Garret Morgan Our biography report on Garret Morgan By: Isabella and Jasmine
Personal Information • Garret Morgan's birthday was March 4, 1877 in Paris, Kentucky • Garret Morgan’s parents were slaves. When Garret Morgan was a child he went to school and helped his parents on the family farm. His wife’s name was Madge Nelson. He got divorced two years later. In 1908 he moved to Cleveland and helped the Cleveland Association of Colored Men. His second wife, Mary Hasek and he had three sons named John Pier point , Garret Jr. and Cosmos Henry. • Garret Morgan went to school until fifth grade like most people. • Garret Morgan was an inventor of the gas mask and the traffic light. • Garret Morgan was also a newspaper writer. • Garret Morgan died on July 27, 1963.
Accomplishments • One of Garret Morgan’s major accomplishments was inventing the gas mask. • Another one of his major accomplishments was inventing the traffic light. • The other major accomplishment he was getting the patent.
Qualities • One of the qualities that made Garret Morgan interesting was that he invented the traffic light and that his invention made crashes rare. • Another one of the qualities that made Garret Morgan interesting was that he invented the gas mask to prevent people from dying from smoke. • One more of the qualities that made Garret Morgan interesting was that he got a patent and the government wanted to pay Garret Morgan 40,000 dollars.
Biography Report on Garret Morgan Garret Morgan was born on March 4 ,1877 in Paris ,Kentucky. When he was a child he went to school and helped on the family farm. When he was 18 years old he went to Cincinnati in 1895. In that same year he married Madge Nelson but got divorced two years later. In 1907 he got married the second time to Mary Hasek and had three sons named John Pier point, Garret Jr. and Cosmos Henry. It was 1908 when Garret Morgan joined the Constitution Association of Colored Men. The group was for colored people to be treated equally. Four years later Garret Morgan made the great invention, the gas mask because on July 25 ,1916 an explosion was in Lake Erie, Ohio. Garret and his brother ran to the place the workers were trapped in.In 1916 the gas mask went on National News. Garret Morgan started the newspaper called, Cleveland Call in 1920. One day Garret Morgan saw a car and a horse carriage crash. To fix this problem from happening, Garret Morgan invented the traffic light in 1922. The next year the government gave Garret Morgan a patent for his idea. The General Electric Company wanted to pay Garret 40,000 dollars to buy his patent that same year. Garret Morgan died July 27 ,1963 in Cleveland ,Ohio but he is still remembered for his inventions and his work.
Timeline 1877-Garret Morgan was born on March 4,1877. 1895-Garret Morgan went to Cleveland, Cincinnati and found a job sewing. 1895- Garret Morgan got married to Madge Nelson and got divorced two years later . 1907-Garret Morgan made enough money to open his own sewing shop. 1907-Garret Morgan got married for the second time to Mary Hasek and had three sons named John Pier point, Garret Jr. and Cosmos Henry. 1908-Garret Morgan helped the Constitution Association of Colored Men. 1912-Garret Morgan invented the gas mask. 1916-The gas mask went on National News. 1920-Garret Morgan started the newspaper called Cleveland Call. 1922- Garret Morgan made the traffic light. 1923- Garret Morgan got a patent and sold it to the General Electric Company. 1963- Garret Morgan died on July 27, 1963.