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George Herman Babcock
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Birth: Jun. 17, 1832
Unadilla Forks
Otsego County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 16, 1893
Union County
New Jersey, USA

George H. Babcock along with Stephen Wilcox invented an improved water tube steamboiler, which provided a safer and more efficient production of steam for a steam engine.

Babcock was part of a family of inventors and mechanics. In 1860, after moving to Brooklyn, he attended evening classes at Cooper Institute. During the American Civil War, he worked for the Mystic (Connecticut) Iron Works building ships for the U.S. government. He became the chief draftsman at the Hope Iron Works in Providence, R.I., where he joined Stephen Wilcox in improving boiler designs. The two men received their patent in 1867 and formed a partnership that same year. In 1881, the company was incorporated with Babcock as president and Wilcox as vice president. Since then, Babcock & Wilcox has become a world leader in the power generation industry and is a major operating unit of McDermott International, a worldwide energy services company.

Family links: 
  Asher Miner Babcock (1798 - 1890)
  Mary Eleanor Stillman Babcock (1806 - 1846)
  Harriet Mandane Clarke Babcock (1834 - 1881)*
  Eliza Lua Clarke Babcock (1844 - 1891)*
  Eugenia Louisa Lewis Babcock (1847 - 1910)*
  George Lauson Babcock (1885 - 1942)*
  Edgar Henry Babcock (1830 - 1850)*
  George Herman Babcock (1832 - 1893)
  Frances Gertrude Babcock (1835 - 1844)*
  Herbert A. Babcock (1848 - 1921)**
*Calculated relationship
River Bend Cemetery
Washington County
Rhode Island, USA
Created by: R.C.
Record added: Mar 03, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106097391
George Herman Babcock
Added by: Jon Saunders
George Herman Babcock
Added by: R.C.
George Herman Babcock
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- Jon Saunders
 Added: Apr. 29, 2013
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- R.C.
 Added: Mar. 4, 2013

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