Famous nineteenth century inventor who created the electric clock and the electric buggy. He invented a short range type of telephone, which was a forerunner of the Graham Bell telephone.
He graduated from the Reformed Medical School in New York City.
He invented a method for extracting oil from coal and shale in 1858.
He was married to Laura Rowley, and later to her sister Amanda Rowley, and had a total of thirteen children.
He invented a popular telegraph one year before Samuel Morse created Morse code.