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.
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