|Birth: ||Jul. 23, 1910, USA|
|Death: ||Jun. 17, 2003, USA|
John lost both of his parents when he was a young boy.
He and his 4 siblings were raised apart from one another. John married Gertrude (Gertie) Neeley October 11, 1933. He and Gertie had a son, Thomas Wayne Bergin but lost him in infancy on 11/6/34. John was in the army during WWII. He often recollected about how he thought of cooling engines with water before the idea was established by aircraft engineers. Perhaps they took the idea from him, he thought, because he had openly discussed it. "I should have stayed quiet and patented that", he said.
John was quite possibly the hardest working individual on the planet. He worked for a lumber company, a shoe factory and he raised cattle. Both John and Gertie will always be remembered for their devotion to children and animals.
Gertrude Neely Bergin (1913 - 1996)*
Saint Josephs Catholic Cemetery
Created by: C. Bergin
Record added: Jun 30, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7640714