Elijah J. McCoy (May 2, 1844 - October 10, 1929) was an African American inventor who is best known for inventing lubrication devices to make trains run better.
Elijah J. McCoy
May 2, 1844
|Died||October 10, 1929 (aged 86)|
|Resting place||Detroit Memorial Park East in Warren, Michigan, U.S.|
|Occupation||Engineer, inventor, initially employed as a railroad fireman and oiler|
|Known for||Inventions, particularly his Mechanical Lubricator|
|Spouse(s)||Ann Elizabeth Stewart; Mary Eleanor Delaney|
He was born in Colchester, Ontario and died in Detroit, Michigan. He was born May 2, 1844. He was an engineer and inventor, initially employed as a railroad fireman and oiler and fudger.