Ebenezer Garrison (1782 - 1868)

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1812 - Ebenezer was 30 years old when on April 30th, Louisiana was admitted to the United States as the 18th state. The area was previously known as the Territory of Orleans.

1840 - He was 58 years old when on July 23rd, Upper Canada and Lower Canada were merged by the British Parliament, creating the United Province of Canada. This area later became the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

1863 - Ebenezer was 81 years old when in January, British scientist John Tyndall proved the greenhouse effect - which had been widely theorized, but not proven, by scientists.

1864 - He was 82 years old when on June 15th, Arlington National Cemetery was created in Arlington Virginia. 200 acres from the grounds of Robert E. Lee's home were set aside to be a military cemetery. The home and grounds had been in Lee's wife's family - she was a great-granddaughter of Martha Washington.

1868 - In the year of Ebenezer Garrison's passing, on October 28th, Thomas Edison - age 21 - applied for his first patent. It was for the electric vote recorder and was designed to make voting quicker and the counting of votes more accurate. Congress didn't like the idea so Edison's voting machine was never used.

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Ebenezer Garrison died in 1868 at 86 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Ebenezer. He was born in 1782. There is no information about Ebenezer's family or relationships.
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