Granville T. Woods
NAME: Granville T. Woods
BORN: April 23, 1856
born...Columbus, Ohio (Franklin County)
eventually settled in Cincinnati, Ohio (Hamilton County)
DIED:January 30, 1910, New York, New York
Woods patented over 60 different inventions. A significant number were eventually sold to companies like General Electric, Westinghouse, and Bell Telephone. Probably his most famous invention was a system for proximity warning system for trains. It represented a major safety breakthough in rail transportation.
Woods didn't attend school beyond age ten.