Arthur Welsh: The First American Jewish Aviator

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Letter by Anna Welsh to Orville Wright

Letter written by Welsh's widow to Orville Wright.
Image courtesy of Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers, Library of Congress

Welsh was survived by his wife Anna and two-year-old daughter Aline. Anna sent this letter to Orville Wright on June 22, 1912, thanking him for his condolences and attendance at the funeral.

Anna and Aline Welsh continued living at the Harmel family home in southwest Washington until Anna's death in 1925. Aline moved to England at the start of World War II and later became a British citizen.