Lewis Howard Latimer was his name. He was born as the youngest out of four children to George and Rebecca Latimer, who had escaped slavery 6 years before his birth.
Years later after George and Rebecca started a family he disappeared shortly after the Dred Scott decision in 1857.
After Latimer's father disappearance he decided to join the Navy at 15 years old.
In 1873 Latimer married Mary Wilson and had later on had two daughters together.
Church and Groups
The Latimers were active active members of the Unitarian Church and Latimer was involved in Civil War Veteran Groups.
Later on in his career he took part in volunteering his help to others who had an interest in the same career. He also enjoyed playing a few instruments and writing poetry and plays. He served full time at his job until it broke up in 1911. After that he worked with Edwin W. Hammer until his retirement in 1924 at the age of 74. He soon died December 11, 1928 in Queens. THE END...