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Ross Winans
Birth: Oct. 17, 1796
Sussex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 1877
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA

Inventor. He became one of America's first multi-millionaires through his inventions in railroading technology and development. Winans developed the Camel Locamotive and assisted his son Thomas in the construction of the cigar boat. He also claimed to have invented the coned wheel, the eight-wheeled car and leading truck as well as the chilled cast-iron wheel. His claims to these inventions, and his insistance that they were stolen and used by rivals, brought about the "Twenty Years War Against the Railroad Companies" in which Winans and his lawyers sued many railroad firms in hopes to reclaim patent rights and royalties. He retired soon after this long legal campaign. At the time of his death Winans' estate was worth over twenty million dollars.  (bio by: Izzebella) 
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  Elizabeth K. West Winans (1807 - 1889)*
  Thomas DeKay Winans (1820 - 1878)*
  Julia Winans Whistler (1825 - 1875)*
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Green Mount Cemetery
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
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Originally Created by: Izzebella
Record added: Jul 22, 2006
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