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Howard Theophilus Wright

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Howard Theophilus Wright (1867-1944) of London was a maker of aeroplanes before WWI - See Howard T. Wright

Early Aviator in the Royal Flying Corps

1867 Born in Dudley the son of Joseph Wright, a Mechanical Engineer, and his wife Grace Elizabeth Tinsley.

1881 Living at 45 Islington Row, Edgbaston: Joseph Wright (age 54 born Dudley), Mechanical Engineer. With his wife Grace E. Wright (age 37 born Sedgley) and their four children; Maude S. Wright (age 16 born Dudley); Howard T. Wright (age 14 born Dudley); Walter S. Wright (age 9 born Sedgley); and Warwick J. Wright (age 5 born Sedgley). One visitor. Two servants.[1]

1889 Graduate member of I Mech E

Became manager of his father's business, the Patent Heater Condenser Co

1893 Became a partner in the business and sole partner on his father's death.

1895 Transferred to Member of I Mech E[2]

1901 Living at 125 Louisville Road, Streatham: Grace S. Wright (age 56 born Sedgley, Staff.), Widow. With her two sons Howard T. Wright (age 33 born Dudley), Mechanical Engineer, and Warwick J. Wright (age 24 born Birmingham), mechanical Engineer. One servant.[3]

1908 Details of his aeroplane being constructed.[4]

Howard Wright produced his own aircraft in 1908-9, but then worked as a designer for the Coventry Ordnance Works, and later J. S. White

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. Mech Engineer records
  3. 1901 Census
  4. The Autocar 1908/10/31