another year at Hartville College, IN with his brother, Lorin and took a job as a clerk in a lumberyard in Dayton, OH. He married Lulu Billheimer in 1886 and had a daughter, Catherine Louise, a year later. Reuch (pronounced Roosh) had a difficult time earning a living in Dayton, and moved to Kansas City in 1889 where he found work as a bookkeeper with another lumber company. That job proved a dead end, and he took another with a railroad. In 1901, he moved to a farm near Tonganoxie, Kansas, where he raised cattle and seed corn. His daughter, Catherine died soon after moving west, but Reuch and Lullu had three more children, Helen Margaret, Herbert, and Bertha Ellwyn.

    Family links:
    Parents:
    Milton Wright (1828 - 1917)
    Susan Catherine Koerner Wright (1831 - 1888)

    Spouse:
    Lulu B. Billheimer Wright (1865 - 1951)*

    Children:
    Katharine Louis Wright (1887 - 1891)*

    *Calculated relationship


    Burial:
    Forest Hill Cemetery
    Kansas City
    Jackson County
    Missouri, USA

    Created by: Helen L. Smith Hoke
    Record added: Aug 31, 2002
    Find A Grave Memorial# 6738988

  3.   United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T623).

    NAME: Herbert Wright
    AGE: 7
    BIRTH DATE: Feb 1893
    BIRTHPLACE: Missouri
    HOME IN 1900: Kansas City Ward 12, Jackson, Missouri
    RACE: White
    GENDER: Male
    RELATION TO HEAD OF HOUSE: Son
    MARITAL STATUS: Single
    FATHER'S NAME: Reuc* Wright
    FATHER'S BIRTHPLACE: Indiana
    MOTHER'S NAME: Lulu B Wright
    MOTHER'S BIRTHPLACE: Ohio
    OCCUPATION: View on Image
    NEIGHBORS: View others on page
    HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS:
    NAME AGE
    Reuc* Wright 39
    Lulu B Wright 35
    Hellen M Wright 10
    Herbert Wright 7
    Bertha E Wright 3

  4.   United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T624).

    NAME: Herbert Wright
    AGE IN 1910: 17
    BIRTH YEAR: abt 1893
    BIRTHPLACE: Missouri
    HOME IN 1910: Stranger, Leavenworth, Kansas
    RACE: White
    GENDER: Male
    RELATION TO HEAD OF HOUSE: Son
    MARITAL STATUS: Single
    FATHER'S NAME: Renchlin Wright
    FATHER'S BIRTHPLACE: Indiana
    MOTHER'S NAME: Lulu Wright
    MOTHER'S BIRTHPLACE: Ohio
    NEIGHBORS: View others on page
    HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS:
    NAME AGE
    Renchlin Wright 49
    Lulu Wright 45
    Herbert Wright 17
    Bertha Wright 13