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John Joseph Montgomery
Birth: Feb. 15, 1858
Yuba City
Sutter County
California, USA
Death: Oct. 31, 1911
Evergreen
Santa Clara County
California, USA

Early Aviation Pioneer and Inventor, he made the first manned, controlled, heavier-than-air flights in the United States, near San Diego, California, on August 28, 1883. He was issued U.S. Patent #831,173 for his invention of an aeroplane (airplane) on September 18, 1906, pre-dating the Wright Brothers. He died in the crash of his glider "The Evergreen". He was the subject of the 1946 movie, Gallant Journey, and he was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1964. 
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
Colma
San Mateo County
California, USA
 
Created by: Ancestry Seeker
Record added: Nov 26, 2007
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John Joseph Montgomery
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John Joseph Montgomery
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John Joseph Montgomery
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- Lillie Riney
 Added: Feb. 10, 2011
To an aviation pioneer who has neverbeen forgotten for his gliders and experiments with heavier than air flight.
- J. B.
 Added: Mar. 18, 2008
 
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