John Wilkinson (Franklin automobile)
John Wilkinson (February 11, 1868 – June 25, 1951) was born in Syracuse, New York. He invented the air-cooled motor which was used in the Franklin (automobile) produced by H. H. Franklin Manufacturing Company where he was chief engineer and designer from 1902 to 1924.
|Born||February 11, 1868|
|Died||June 25, 1951 (aged 83)|
|Occupation||Mechanical engineer, Inventor, Business|
|Spouse(s)||Edith Belden (Known as DeeDee)|
|Children||Helen Wilkinson Blagbrough (1897-1947), Anne Belden Wilkinson Sherry (1899-1997), John Belden Wilkinson (1905-1951)|
|Parent(s)||Joshua Forman Wilkinson (1829-1889) |
Louisa B. Rayner
He was a native of Syracuse and a member of an established, respected, wealthy family. His grandfather, John Wilkinson (1798–1862), was one of the original pioneers of Upstate, New York. As a young man, Wilkinson, Sr. was a city planner and named the newly incorporated village, Syracuse.
- Fitch, Charles Elliott (1916). Encyclopedia of biography of New York. The American Historical Society, New York, N.Y., 1916, pg. 123. p. 123.
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