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William P. Bettendorf
Birth: Jul. 1, 1857
Death: Jun. 3, 1910

Inventor, Businessman. As president and co-founder of Bettendorf Axle Company, he invented the Bettendorf Truck, which revolutionized the railroad industry. Before that time, railroad trucks had been made from many smaller pieces. The Bettendorf Truck was cast from one piece of steel. The city of Bettendorf, Iowa is named for him and his brother, Joseph. (bio by: Dustin Oliver) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Mary Wortman Bettendorf (1858 - 1901)*
  Elizabeth H Bruhn Bettendorf (1857 - 1922)*
 
 Children:
  May E Bettendorf Kulp (1879 - 1955)*
  Henry Bettendorf (1890 - 1893)*
  Heneritta G Bettendorf (1890 - 1894)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakdale Memorial Gardens
Davenport
Scott County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Dustin Oliver
Record added: Jul 02, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7647810
William P. Bettendorf
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William P. Bettendorf
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William P. Bettendorf
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