In 1880, Willis H. Carrier was living in Evans, Erie, New York, with his parents, "Duwane" and Elizabeth Carrier, grandmother and aunt.
Willis Carrier is the inventor of modern air conditioning. In Buffalo, New York, on July 17, 1902, in response to a quality problem experienced at the Sackett-Wilhelms Lithographing & Publishing Company of Brooklyn, Willis Carrier submitted drawings for what became recognized as the world's first modern air conditioning system. The 1902 installation marked the birth of air conditioning because of the addition of humidity control, which led to the recognition by authorities in the field that air conditioning must perform four basic functions: 1.) control temperature; 2.) control humidity; 3.) control air circulation and ventilation; 4.) cleanse the air.
After several more years of refinement and field testing, on January 2, 1906, Carrier was granted U.S. patent No. 808897 on his invention, which he called an "Apparatus for Treating Air," the world's first spray-type air conditioning equipment. It was designed to humidify or dehumidify air, heating water for the first and cooling it for the second.
In 1905, Willis Carrier, age 29, was working as mechanical engineer. He lived at 315 Woodward Ave. in Buffalo, Erie, New York. His wife, Clara E., his father and father-in-law were living with him. He married Clara on August 10, 1902, after the two of them met at Cornell University.
Carrier's first wife, Claire Seymour, died January 12, 1912.
In 1915, Willis H. Carrier lived at 1359 Amherst, Buffalo, Erie, New York, with his wife Jennie M., son Earl G., and mother Eugenia A. Willis was a mechanical engineer.
Willis Haviland Carrier registered for the World War 1 Draft on 12 Sept 1918. He was living on Rensselaer Rd, Essex Fells, Essex, New Jersey. Willis was 41 years old, born on 26 Nov 1876, and worked as a mechanical engineer for the Carrier Engineering Corp. His nearest relative was his wife, Jennie M. Carrier.
When he applied for a United States Passport on 7 April 1921, he said that he was born on 26 Nov 1876 at Angola, Erie, New York, to Duane W. Carrier, who was born in Chango County, NY. His wife was Jennie Martin Carrier.
Willis's third wife, Elizabeth Marsh Wise, died in 1964.
He died on 7 Oct 1950 in New York, New York, and is buried at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie, New York.
Profile manager is his 9th cousins, twice removed, through the common ancestor Thomas Hull.
1880 FEDERAL CENSUS
Evans, Erie, NY, Page 367B, Dwelling #400, Family #419
CARRIER, Duwane, Head, 43yrs, Male, Farmer, born NY, both parents born NY.
CARRIER, Elizabeth, Wife, 35yrs, Female, Keeping House, born NY, Father born NY, Mother born VT.
CARRIER, Willis H., Son, 3yrs, Male, Single, born NY. (Named after dad's cousin who took her in after her father's death.)
CARRIER, Mary, Mother, 70yrs, Female, Widow, At Home, born NY, both parents born CT.
1910 FEDERAL CENSUS
Buffalo, Erie, New York, Page 28A, Dwelling #149, Family #165
OTTO, Charles F., Head, 47yrs, Male, Married 19yrs, born NY, both parents born Germany, Traveling Salesman.
OTTO, Harriet J., Wife, 45yrs, Female, Married 19yrs, 3 children, 3 living, born NY, both parents born NY.
OTTO, Nina Mae, Daughter, 18yrs, Female, Single, born NY.
OTTO, Ruth Evelyn, Daughter, 14yrs, Female, Single, born NY.
OTTO, Frederick C., Son, 7yrs, Male, Single, born NY.
CARRIER, Willis H., Cousin, 33yrs, Male, Married 7yrs, born NY, both parents born NY, Mechanical Engineer.
CARRIER, Claire, Cousin, 31yrs, Female, Married 7yrs, No children, born NY, both parents born NY.
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