Henry Ford grew up on a small farm near Dearborn, Michigan. As Henry grew up, he spent most of his free time tinkering, and finding out exactly how things work. A pastime that developed thinking and logic abilities. But being a farmer's boy, he had little spare time, for there were always chores to be done. By twelve years of age, Henry was doing a man's work on the farm and had begun repairing machinery
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to his bed. On April 27, alone with his wife and one servant, Henry died at age eighty-four.
After his death, a foundation was formed to administer his vast fortune. The foundation gave substantial support to various projects in the arts, in medicine and in other important areas of American life. Ford was a great man who revolutionized our world. Ford put the world on wheels, and in so doing, he made it a smaller world.