April 7, 1947 – The death of Henry Ford

Henry Ford’s career, and his life, came to an end on this day in 1947 when he passed away at his estate in Dearborn, Michigan, of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 83. Henry’s professional life started as an engineer for the Edison Illuminating Company, where he began work in 1891. After a promotion in 1893 he found himself with enough time and money to begin experimenting with automobiles and gas engines. In 1896 his work led to the development of the quadricycle, which he test drove for the first time that year on June 4. After founding Ford Motor Company in 1903 Henry continued to experience great success with the development of automobiles, the automobile manufacturing process and his pursuits to better the workplace. 1908 Ford Model T Henry Ford in c1919

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