Haven, Connecticut in 1800. Charles was
the oldest child in his family and had
four brothers and a sister. He married
Clarissa Beecher in 1824. The y had 6
children, Ellen ,Cynthia, Sarah, a un-
named child, Charles Jr. ,and William .

son William died at 3 Yr. Most of his life
with his first wife and children were in
poverty . He remarried after the death of
his first wife to Fanny Wardeell of
London England. Charles died on July
1, 1860 himself a poor man ,the way he
Charles had an average education .He
went to high school but not college. He
did do an apprenticeship in New York in
a hardware store. Charles was very
influenced in his early childhood by his
fathers interest in inventing things. His
father experimented with new types of
pitchforks, etc. Charles did not have
In 1821, he worked with his father
in a hardware business. This business
failed in 1830 The y tried to expand to
quickly causing them to go bankrupt.
rubber and inventing new things. India
rubber was not used in industry because
of the adhesives of the surface. It was too
sticky when hot and too brittle when
cold. Goodyear spent most of his life in
limited usefulness to industry. Rubber
products melted in hot weather, froze
and cracked in cold, and adhered to
everything. One day, one of Good years
early experiments was that he discovered
workable. But his big breakthrough was
rubber mixed with sulfur on a hot stove.
Goodyears discovery of what came to be
rubber so it could be applied .Goodyear
achieved very little recognition fo r
before he died. He had a few companies
using his process and was earning some
money . He was satisfied knowing that
come true. Today the Goodyear Medal
vulcanization process, and is awarded
to honor individuals for outstanding
on today is the use of rubber for a wide
range of products including tires .

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Rubber is also used for other things such
as ……..mouse balls and for the little
buttons on TVclickers. (thank good ness
for rubber) Without rubber we would
still be wearing leather(ect.) soled
patented vulcanization strengthened
rubberso it could be used for a variety
of industrial uses, including automobile
tires eventually. Rubber also helped
make one of my favorites, snowmobile
tracks so I can go snowmobileing with
my dad at our camp in Vermont. I dont
know what I would do without rubber.
Rubber changed ways of transportation
many occasions because he had overdue
debts that he could not pay. Charles
Goodyear didnt invent the tire yet he
has one of the biggest tire companies in
Good year had other inventions besides
vulcanization he also invented along
with his father improved pitchforks.



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