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Elijah McCoy was born on May 2, 1844, in Colchester, Ontario, Canada after his parents escaped slavery.
Elijah McCoy went to Scotland to study mechanical engineering.
I'm studying mechanical engineering in Scottland .
Elijah McCoy couldn't get a good engineering job because of racial barriers and had to become a fireman and oilman on a train.
Why can't I get a job I studied hard?
Elijah McCoy married Ann Elizabeth Stewart in 1868.
Elijah McCoy invented and patented the automatic lubricating cup.
I'm so tired of having to stop every few miles to oil the axles and the bearings, there must be a better way!
Elijah McCoy's wife Ann Elizabeth Stewart died four years after their marrige.
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