Master Surname Index

Henry Howard Sessions

Ancestry of
Henry Howard Sessions

Railroad Car Inventor

    Henry Howard Sessions

    View famous kin of Henry Howard Sessions

    • 1st Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • Birth Date:
    • 21 Jun 1847 
    • Birth Location:
    • Madrid, St. Lawrence, New York 
    • Christening Date:
    • Christening Location:
    • Death Date:
    • 14 Mar 1915 
    • Death Location:
    • Chicago, Cook, Illinois 
    • Burial Date:
    • Burial Location:
    • Notes: 
    • Railroad Car Inventor

      General Superintendent of the Pullman Palace Car Company

      Henry Howard Sessions was an American inventor born in 1847. He is best known for his contributions to the development of the railroad car. Sessions' interest in mechanics began at a young age, and he pursued an education in engineering.

      In 1869, Sessions began working for the Michigan Central Railroad, where he focused on designing and improving the railroad car. He invented the "all-steel" railroad car, which was a major improvement over the wooden cars that were in use at the time. His design was stronger, safer, and more durable, making it easier and safer to transport goods and people across the country.

      Sessions' railroad car designs revolutionized the transportation industry and had a significant impact on the development of the United States. He continued to work on improving his designs and held several patents related to the railroad car.

  • Marriages for Henry Howard Sessions

    • Spouse:
    • Nellie L. Maxham
    • Marriage Date:
    • ABT 1872

Scroll down to see sources.

  • Sources for Henry Howard Sessions

    • 1 Federal Census, NY, Saint Lawrence County, 1850, Madrid, Image 1 of 116.
    • 2 Gresham, Matilda, Life of Walter Quintin Gresham, 1832-1895, Vol. 2, Chicago: Rand McNally and Company (1919), 518-529.
    • 3 Homans, James E., The Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. 8, New York: The Press Association Compilers, Inc. (1918), 233-234.
    • 4 Sessions, Francis C., Materials for a History of the Sessions Family in America, The Descendants of Alexander Sessions of Andover, Mass., 1669, Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, Publishers (1890), 53, 203-206.