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Otis and Ida Wright's Life Story

Otis Wright
February 24 – March 9, 1870
Otis was the fourth son of Milton and Susan Wright. Otis, twin brother of Ida Wright, died shortly after his birth in Dayton, Ohio, at the Wright home on Second Street. The city of Dayton’s “Record of Deaths” stated that Otis died of jaundice. He was buried with his sister in Dayton’s Greencastle Cemetery. His remains were removed and buried with the Wright family at Dayton's Woodland Cemetery.

Ida Wright
February 24 – March 14, 1870
Ida was the fifth child and first daughter born to Milton and Susan Wright at their home on Second Street in Dayton, Ohio. Twin sister to Otis, Ida survived him by five days, dying on March 14. Dayton’s “Record of Deaths” noted that Ida died of marasmus – malnutrition – and was buried with her brother at Dayton’s Greencastle Cemetery. Her remains were removed and buried with the Wright family at Dayton's Woodland Cemetery.

Did You Know?

Paul Laurence Dunbar House

The Dunbar House in Dayton, Ohio, was purchased by Paul for his mother in 1903. On July 23, 1936, the Dunbar House became the first state memorial to honor an African American.