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James Ward Packard
Birth: Nov. 5, 1863
Trumbull County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 20, 1928
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA

Automotive Manufacturer. He was regarded as one of the finest auto engineering industrialist and was the founder of the Packard Motor Car Company. Before building his first automobile in 1899, he successfully operated his own business, Packard Electric, in Warren, Ohio. In 1900, he applied for a patent for a new innovative car design, which included a flexible shaft drive that could be used in place of the chain drive and the Packard Motor Car Company, was formed in 1902. Together with his brother William Doud Packard, they went on to pioneer early automotive history with many industry standards still in use to date. Following the company relocation to Detroit, Michigan, in 1903, General Motors acquired the company in 1932. The company manufactured thousands of vehicles, merged with the Studebaker Corporation n 1954 and the last production line Packard was made in 1958. The Delphi Packard Electric Systems Company spun off and became independent of General Motors in 1999. Packard died at age 64 in Cleveland, Ohio and is member of the Automotive Hall of Fame. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Warren Packard (1828 - 1897)
  Mary Elizabeth Doud Packard (1838 - 1903)
  Elizabeth Achsah Gillmer Packard (1871 - 1960)*
  Rolla Packard (1854 - 1855)**
  Harry Packard (1856 - 1858)**
  William Doud Packard (1861 - 1923)*
  James Ward Packard (1863 - 1928)
  Alaska Packard Davidson (1868 - 1934)*
  Carlotta Packard (1869 - 1940)*
  Cornelia Olive Packard Gardner (1882 - 1966)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakwood Cemetery
Trumbull County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 2, Lot 119
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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James Ward Packard
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James Ward Packard--Co-founder of the The Packard Motor Car Company with brother, William, in Warren, Ohio. On November 6, 1899, Packard # 1 rolled through the streets of Warren on a test drive. Thank you for designing and manufacturing classy, beautiful ...(Read more)
- Karen M
 Added: Sep. 16, 2017
Recommended reading: "More Than Automobiles: The Packards of Warren, Ohio" by A. J. Balfour.
- Karen M
 Added: Sep. 16, 2017

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