Charles Edgar Duryea
Charles Edgar Duryea (1861-1938) of Duryea Co
Charles Edgar Duryea (December 15, 1861 – September 28, 1938) was born near Canton, Illinois, the son of George Washington Duryea and Louisa Melvina Turner. He died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He and his brother J. Frank Duryea were bicycle makers in Washington, D.C., and later in Chicopee, Massachusetts.
1893 tested their first gasoline-powered automobile model
Their vehicle, driven by brother Frank, won a race in Evanston, Illinois, against cars mostly made in Germany.