Seeing a need for protection from the deadly German poisonous gas used during World War I, Garner came up with a functioning gas mask. Garner's mask was the first to be used on the Western front during World War I. He also in June 1916 patented a process of obtaining gasoline from natural gas.
↑ database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHM6-KN1 : 24 August 2017), Nettie Garner in household of James W Garner, Lebanon, Boone, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 119, sheet 137C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0266; FHL microfilm 1,254,266.
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