1898. (Photo courtesy of the Wright State University
Archives and Special Collections)
Wright Haskell (A.B. 1898; Oberlin College Trustee,
the younger sister of
Orville and Wilbur Wright. She was a schoolteacher
in Dayton, Ohio. Although she was not recognized as a
in her brothers’ work on the airplane, she did work “behind
the scenes” to ensure that they had both the
time and money to achieve their goal.
She married Henry J. Haskell (A.B. 1896), Associate
Editor of the Kansas City Star, in 1926. Katharine
Wright Haskell died of pneumonia
in Kansas City on 3 March 1929.