Ransom E. Olds

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Ransom E. Olds
Ransom olds c1901.jpg
Ransom Olds, c.1901.
Born
Ransom Eli Olds

(1864-06-03)June 3, 1864
Geneva, Ohio, U.S.
DiedAugust 26, 1950(1950-08-26) (aged 86)
Resting placeMount Hope Cemetery
Lansing, Michigan, U.S.
OccupationBusiness, Automobiles
Spouse(s)Metta Ursula Woodward
Parent(s)Pliny Fiske Olds
Sarah Whipple Olds

Ransom Eli Olds (June 3, 1864August 26, 1950),[1] was an American Automotive Industry Pioneer and founder of Oldsmobile and REO Motor Car Company.[2]

He is considered the Father of the modern Assembly Line,[3] where he would mass-produce the Oldsmobile Curved Dash between 1901 and 1907.[4]

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In 1972, the family's mausoleum was vandalized and remains were taken.[6]

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  1. Michigan Yesterday & Today. Voyageur Press. 2009. ISBN 9781616731380.
  2. The name comes from its curved dash or dashboard, like that of a sleigh. See the photo and caption on page 130 of the Popular Science article listed under External Links below.
  3. "Oldsmobile Joins GM". Archived from the original on 2016-08-28. Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  4. "1908 Oldsmobile Model 20 introduction". Archived from the original on 2016-08-28. Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  5. "Ten pioneers are named to automotive Hall of Fame". Toledo Blade. Toledo, Ohio. May 1, 1946. p. 10. Retrieved March 5, 2016.
  6. "Men named in grave robbing charged again in airport thefts". Ludington Daily News. Associated Press. January 30, 1992. Retrieved April 27, 2010.

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