John Francis Dodge was an American automobile manufacturing pioneer and co-founder of Dodge Brothers Company.
|Born:||Oct 25, 1864, Niles, Michigan, U.S.|
|Died:||Jan 14, 1920, New York City, U.S.|
|Resting place:||Woodlawn Cemetery, (Detroit, Michigan, U.S.)|
|Known for:||Founding Dodge Brothers Company which became present-day Dodge|
|Net worth:||USD $100 million at the time of his death (approximately 1/889th of US GNP)|
|Spouse(s):||Ivy Hawkins, Isabelle Smith, Matilda Rausch|
|Children:||6, including, Isabel Cleves, Frances Matilda|
|Relatives:||Horace Elgin Dodge (brother)|
About John Francis Dodge
The older of the two Dodge brothers who founded their pioneering automotive company.
He and his brother worked at a boilermaker plant and a typograph company with John Francis handling the logistics while his brother was the mechanical genius.
He and his brother were some of the first investors into the Ford Motor Company and supplied it with parts from their own company.
He and his brother were born in Niles, Michigan, where their father ran a fish and chips place.
He and his brother were bought out by Henry Ford from the Ford Motor Company. They received a total of $25 million.
Information related to John Francis Dodge
- Dodge family
- Burials at Woodlawn Cemetery (Detroit, Michigan)
- American founders of automobile manufacturers
- Ford executives
- Businesspeople from Detroit
- Automotive pioneers
- Michigan Republicans