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Chester Greenwood
Birth: Dec. 4, 1858
Farmington
Franklin County
Maine, USA
Death: Jul. 5, 1937
Farmington
Franklin County
Maine, USA

Scientist. A native of Farmington, Maine, he invented the earmuffs at the age of 15. One of Farmington's most known celebrities, he came up with the idea while skating. He made ear shaped loops out of a piece of wire and had his grandmother sew fur on them. In 1887 he made an improvement to the earmuffs by using metal bands and had them patented under the name 'Improvement in Ear Mufflers,' but manufactured them under the name of Greenwood's Champion Ear Protectors. Greenwood also invented the bottom whistling kettle, the mechanical mouse trap, and the spring steel rake, among many others. He is listed on the Smithsonian Institution's list of America's 15 Outstanding Inventors. He died in his native Farmington, in July 1937. On December 21, 1977, the town of Farmington declared that day to be Chester Greenwood Day. (bio by: K) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Isabel Whittier Greenwood (1862 - 1958)*
 
 Children:
  Lester C. Greenwood (1885 - 1961)*
  Donald W. Greenwood (1887 - 1976)*
  Vodisa E. Greenwood Magoon (1888 - 1948)*
  Clinton W. Greenwood (1893 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Farmington
Franklin County
Maine, USA
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Mar 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13630160
Chester Greenwood
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Chester Greenwood
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Chester Greenwood
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- AR
 Added: Feb. 23, 2014

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Dec. 4, 2013
Thank you for helping to keep our ears warm! Rest in peace, sir. You are remembered.
- Solitarieone
 Added: Oct. 31, 2013
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