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

Inventor. Born in Canton, Illinois, he was an engineer and a pioneer in the automobile industry. With his brother Frank, he produced and road tested America's first gasoline powered car on September 20, 1893, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He also innovated the first a friction transmission, spray carburetor and low tension ignition. In 1895, in Chicago, he entered his vehicle in America’s first auto race and won. After the race, demand grew for his cars and he formed the Duryea Motor Wagon Company in 1896. His company became the first ever commercially produced vehicles and also the largest automobile factory in the United States, until manufacturing ceased in 1917. Duryea died at age 76 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1973, he was posthumously inducted into the Automotive Hall Fame. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  George Washington Duryea (1835 - 1883)
  Louisa Melvina Turner Duryea (1841 - 1932)
  Rachel Steer Duryea (1862 - 1942)*
  Rhea Edna Duryea Johnson (1885 - 1971)*
  Grace L. Duryea (1892 - 1972)*
  Merle Junius Duryea (1895 - 1957)*
  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)*
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Ivy Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section G, Lot 183, Grave 1
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Dec 28, 2000
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