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Dr Wallace Hume Carothers
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Birth: Apr. 27, 1896
Burlington
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 29, 1937
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Inventor. A brilliant chemist, scholar, and inventor, considered the father of the science of man-made polymers and the man responsible for the invention of nylon and neoprene. Inspite of his amazing career in which he held over 50 patents, he was a very troubled individual, likely bi-polar. Compounded by the death of his sister, Wallace took his life before his first child was born.
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 Parents:
  Ira Hume Carothers (1869 - 1961)
  Mary Evalena McMullin Carothers (1870 - 1956)
 
 Siblings:
  Wallace Hume Carothers (1896 - 1937)
  John Leslie Carothers (1898 - 1943)*
  Isobel Carothers Berolzheimer (1906 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Glendale Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Block 28
 
Created by: Burt
Record added: Jan 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24088131
Dr Wallace Hume Carothers
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