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Henry Ford was one of the most important and influential inventors and businessmen in the short history of America He revolutionized the business world and he changed forever the efficiency of factories around the world One of the reasons that Henry Ford can be considered such an important man is that his ideas and concepts are still used today Boron on July 30 in the year of 1863 Henry Ford was the oldest child of the family His parents William and Mary Ford were prosperous farmers in his hometown of Dearborn While they were well off for farmers Ford certainly wasnt spoiled and fed from silver spoons Ford was just like any other typical young boy during the rural nineteenth century From early on there were signs that Henry was going to be something more than a farmer He looked with interest upon the machinery that his father and himself used for their farming and looked with disdain at the rigorous chores of a farmer In the year 1879 Henry being a meager 16 years old he moved to the city of Detroit where he would work as an apprentice machinist Henry would remain in Detroit working and learning about all varieties of machines Although he occasionally came back to visit Dearborn he mostly stayed in Detroit picking up more and more valuable knowledge This apprenticeship allowed him to work in the factories of Detroit and learn what a hard working blue-collar job was like When he did return to Dearborn he was always tearing apart and rebuilding his fathers machines along with the dreaded farm chores Henry Ford was a hard worker and that was proven by him getting fired from one of his jobs in Detroit because the older employees were mad at him because he was finishing his repairs in a half hour rather than the usual five hours Clara Bryant would represent the next step in now twenty-five year old Henry
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