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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 McCoy
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Born
Elijah J. McCoy

May 2, 1844
DiedOctober 10, 1929 (aged 86)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Resting placeDetroit Memorial Park East in Warren, Michigan, U.S.
NationalityCanadian
EducationMechanical Engineering
OccupationEngineer, inventor, initially employed as a railroad fireman and oiler
EmployerMine Coaling
Known forInventions, 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.Engineer, inventor, initially employed as a railroad fireman and oiler and fudger. Often had sex.

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  1. "Elijah McCoy Picture". Argot Language Center.