| Edison's life in Port Huron was bitter. He was partially deaf since a young age, and became became a telegraph operator after he saved Jimmie Mackenzie from being struck by a runaway train. Jimmie's father, station agent J.U. Mackenzie of Mount Clemens, Michigan, was so grateful that he took Edison as an apprentice and trained him as a telegraphoperator. Edison's deafness helped him as it blocked out noises and prevented Edison from hearing the telegrapher sitting next to him.One of Edison's mentors during those early years was a fellow telegrapher and inventor named Franklin Leonard Pope, who allowed the then broke youth to live and work in the basement of his Elizabeth, New Jersey home.On December 25, 1871, he married Mary Stilwell, and theyhad three children, Marion Estelle Edison, Thomas Alva Edison, Jr., and William Leslie Edison. His wife Mary died in 1884. On February 24, 1886, he married 19 year old Mina Miller. They had an additional three children, Madeleine Edison, Charles Edison (who took over the company upon his father's death) and Theodore Edison. |
Thomas Edison died on Oct. 18th, 1931 in New Jersey at the age of 84years. ProjectShum Production |
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Thomas Alva Edison |
"Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." - Thomas Alva Edison, Harper's Monthly (1932). |
Birth | February 11, 1847
Milan , Ohio , USA |
Death | October 18, 1931 (84 years)
West Orange, New Jersey , USA |Nationality | U.S. |
Country | Inventor, scientist, businessman |
Known for | Incandescent , Phonograph |
Spouse | Mary Stilwell (1871-1884)
Mina Edison (1886-1931) |
Thomas Alva Edison ( Milan , United States , February 11, 1847 - West Orange, USA, October 18, 1931) was a businessman and a prolific inventor who patented more American than a thousand inventions (during his adultlife every fifteen invention days) and helped to give both U.S. and Europe , the technology profiles of the contemporary world: the electrical, telephone system viable, the phonograph , movies, etc..
Content [ocultar] * 1 Biography * 1.1 The start of his career * 1.2 The Western Union * 1.3 First Patent * 2 The Wizard of Menlo Park * 3 See also * 4 References *5 Bibliography * 6 External links |
His family emigrated from Amsterdam in the 1830's and settled in the Passaic River in New Jersey. John Edison, the inventor grandfather, joined the camp of the British during the War of Independence and the end of it, took refuge in Nova Scotia. After a while he moved to Canada to reside in Bangham, in the areaof Lake Erie . When the rebellion broke out Canada in the year 1837 , Samuel Edison (inventor father) joined the insurgents. Once again the family was forced to flee to the United States.
In 1840 Samuel Edison established a small lumberyard in Milan, Ohio. Before the family settled in Milan, Nancy, a Canadian of Scottish descent, had four children. Subsequently had three more, but died three...