Granville Woods Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Granville Woods (Granville Tailer Woods)

Last Updated: 15 Apr, 2023 | Views: 375

Age: 53

Profession: Inventor

Famous For: Synchronous Multiplex Railway Telegraph

Higher Education: Graduated

Granville Woods Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
23 Apr, 1856 (53 Years 09 Months 7 Days)

Birth Country
United States

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Birth District

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Died on
30 Jan, 1910

Cause of Death
Hemorrhagic Stroke

Granville Woods Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (profile/biography)

Granville Tailer Woods, a well-known inventor, was born in 1856, in Ohio, USA. His parents were free African Americans who had moved from Virginia to Columbus. Woods received his education in Columbus and worked in a local machine shop during his teenage years.

Granville Woods Career:

Woods began his career as an inventor in the late 1870s, and by 1884, he had developed his first invention, an improved steam boiler furnace. Throughout his career, Woods focused on developing devices that would improve railway safety and efficiency. He invented a number of important electrical devices that greatly improved railway communication and transportation.

Granville Woods Inventions:

In 1887, he invented the Synchronous Multiplex Railway Telegraph, a device that allowed for messages to be sent between moving trains and railway stations. This invention led to the creation of the “Block System,” a system that improved railway safety and allowed for more efficient communication between trains.

Woods continued to develop and patent new inventions, including the Automatic Air Brake, the Induction Telegraph System, and the Railway Telegraph System. In total, he obtained over 60 patents in his lifetime, with most of them focused on improving railway transportation and communication.

Granville Woods Later Life and Legacy:

In 1890, Woods moved to New York City, where he established the Woods Electric Company. His inventions were highly sought after by railway companies and other industries, and he became a successful businessman.

Woods died in 1910, in New York City. He left behind a legacy of innovation that greatly improved railway safety and transportation.

Granville Woods Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 213 cm
In Meters 2.13 m
In Feet & Inches 6'9"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 110 kg
In Pounds 242 Ibs

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Granville Woods Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Cyrus Woods

Mother's Name
Martha J. Brown

Ada Woods

Lyates Woods

Henrietta Woods, Rachel Woods Madison

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