Daniel Moreau Barringer, Jr. (1860 - 1929)

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Birthplace: Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Managed by: Elizabeth Saltonstall
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About Daniel Moreau Barringer, Jr.

Daniel Moreau Barringer (May 25, 1860 – November 30, 1929) was a geologist best known as the first person to prove the existence of an impact crater on the Earth, the Meteor Crater in Arizona. The site has been renamed the Barringer Crater in his honor.


Also Princeton Class of 1879.

Article including a plaque at the meteor site, including the names of all his children: http://www.meteorite-times.com/Back_Links/2004/November/Jims_Fragments.htm

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May 25, 1860
Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States
October 20, 1897
Age 37