The automobile man
On July 30, 1863, when the United States appeared to be crumbling due to the Civil War, a baby boy was born in Dearborn, Michigan, who would one day change the world for the better. This little boy was Henry Ford, son of William and Mary, who would one day be known for his automobiles and his clever way of putting them together.
Henry was the oldest of six children. He attended college in Springwells, which is about three miles from his home, and only attended high school until he was fifteen. He did not follow in his father’s footsteps, but quit farming life to pursue a career in engineering and machinery.