Frederick and Louis Upton
Upton Machine Company
Louis and Frederick, along with their uncle Emory, founded the Upton Machine Company in 1911. The company engaged in the manufacture of electric washing machines. The Upton Machine Company became the Nineteen Hundred Machine Company in 1929, before becoming the Whirlpool Corporation in 1950.
Frederick was married to Margaret Mather (Beckley) for 58 years. The couple had 4 children, 16 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. The couple founded the Frederick S. Upton Foundation in 1954, giving millions of dollars to their communities. Grandson Fred Upton was elected to the United States House of Representatives and, in the 112th Congress, was chairperson of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Great-granddaughter Kate Upton is an American model and actress known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
- "Frederick S. Upton Foundation". Learning to Give. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
- "In which we learn that Kate Upton’s great grandfather invented the washing machine, and paid vacations". NBC Sports. February 13, 2012. Retrieved September 21, 2012.