Nice bio at Ancestry Magazine online:
But in other ways, Farnsworth’s achievements have gone largely unnoticed. He is said to be "one of the greatest, yet least publicized scientists of our generation." In an age where technology seems to grow from a team of engineers in a corporate plant, we find it difficult to believe that one great mind full of bright ideas could conceive of such an idea of television in a hay field at the young age of fourteen.
Philo Farnsworth’s name, after a lifetime of hard work but often unrecognized success, deserves to be forever linked with the title, father of television. For, indeed, that is who he is.