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Daniel Baird Wesson
Birth: May 18, 1825
Worcester
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 4, 1906
Springfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA

Industrialist. He co-founded the Smith and Wesson firearms manufacturing company with his partner Horace Smith, in Springfield, Massachusetts. In the 1850s they invented the repeating action, self contained cartridge revolver. Today, the Smith and Wesson name and logo are one of the most widely recognized brands of firearms in the world today. Daniel Wesson endowed the former Wesson Memorial Hospital, also in Springfield, Massachusetts, and was a strong advocate of homeopathy. The White Cliffs Estate, a summer residence in Northborough, Massachusetts, still in existence today, was built for his wife Cynthia, upon her request. (bio by: Ron Groleau) 
 
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 Parents:
  Rufus Wesson (1786 - 1873)
  Betsey Baird Wesson (1786 - 1874)
 
 Spouse:
  Cynthia Maria Hawes Wesson (1825 - 1906)*
 
 Children:
  Walter Herbert Wesson (1850 - 1921)*
  Frank Luther Wesson (1852 - 1887)*
  Joseph Hawes Wesson (1859 - 1920)*
 
 Siblings:
  Cornelia Baird Wesson Harrington (1810 - 1903)*
  Edwin Wesson (1811 - 1849)*
  Rufus Wesson (1816 - 1880)*
  Charlotte Wesson (1819 - 1835)*
  Daniel Baird Wesson (1825 - 1906)
  Franklin Wesson (1828 - 1899)*
  Frances Ellen Wesson Boyden (1830 - 1909)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Springfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Section 6, Lot 843
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Groleau
Record added: Nov 11, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16602374
Daniel Baird Wesson
Added by: Ron Groleau
 
Daniel Baird Wesson
Added by: Ron Groleau
 
Daniel Baird Wesson
Added by: Ron Groleau
 
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