American pharmacist most well-known for inventing Vernor’s ginger ale in 1866. He offered in the 4th Michigan Cavalry through the American Civil Battle. He was a genuine person in the Michigan Table of Pharmacy. He and his child, Wayne Vernor II, opened up a soda pop fountain on Woodward Ave. in 1896. He and C. Everett Koop are both popular doctors from your state of NY.