Philo Taylor Farnsworth

19 August 1906–11 March 1971 (Age 64)
Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Philo Taylor

When Philo Taylor Farnsworth was born on 19 August 1906, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, his father, Lewis Edwin Farnsworth, was 41 and his mother, Serena Amanda Bastian, was 26. He married Elma "Pem" Gardner on 27 May 1926, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1937 and lived in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935 and Wayne Township, Allen, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 11 March 1971, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Philo Taylor Farnsworth
Elma "Pem" Gardner
Marriage: 27 May 1926
Philo Taylor Farnsworth III
Kenneth Gardner Farnsworth
Russell Seymour Farnsworth
Kent Morgan Farnsworth

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 May 1926Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1907 · Not for profit elections
    Age 1
    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
    1907 · Pike's Market
    Age 1
    Pike’s Market is one of the oldest still working farmer’s markets in the US. It is located in Seattle’s central business district, just north of Belltown , and southwest of central waterfront and Elliott Bay. One of the attractions there is the gum wall. 
    Age 21
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Farnworth .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Biography - Wikipedia - Inventor of Television

    Philo Taylor Farnsworth (August 19, 1906 – March 11, 1971) was an American inventor and television pioneer.[2] Although he made many contributions that were crucial to the early development of all-ele …

    Sources (52)

    • Philo Taylor Farnsworth, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Philo Farnsworth in household of L E Farnsworth, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Philo Taylor Farnsworth in household of Lewis Edwin Farnsworth, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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