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  • ID: I58435
  • _UID: F394D02F82F844B09B62A72BFB239DD755E4
  • Name: Dr. William Francis (Inventor) Channing
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1820
  • Death: 1901
  • Occupation: Inventor
  • Note:

    William Francis Channing was an inventor who patented a portable electro-magnetic telegraph (1877), an electric fire alarm, and a ship railway among other things.

    "His son, William Francis Channing, designed Boston's citywide fire alarm system, the nation's first." -- Spencer Lavan

    1) Channing, Grace Ellery, 1862-1937. Papers, 1806-1973: A Finding Aid, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women, Radcliffe College, May 1985. Harvard University Library Website 2007
    2) Cathy Marasco Database, 22 Mar 2003
    3) Walter Channing, by Spencer Lavan, Dictionary of Unitarian & Universalist Biography, Unitarian Universalist Historical Society (UUHS) 1999-2004
  • Change Date: 27 JUL 2007

    Father: WILLIAM ELLERY (FATHER OF UNITARIANISM) CHANNING b: 7 APR 1780 in Newport, Newport Co., RI
    Mother: Ruth Gibbs b: 1778

    Marriage 1 Mary Jane Tarr b: 1826
    • Married:
    • Change Date: 27 JUL 2007
    • Note: 07:51
    1. Has No Children GRACE ELLERY (AUTHOR, POET) CHANNING b: 27 DEC 1862 in Providence, Providence Co., RI
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