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Multi-millionaire inventor and businessman Samuel Colt dies at his estate in Connecticut

Samuel Colt, detail
01/10/1862
"Colonel" Samuel Colt, the son of a Connecticut textile manufacturer, was the very successful and wealthy inventor of the Colt Revolver which had made his firearms company famous around the world.  He died at his estate of Armsmere near Hartford, Connecticut from rheumatic fever and the long term effects of gout at the age of only forty-seven.  He left two children and his wife, Elizabeth, who carried on the company with her brother, Richard Jarvis. Colt was buried at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Harford. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Harold Schecter, Killer Colt: Murder, Disgrace, and the Making of an American Legend (New York: Ballantine Books, 2010), 318. 

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