In 1882 Henry got a job at the Detroit Illuminating
Company. He would actually be working for Thomas Edison! In 1883
Henry got promoted to chief engineer. In 1885 Henry met a woman named
Clara Bryant they iimmediately fell in love and got married in 1888. On
June 4, 1896 Henry his own selfpropelled vehicle called the Quadricycle.
In 1903 after two failed attempts The Ford Motor Company was incorparated.
The Model T , made in 1908, was a very successful car. He ran for U.S.
Senate in 1918, but was very unsuccessful.
Henry Ford Biography
Henry Ford was born July 30, 1863 at the Ford Farm in Dearborn,
Michigan. At an early age he showed interest in mechanical things.
When Henry was 16 years old he moved to Detroit and got a job with a company
that made street cars. Henry's father wanted him to become a farmer not
a machinist.He wanted him to be a farmer so bad he bribed him 40 acres!
Henry Ford lived to the ripe old age of 84.
He died on April 7,1947 from a stroke. His son ,Edsel Ford, inherited the
Ford Motor Company.
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