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 Daniel Baird Wesson

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Daniel Baird Wesson

  • Birth 18 May 1825 Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 4 Aug 1906 Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Plot Section 6, Lot 843
  • Memorial ID 16602374

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.

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  • Originally Created by: Ron Groleau
  • Added: 11 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16602374
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Baird Wesson (18 May 1825–4 Aug 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16602374, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .