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Elma "Pem" Gardner Farnsworth
Birth: Feb. 25, 1908
Death: Apr. 27, 2006

Television Pioneer. She helped her husband, Philo T. Farnsworth, develop the television and was among the first people whose images were transmitted on TV. Farnsworth, who married the young inventor in 1926, worked by her husband's side in his laboratories and fought for decades to assure his place in history after his 1971 death. Other inventors had demonstrated various developments in the 1920s, including mechanical transmission of images, but it was Farnsworth's work that led to the electronic TV we know today. The first human images transmitted by Farnsworth were of his wife and her brother, Cliff Gardner. A 3 1/2-inch-square image of his wife with her eyes closed was transmitted on Oct. 19, 1929, Gardner wrote. The book "Philo T. Farnsworth: The Father of Television" by Donald G. Godfrey, lists her as "first woman on TV." (bio by: Ron Moody) 
 
Burial:
Provo City Cemetery
Provo
Utah County
Utah, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: May 03, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14154994
Elma Pem <i>Gardner</i> Farnsworth
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