Philo Farnsworth

Philo Taylor Farnsworth (1906 - 1971)

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Philo Taylor Farnsworth
Born in , Beaver, Utahmap
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Died in Salt Lake City, Utahmap
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Inventor of the first fully electronic television; over 165 United States and foreign patents

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Census 1910

Name: Philo Taylor Farnsworth
Age in 1910: 3
Birth Year: abt 1907
Birthplace: Utah
Home in 1910: Washington, Washington, Utah
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Lewis E Farnsworth
Father's Birthplace: Utah
Mother's name: Serena A Farnsworth
Mother's Birthplace: Utah
Household Members:
Name Age
Lewis E Farnsworth 44
Serena A Farnsworth 30
Lewis F Farnsworth 18 [12]
Venessa A Farnsworth 10
Ronald E Farnsworth 13
Philo Taylor Farnsworth 3
Agnes Ann Farnsworth 1 [1 4/12]

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Washington, Washington, Utah; Roll: T624_1610; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0212; FHL microfilm: 1375623. Source 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006.

Census 1940

Name: Philo Farnsworth
Age: 33
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1907
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Utah
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Wayne, Allen, Indiana
Inferred Residence in 1935: Philadelphia, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
Residence in 1935: Philadelphia, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 75
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 4th year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 48
Class of Worker: Employer
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 5000
Income Other Sources: No
Household Members:
Name Age
Philo Farnsworth 33
Alma G Farnsworth 32
Philo J Farnsworth 10
Russell S Farnsworth 4

Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Wayne, Allen, Indiana; Roll: T627_1025; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 2-31. Source 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.

Utah Cemetery Inventory

Name: Philo Taylor Farnsworth
Gender: M (Male)
Birth Date: 19 Aug 1906
Birth Place: Indian Creek, Beaver County
Death Date: 11 Mar 1971
Death Place: Salt Lake City, Utah
Burial Date: 16 March 1971
Cemetery: Provo City Cemetery
Source: Sexton
Grave Location: Block 10 Lot 18
Type of Marker: Updbl
Relatives: Spouse Elma Gardner
Father Lewis & Serena Bastian Farnsworth

Source Information:Utah State Historical Society, comp.. Utah Cemetery Inventory [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000. Original data: Utah State Historical Society. Utah Cemetery Inventory. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: 2000. Burial:


Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah,

Plot: South side, near the gate Maintained by: Find A Grave

Find A Grave Memorial# 3661



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Philo Farnsworth & family 1940
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