Joseph C. Gayetty was born apparently in Massachusetts, but I can’t say for sure. The first record I could find was in the 1850 United States Census, stating he was born in 1817. In 1850, he was living in New York City, New York, he had married Margaret and had two young children. Ten years later he was still in New York City and had five children.
He invented something we all use and will continue to do so for the next foreseeable future. He was attacked as a quack by at least one medical society. He called his product “The Greatest Necessity of the Age”. By 1859, the business was located at 41 Ann Street in New York City. He died circa 1890’s but that is all I could find about him.
What you may not know about Joseph is that his invention/product with improvements of course, is used by us each and every day. They call it toilet paper, each sheet was made of pure Manila hemp paper also contained aloe as a lubricant, things have changed from the first roll.
Your day is worthwhile when you make someone smile, so give the free gift of a smile today.