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 Daniel Baird Wesson

Daniel Baird Wesson

Birth
Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 4 Aug 1906 (aged 81)
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Section 6, Lot 843
Memorial ID 16602374 · View Source
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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 .