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Thomas Edison

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Born- In Milan, on 11 February 1847 AD
Death-On Oct 18, 1931 AD, in West Orange, New Jersey

Everything Else
Nationality-American
Education-Cooper Union (1875–1879)
Employment-Bar Tender, Elected to Virginia House of Burgess, etc.
Family
Mother-Nancy Matthews Elliott
Father- Brothers: Samuel Ogden Edison
Siblings-William Pitt Edison, Samuel Ogden Edison, Carlin Snow Edison. Sister: Harriett Ann, Marion Wallace Edison, Eliza Smith Edison.
Children-Charles Edison, Theodore Miller Edison, Marion Estelle Edison, Thomas Alva Edison Jr., Madeleine Edison, William Leslie Edison
Wives-Mina Miller and Mary Stilwell
Death and Birth
Childhood
Who Guided Them
Cooper Union (1875–1879)
What obstacles did they have to ever come
Who encourage Thomas Edison
Siblings and Parents, also books lead him to science.
Background Data
Upbringing
Factors that encouraged them
Thomas Edison Famous Scientist
Websites
By: Sydney Wells and Juliana Peterson
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/thomas-edison-4395.php
http://chrisamericanhistory.tripod.com/id1.html
http://chrisamericanhistory.tripod.com/id1.html
http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/signers/jefferson.htm
http://www.thomasedison.com/biography.html#age11
http://www.biography.com/people/thomas-edison-9284349#final-years
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/09/thomas-edison-facts/
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Thomas_Edison
http://www.patentdrafting.com/edison.htm
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/09/thomas-edison-facts/
http://www.thomasedison.com/quotes.html
Person Experiences
Thomas had fondness in Shakespeare's plays lead him to briefly consider becoming an actor. He had spent time on it but soon had to walk away from it.
Tom especially enjoyed reading and reciting poetry.

Interest in world history and English literature.

His rather "worldly" and roguish father, Samuel, encouraged him to read the great classics, giving him a ten cents reward for each one he completed.

Key contributions
Notable Hobbies
-Liked to look at the stars every night when they were there
-Like to draw, act and read
-Like to build things
How their discovering is used today
Interesting Facts
Notable Qualities
Notable Life Experiences
Notable Interests
Light Bulb-We wouldn't have electricity with out the light bulb. So you wouldn't be able to see in the dark unless you had a candle or something like that.
The End
1. Teacher Thought Edison was "Addled"
2. Edison Built His First Lab at the Age of 10
3. Edison Was Deaf and He Liked It That Way!
4. Edison Saved a Boy From a Runaway Train
5. Edison's First Patented Invention was a Flop
6. Edison Proposed Marriage ... by Morse Code!
7. Edison Has a Mysterious Tattoo on His Arm
8. The Edison Invention That Killed
9. Edison's Quirky Invention: the Concrete House
10. Electrocuting an Elephant
11. Was friends with Henry Ford
Thomas Edison liked to act
Thomas Edison wanted to change the lives of people forever and that was his key contribution.
12. Had his own Laboratory
Thomas Edison like to read
Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in the historic city of Milan (Ohio). His father was a versatile person and a man-of-all-work, while his mother was a teacher. Edison was mostly home schooled by his mother. Edison became a salesman of fruit, paper and other goods on the Grand Trunk Railroad at a tender age of 12. With the help of his tiny hand press in a trash car, he wrote and published the Grand Trunk Herald in 1862, which was sent to 400 railroad employees. The same year Thomas worked as a telegraph operator, trained by the father of a kid whose life he had saved. Edison was a tramp telegrapher, as he was exempted from military service due to his deafness. He was recruited in 1868 by Western Union Telegraph Company in Boston.
"My main purpose in life is to make enough money to create ever more inventions.... The dove is my emblem.... I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it.... I am proud of the fact that I have never invented weapons to kill...."
Thomas Edison had blonde hair
He also was gay (Don't mean the happy way)
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