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Elisha Graves OTIS 1

  • Born: 3 Aug 1811, Halifax, Windham County, Vermont
  • Marriage (1): Susan A. HOUGHTON on 2 Jun 1834
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth A. BOYD (MAIDEN UNKNOWN) in 1845
  • Died: 8 Apr 1861, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York at age 49

  Noted events in his life were:

Research Notes: Otis Family in America by William A. Otis. 1 "Elisha G. Otis was the original inventor of the fast passenger elevator, an innovation which rendered the skyscraper a commercial possibility. Final improvement of his invention by his son, Charles R., was granted a patent January 15, 1861. The business using his inventions, was first carried on by his sons, and later by a great corporation bearing the Otis name. Among the inventions of Elisha were a machine for making blindstaples; an automatic wood-turning machine; a railway bridge for carrying trains across the river without impeding navigation, and at the same time doing away with the dangers of a draw; a very ingenious automatic steam plough; and a rotary oven for use in the manufacture of bread. From early life Elisha entertained ardent temperance and anti-slavery views. He was a Whig in politics and later a Republican."

Elisha married Susan A. HOUGHTON, daughter of Artemus HOUGHTON and Lois MATHER, on 2 Jun 1834. (Susan A. HOUGHTON was born on 27 Aug 1811 and died on 25 Feb 1842.)

Elisha next married Elizabeth A. BOYD (MAIDEN UNKNOWN) in 1845. (Elizabeth A. BOYD (MAIDEN UNKNOWN) was born on 11 Jun 1811 and died on 6 Jul 1903 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York.)


1 William A. Otis, Fellow American Institute of Architects, A Genealogical and Historical Memoir of the Otis Family in America, Compiled and Arranged from Various Sources (Chicago, 1924).

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