Elijah J. McCoy
May 2, 1844
|Died||October 10, 1929 (aged 86)|
|Resting place||Detroit Memorial Park East in Warren, Michigan, U.S.|
|Occupation||Engineer, inventor, initially employed as a railroad fireman and oiler|
|Known for||Inventions, particularly his Mechanical Lubricator|
|Spouse(s)||Ann Elizabeth Stewart; Mary Eleanor Delaney|
Elijah J. McCoy (May 2, 1844 - October 10, 1929) was an African American inventor who is best known for inventing lubrication devices to make trains run better.
He was born in Colchester, Ontario and died in Detroit, Michigan. He was born may 2, 1844.Engineer, inventor, initially employed as a railroad fireman and oiler and fudger.