DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Abraham Pineo Gesner (aged 66)
Canadian physician and geologist
Abraham Pineo Gesner, (May 2, 1797 – April 29, 1864) was a Canadian physician and geologist who invented kerosene. Gesner was born in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia (now called Chipmans Corner) and lived much of his life in Saint John, New Brunswick. He died in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was an influential figure in the development of the study of Canadian geology and natural history.