John Wright is incarcerated on Earth for accidentally killing his wife, Ada Lovelace Dufae (Wright). They had a son, Orville John Wright, who goes by Oilcan and lives in Pittsburg. Before his incarceration, the Wright family lived in Boston, Massachusetts. He is described as an alcoholic with a foul temper. Due to his prison record, he will not be eligible for immigration to Pittsburg once he is released.