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 Cyrus Hall McCormick

Cyrus Hall McCormick

Birth
Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA
Death 13 May 1884 (aged 75)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 694 · View Source
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Inventor. Born Rockbridge County, Virginia, he was an industrialist and inventor of the first commercially successful reaper, a horse-drawn machine to harvest wheat. After a few additional modifications, he patented the invention in 1834. During the 1840s Cyrus and his family manufactured harvesting machines and sold reapers out the blacksmith shop at Walnut Grove. In 1847, he moved to Chicago and formed what became known as the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company. By the early 1880s, the company had expanded into markets as far away as Russia and New Zealand. After his death, his son Cyrus Jr., became president of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company which was the leading agricultural equipment manufacturer from the 1880s to 1890s.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 694
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cyrus Hall McCormick (15 Feb 1809–13 May 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 694, citing Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .