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Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868 - 1924)

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Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr.
Born in Fairfield, Somerset, Maine, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married in Alameda, California, United Statesmap
Died in Montclair, Essex, New Jersey, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Jun 2018 | Last significant change: 28 Nov 2018
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Categories: Engineers | American Notables.

Frank Gilbreth Sr. is Notable.


Frank was born in 1868 in Massachusetts.[1][2] [3] He passed away in 1924. [4]

Frank B. Gilbreth was a well-known engineer who is remembered as a pioneer of motion study, which studies human movement in an effort to reduce fatigue and increase efficiency,[5] and also as the father of the Gilbreth family in the best-selling 1948 book, Cheaper by the Dozen, written by his children Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey.[6] Frank Gilbreth and his wife, Lillian (Moller) Gilbreth, in addition to running a consulting company together, had a family of twelve children, eleven of whom lived to adulthood.[7]


  1. United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 March 2018), Frank B Gilbreth, 1920; citing Passport Application, New York, United States, source certificate #12548, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925, 1149, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Frank Gilbreth in household of Hiram Gilbreth, Maine, United States; citing p. 55, family 461, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,057
  3. 1920 United States Federal Census Year: 1920; Census Place: Montclair Ward 3, Essex, New Jersey; Roll: T625_1030; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 83
  4. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 19 June 2018), memorial page for Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr (7 Jul 1868–14 Jun 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23863208, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, who reports a Ashes scattered over the Atlantic Ocean..
  5. Wikipedia: Motion Study
  6. Wikipedia: Cheaper by the Dozen
  7. Frank Gilbreth's Wikipedia Page
  • 1920 census - "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 November 2018), Frank Gilbreth, Montclair Ward 3, Essex, New Jersey, United States; citing ED 83, sheet 6A, line 35, family 113, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1030; FHL microfilm 1,821,030.

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