|Birth Day||May 2, 1844|
|Birth Place||Colchester, Canada|
|Age||175 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Oct 10, 1929 (age 85)|
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."
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.
He was first married to Ann Elizabeth Stewart who died four short years after they married. He then married Mary Eleanor Delaney.