Henry Ford

By: Ethan and Nate

About Henry Ford

Henry Ford was born July 30, 1863 in Greenfield Township, Michigan. He attended Detroit Business Institute. He was married to Clara Ala Bryant from 1888 until his death in 1947. Henry also had a son named Edsel Ford.

Henry Ford Jobs

Henry started out by working at his family farm. Then he got married and got a job as an engineer for the Edison Illuminating Company. Then while working hear, he was designing the Ford Quadricycle. Then he attended a meeting at Edison Illuminating Company where he presented his idea to Thomas Edison. Edison was so impressed, that he encouraged Ford to build a new model.

Ford Company

Henry Ford Created the Ford Motor Company 1903. It took Ford a couple of times to get it but he finally got it right in 1903. Than in 1908 he created the Model-T, his first commercial car.

How The Ford Company Came To Be

1.) Foundation of his business

2.) Early developments and the assembly line

3.) An affordable car

Fun Facts

1.) Henry Fords net worth is around $199 billion dollars

2.) He was really close friends with Thomas Edison

3.) He imported hundreds of birds to put on his property to watch and then they all flew away

4.) His son and engineers made a prototype of the Model-A and ripped it apart piece by piece

5.) His son Edsel Ford died in 1943 from stomach cancer. He died before Henry did.

One question

The one question that we would ask Henry is, How did you create such a large and successful company?

Resources

We used google as our primary reference.