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Earle Ensign Dickson (1890 - 1961)

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Earle Ensign Dickson
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Died in New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, United Statesmap
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Biography

Earle Dickson is Notable.

Earle Dickson was an American inventor who developed the product 'Band-Aid' - adhesive bandages.

Earle Ensign Dickson, known as Earle Dickson, was born in Tennesee, USA, on 10 October 1892. He was the son of physician Richard Ensign Dickson and Mary Augusta Hester.[1][2] By 1900, their family was living in Granby Town, Hampshire, Massachusetts.[3] Then by 1910, they were living in Holyoke Ward 7, Hampden, Massachusetts.[4]

He married Josephine Frances Knight in 1917. They had two children together: Richard Paul and Robert E. Their family lived in Highland Park, Middlesex, New Jersey.[5][6]

He died at New Brunswick, New Jersey, on the 21st of September, 1961.[2]

Band-Aid

Earle worked as a cotton buyer for Johnson and Johnson Co. and lived in Highland Park, New Jersey. Any time someone cut themselves, like his wife, Josephine, placing a gauze was done but it stuck to the skin and it was hard by one's self to apply the gauze and tape. In 1920, he took the gauze and placed it in the center of the tape and covered it with crinoline to be sterile and safe. He was making ready-made bandages. The owner of Johnson & Johnson, James Johnson, after some demonstrations by Earle, like the concept, so production started on the new type of bandage. By 1924, the machinery at Johnson & Johnson was producing the one time use of these new bandages. Sales increased when Johnson & Johnson decided to give Boy Scout troops free Band-Aids as a publicity stunt.

Earle later became Vice President of the company. He retired from the company in 1957. "Band-Aid" becoming the trade name.

He was inducted into the National Inventor's Hall of Fame in 2017.[7]

Sources

  1. Wepman, D. Dickson, Earle (10 October 1892–21 September 1961). American National Biography.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Onofrio, Jan (2000), Tennessee Biographical Dictionary, Somerset Publishers, St. Clair shores, MI. p. 239-240.
  3. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9RP-G8N : accessed 15 September 2019), Richard E Dickson, Granby Town, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 623, sheet 5B, family 117, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,654.
  4. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2JR-4NL : accessed 15 September 2019), Richard E Dickson, Holyoke Ward 7, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 574, sheet 3A, family 63, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 590; FHL microfilm 1,374,603.
  5. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4X2-5W1 : accessed 15 September 2019), Earle E Dickson, Highland Park, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 14, sheet 6A, line 32, family 131, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1366; FHL microfilm 2,341,101.
  6. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4TM-2VR : 29 July 2019), Earle E Dickson, Highland Park Borough, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 12-26, sheet 12A, line 1, family 246, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2358.
  7. Gurowitz, Margaret (May 08, 2017). Congratulations, Earle Dickson, Inventor of the BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandage! Retrieved September 11, 2019 from https://www.kilmerhouse.com/2017/05/congratulations-earle-dickson-inventor-of-the-band-aidr-brand-adhesive-bandage

"Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLKG-DS94 : 13 March 2018), Richard Paul Dickson, 1918.

See also:

  • Wikipedia contributors. "Earle Dickson." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 30 Aug. 2019. Web. 10 Sep. 2019.
  • "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZJ9-MGG : 24 August 2019), Earle Ensign Dickson, 1917-1918.
  • "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR96-3WG : 9 March 2018), Earle Ensign Dickson, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #93732398


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