Elija McCoy  Elija McCoy was one of the great inventors.
Early childhood <ul><li>Elija J. McCoy was born on May 2nd 1844 in Colchester Ontario. </li></ul><ul><li>Elija McCoy had 1...
Family <ul><li>Elija McCoy was the son of former slaves who escaped from Kentucky using the Under Ground railroad.  </li><...
Marriage <ul><li>Marries Elizabeth Ann Stewart in 1868 who dies 4 years later. </li></ul><ul><li>Remarries next year to Ma...
Inventions <ul><li>Elija McCoy invented 57 different things. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of his inventions were the graphite lu...
Important facts <ul><li>He formed the Elija McCoy manufacturing company. </li></ul><ul><li>Moved to Detroit. </li></ul>
Barriers <ul><li>Could not get a mechanical engineer because white employers didn’t want to hire an African American in th...
Death <ul><li>Died in Detroit. </li></ul><ul><li>Dies of a disease called Dementia. </li></ul><ul><li>Buried in Detroit Me...
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Elija Mc Coy

  1. 1. Elija McCoy Elija McCoy was one of the great inventors.
  2. 2. Early childhood <ul><li>Elija J. McCoy was born on May 2nd 1844 in Colchester Ontario. </li></ul><ul><li>Elija McCoy had 11 brothers and sisters. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Family <ul><li>Elija McCoy was the son of former slaves who escaped from Kentucky using the Under Ground railroad. </li></ul><ul><li>His parents were Goerge and Mildred McCoy. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Marriage <ul><li>Marries Elizabeth Ann Stewart in 1868 who dies 4 years later. </li></ul><ul><li>Remarries next year to Mary Eleanor Delany. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Inventions <ul><li>Elija McCoy invented 57 different things. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of his inventions were the graphite lubricator, lawn sprinkler, ironing board, automatic lubricator/The Real McCoy, and a dust pan. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Important facts <ul><li>He formed the Elija McCoy manufacturing company. </li></ul><ul><li>Moved to Detroit. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Barriers <ul><li>Could not get a mechanical engineer because white employers didn’t want to hire an African American in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Had to take a job as a railroad worker. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Death <ul><li>Died in Detroit. </li></ul><ul><li>Dies of a disease called Dementia. </li></ul><ul><li>Buried in Detroit Memorial Park Cemetery in Warren Michigan. </li></ul>
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