DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Horace Elgin Dodge (aged52)
-Co-founder of Dodge
Horace Elgin Dodge Sr. (May 17, 1868 – December 10, 1920) was an American automobile manufacturing pioneer and co-founder of Dodge Brothers Company.
DEATH: In 1919, Henry Ford bought out the Dodge brothers’ shareholdings in Ford Motor Company for $25 million. In January 1920, Horace’s brother, John, died during the influenza epidemic. He was interred in the family’s Egyptian-style mausoleum in Detroit’s Woodlawn Cemetery guarded by two Sphinx statues. Having also contracted the flu that December following several relapses, Horace also died from complications of the disease resulting in pneumoniaand cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 52 in Palm Beach, Florida. He was interred with his brother in the same mausoleum. His widow outlived him by fifty years.