Inventor who created the world's first bread slicer.
He was educated in optometry and began his career as a jeweler, dabbling in designing a bread slicer all the while.
His prototype and plans were destroyed by a fire. He came out with Kleen Maid Sliced Bread, which was produced by his slicing machine.
His family was residing in Des Moines, Iowa, when he was born.
His invention grew in popularity despite Franklin D. Roosevelt's short-lived 1943 ban on sliced bread, enacted because sliced bread required more valuable material for packaging.