Elijah McCoy bio

Birth Name: Elijah McCoy

Occupation: Inventor

Place Of Birth: Canada

Date Of Birth: May 2, 1844

Date Of Death: October 10, 1929

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Elijah McCoy was born on the 2nd of May, 1844. He was popular for being a Inventor. Best known as the inventor of mechanical lubrication for steam engines, he also had 57 other U.S. patents to his name. His name, McCoy, is a likely origin of the expression “The real McCoy.”

Elijah McCoy was born in Canada. He was initially employed as a railroad fireman and oiler for the Michigan Central Railroad. The state of Michigan recognizes his historic contributions is several ways including a historical marker at his former home.

Elijah McCoy was a Taurus and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Elijah McCoy was born in 1840s.

Elijah McCoy is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Elijah’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Elijah McCoy’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Elijah McCoy’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Elijah McCoy kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Elijah McCoy was born in the Year of the Dragon.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Elijah McCoy
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Elijah McCoy was a Taurus. People of this zodiac sign like cooking, romance, working with hands and dislike sudden changes, complications, and insecurity. The strengths of this sign are being reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable, while weaknesses can be stubborn, possessive and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Taurus is Scorpio and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Elijah McCoy was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are energetic and excitable. They hate hypocrisy and gossip and can sometimes be a bit arrogant and impatient.

Ruling Planet: Elijah McCoy had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Elijah McCoy’s birth sign is Taurus and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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