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Charles Edgar Duryea
Birth: Dec. 15, 1861
Death: Sep. 28, 1938

Inventor. He invented the spray carburetor in 1892, then invented along with his brother Frank the first practical gasoline-powered automobile, which first ran on its own in 1893. He later manufactured these autos in great quantities until 1914. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  George Washington Duryea (1835 - 1883)
  Louisa Melvina Turner Duryea (1841 - 1932)
 
 Spouse:
  Rachel Steer Duryea (1862 - 1942)*
 
 Children:
  Rhea Edna Duryea Johnson (1885 - 1971)*
  Grace L. Duryea (1892 - 1972)*
  Merle Junius Duryea (1895 - 1957)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Edgar Duryea (1861 - 1938)
  Minnie Blanche Duryea Gilfillan (1867 - 1959)*
  James Franklin Duryea (1869 - 1967)**
  Otho Cromwell Duryea (1880 - 1941)**
  Otho Cromwell Duryea (1880 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Ivy Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section G, Lot 183, Grave 1
 
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Record added: Dec 28, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 19194
Charles Edgar Duryea
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Charles Edgar Duryea
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Charles Edgar Duryea
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- R I P
 Added: Sep. 28, 2014
Happy Birthday..Thank you for your inventiveness. You have made so many things possible for us all.
- a sincere fan
 Added: Dec. 15, 2013
Happy Birthday..Thank you for your inventiveness. You have made so many things possible for us all.
- a sincere fan
 Added: Dec. 15, 2012
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