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Henry Deringer, Jr
Birth: Oct. 26, 1786
Death: 1868

Weapons Maker. He worked in his father's gunshop as a young man, eventually running it himself. In the 1820s, he worked to develop a cheap, compact pistol that could be easily concealed. His efforts produced one of the most famous American guns - the derringer. The short-barrel, large caliber weapon he developed became instantly popular, and was one of the most successful, and most recognizable, guns made in the 19th Century. John Wilkes Booth used a derringer to assassinate Abraham Lincoln at the end of the Civil War. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Hollowbush Deringer (1796 - 1867)*
 
 Children:
  Theophilus T. Deringer (1811 - 1874)*
  Bronaugh McClain Deringer (1819 - 1868)*
  Calhoun Mason Deringer (1824 - 1907)*
  Eliza Deringer Clark (1831 - 1907)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Shrubbery Section, Lots 10-14
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Apr 19, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 21784
Henry Deringer, Jr
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Henry Deringer, Jr
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Henry Deringer, Jr
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
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