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Dr Davis Alter
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Birth: unknown
Death: 1881
Pennsylvania, USA

Dr. Davis Alter, of Freeport, Penn., died recently of inflammation of the lungs, at the age of seventy-four years. Dr. Alter was well known as a scientific investigator and was among the earliest in discovering the properties of the spectroscope, and his friends claim for him the invention of telegraphy in 1831-32; also, that he experimented with the spectroscope three years before the German scientist, Kirchoff, generally regarded as the inventor of the device. The deceased was a graduate of the Medical college of Cincinnati, and leaves a wife and family.

Freeborn County Standard; Albert Lea, Minnesota.
October 13, 1881; Page Six. 
Specifically: Cemetery Unknown.
Created by: dm wms
Record added: Feb 24, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105774899

- Sarah Quinn
 Added: Jul. 6, 2013

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