Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. he developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford. In doing so, Ford converted the automobile from an expensive curiosity into a practical conveyance that would profoundly impact the landscape of the 20th Century.
Henry Ford Senior- Mr. Ford saluted my Great-Grandpa Sydney and Mister Stacey- having noticed their California plates and pennants and flags on the car- somewhere between Detroit and Cleveland. He was driving "a big, powerful car."
STONE FOR ROADS: A truck hauls a load of road-building stone to John D. Rockefeller's mansion in Pocantico Hills, N.Y. The estate is now a historic site of the National Trust. Scientific American, January 6, 1912