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  (b. 26 November 1876 Angola, New York, USA   d. 7 October 1950 Manhattan, New York, USA )  

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Willis Haviland CARRIER was born 26 November 1876 in Angola, New York, USA

Willis Haviland CARRIER was the child of Duane Williams CARRIER   and   Elizabeth HAVILAND

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Willis Haviland  married  Edith Claire SEYMOUR 10 August 1902 in Angloa, Erie, New York, USA .  Edith Claire SEYMOUR  was born 14 August 1878 in Gloversville, New York, USA.  Edith Claire died 12 January 1912 in New York, USA. 

Willis Haviland  married  (2) Jennie Tifft MARTIN 16 April 1913 in Washington, DC, USA .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Jennie Tifft MARTIN  was born 29 May 1867 in Angola, Erie, New York, USA.  Jennie Tifft died abt. 1939 in Syracuse, New York, USA. 

Willis Haviland  married  (3) Elisabeth Marsh WISE 6 February 1941 in Pinellas, Florida, USA .  Elisabeth Marsh WISE  was born 7 February 1891 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.  Elisabeth Marsh died 24 September 1964 in Syracuse, New York, USA. 

Willis Haviland CARRIER died 7 October 1950 in Manhattan, New York, USA .

Occupation:  American engineer, best known for inventing modern air conditioning





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Willis Haviland CARRIER married flag female ancestor Edith Claire SEYMOUR-- Date: 10 August 1902 Place: Angloa, Erie, New York, USA


Children of Willis Haviland CARRIER and Edith Claire SEYMOUR:



Willis Haviland CARRIER married flag photo of Jennie Tifft MARTIN  Jennie Tifft MARTIN-- Date: 16 April 1913 Place: Washington, DC, USA


Children of Willis Haviland CARRIER and Jennie Tifft MARTIN:

flag male ancestor Vernon Gardner CARRIER (b.26 April 1903, Buffalo, New York, USA  d. April 1985, Summit, New Jersey, USA)

flag male ancestor Earl Gardner CARRIER (b.19 December 1905, Buffalo, New York, USA  d. 23 April 1983, San Francisco, California, USA)




Willis Haviland CARRIER married flag female ancestor Elisabeth Marsh WISE-- Date: 6 February 1941 Place: Pinellas, Florida, USA


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birth1876 Birth
26 November 1876
Angola, New York, USA

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marriage1902 Marriage / Partner
Willis Haviland CARRIER and Edith Claire SEYMOUR 10 August 1902, Angloa, Erie, New York, USA

He was 25 years old.
On July 17, 1902, Willis Haviland Carrier designed the first modern air-conditioning system. (Buffalo, NY)
Willis Haviland Carrier was an American engineer and inventor who is widely regarded as the 'Father of Air Conditioning.' He was born on November 26, 1876, in Angola, New York, and passed away on October 7, 1950, in New York City.

Carrier's most significant contribution to the world was the invention of modern air conditioning, which revolutionized how we live and work. His invention addressed the problem of humidity affecting the quality of industrial processes, particularly in the printing industry. In 1902, while working for the Buffalo Forge Company, Carrier designed the first system that controlled temperature, humidity, and air circulation within a printing plant. This invention marked the birth of the first air conditioning system.

In 1915, Willis Carrier and several other engineers formed the Carrier Engineering Corporation (now known as Carrier Corporation), which focused on developing and improving air conditioning systems. This company became a pioneer in air...Read MORE...


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1903 Birth of Child
Vernon Gardner CARRIER was born 26 April 1903, Buffalo, New York, USA

Willis Haviland was 26 years old.
1905 Birth of Child
Earl Gardner CARRIER was born 19 December 1905, Buffalo, New York, USA

Willis Haviland was 29 years old.
Invention In 1906, Reginald Fessenden made the first AM radio broadcast on December 24th. This event marked a significant advancement in radio technology, paving the way for the modern broadcasting industry.
1912 Death of Spouse/Partner
Edith Claire SEYMOUR died 12 January 1912, , New York, USA
marriage1913 Marriage / Partner
Willis Haviland CARRIER and Jennie Tifft MARTIN 16 April 1913, Washington, DC, USA

He was 36 years old.
News1929 - October 29 - Black Tuesday - Stock market crash - The Great Depression Begins - It lasted until 1941 (WW2)
Invention 1934 - The metal beverage can is invented (American Can Co., United States)
Willis Haviland CARRIER - 1938 Carrier Air Conditioner Ad
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Invention 1940 - April - 1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
marriage1941 Marriage / Partner
Willis Haviland CARRIER and Elisabeth Marsh WISE 6 February 1941, Pinellas, Florida, USA

He was 64 years old.
Invention The microwave oven was invented accidentally in 1945 by Percy Spencer, a Raytheon engineer. While testing a magnetron, he noticed microwaves melted a candy bar in his pocket. Experimenting further, he discovered microwaves could cook food quickly. Raytheon patented the process, and by 1947, they built the first commercial microwave oven, called the 'Radarange.' Initially used in commercial settings, microwaves becomes affordable for home use by the 1960s and 1970s, revolutionizing cooking.
death1950 Death
7 October 1950
Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights)

He died at the age of 73.


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Willis is buried at: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York
Added: 6/6/2024 12:25:37 PM - Updated: 6/6/2024 4:23:38 PM
Did You Know?America - Did you know? Ford Motor Company paid auto workers $5 per day in 1914.

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