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Samuel Raymond Scottron

Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Death: Died in New York, Kings, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel J. Scottron and Jane M. Scottron
Husband of Anna Maria Scottron
Father of Cyrus L Scottron; Oscar A. Scottron; Alice Accooe; Rowena M. Scottron and Anna R. Scottron
Brother of Melissa E. Scottron; James M. Scottron; Jane E. Scottron; Cordelia R. Scottron; Thomas C. Scottron and 2 others

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About Samuel Raymond Scottron

Samuel Raymond Scottron was a prominent African-American inventor from Brooklyn, N.Y. who began his career as a barber. He was born in Philadelphia in 1841. He received his engineering degree from Cooper Union in 1878.

He was a community leader in New York, setting up organizations to promote racial harmony and fairness, as well as a public speaker and writer on race relations. He was a member of the Brooklyn board of education, and a leader in the Republican Party. He fought for the end of slavery in Cuba and Puerto Rico.

He invented a special mirror bracket which allowed you to see your self as others see you. He went on to receive 4 more patents.

Here are his inventions and patent numbers.

   * 1880-02-17, #224,732, Adjustable window cornice
   * 1883-01-16, #270,851, Cornice
   * 1886-09-21, #349,525, Pole tip
   * 1892-08-30, #481,720, Curtain rod
   * 1893-09-12, #505,008, Supporting bracket

His grandson, Charles Scottron, played for the Smart Set Athletic Club basketball team, one of the Black Fives teams, which were basketball leagues in the period between 1900 and 1940, when racial segregation was institutionalized, in which African-American players in New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Pittsburgh, and later other cities, engaged in community-based and inter-city leagues and rivalries.

Scottron's daughter, actress Edna Louise Scottron, was the mother of noted singer Lena Horne.

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Samuel Raymond Scottron's Timeline

February 1843
Philadelphia, PA, USA
December 1862
Age 19
New York, Kings County, New York, United States
September 1865
Age 22
Brooklyn, Kings, NY, USA
March 1869
Age 26
New York, Kings County, New York, United States
April 1871
Age 28
New York, Kings County, New York, United States
December 1875
Age 32
New York, Kings County, New York, United States
Age 61
New York, Kings, New York, United States