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James Bert Garner (1870 - 1960)

James Bert Garner
Born in Lebanon, Boone, Indiana, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died at age 90 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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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.


"United States Census, 1880," [1]

James W Garner Self Male 36 Kentucky, United States
Orrah J Garner Wife Female 33 Indiana, United States
Nettie Garner Daughter Female 13 Indiana, United States
Bertie Garner Son Male 11 Indiana, United States
Abner A Garner Son Male 8 Indiana, United States


Death Certificate - Pennsylvania, 1906-1966



  1. database with images, FamilySearch ( : 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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