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William Ramsay
Birth: Jun. 6, 1868
Death: Sep. 4, 1914

Inventor, Manufacturer. In 1906 this native Australian invented Kiwi Boot Polish. "Kiwi", the national bird of New Zealand was chosen as the brand name to honor his New Zealander wife, Ann Elizabeth Meek Ramsay. He began his business by loading his horsedrawn wagon with his polish and selling it door to door to farmers throughout the area. During World War I his polish became popular with both British and American soldiers. The demand they created has today made Kiwi the world's best-selling shoe polish.  (bio by: Bigwoo) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Ramsay (1841 - 1924)
  Margaret Thomson Ramsay (____ - 1896)
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Meek Ramsay (____ - 1919)*
  Jessie T. Ramsay (____ - 1910)*
  Ellen Donaldson Ramsay (____ - 1943)*
  William Ramsay (1868 - 1914)
  John Ramsay (1872 - 1944)*
  Hugh Ramsay (1877 - 1906)*
  Harry Doughty Ramsay (1881 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Melbourne General Cemetery
Carlton
Melbourne City
Victoria, Australia
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bigwoo
Record added: Jun 23, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11223742
William Ramsay
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