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Thomas Alva Edison

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Alex Crisman

on 7 December 2012

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Thomas Alva Edison By Alex Crisman Thomas Edison was an inventor and known for many of his great inventions. His most famous invention was the Incandescent Lamp, using the electric light bulb. It was created in 1879 with the first electric company created a year before. Thomas Edison was born February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. His nationalities are Canadian/ American. His occupation for a living was being an inventor. He died Ocotber 18, 1931 in West Orange, New Jersey. Marriages Edison was first married December 25, 1871 to Mary Stilwell. They had 3 children together (Thomas, William, and Marion) but Mary sadly died 1884. Children Thomas Edison had many children during his time. He had 6 all together with his 2 wives (Mary and Marion). Thomas had 4 boys, Thomas Alava, William L, Charles, and Theodore. But then Edison also had 2 girls, Marion Estell and Medeleine. Inventions Childhood Birth and Death Works Cited Thomas Edison Award The Thomas Edison award was created and given to any company or indivual to come up with the best new electronics and inventions, 2012 recipent was LG Electronics for the LG Cinema 3D Education Early Adult Years "Thomas Alva Edison". Gale Encyclopedia Of U.s. Economic History. Ed. Thomas Carson and Mary Bonk. Detroit: Gale, 1999. Nov. "Thomas Alva Edison" Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998 Nov. 2012 Cokeley, Sarah. Edisons Light Bulb." American History 47.4 (2012). Gale Biogrpahy In Context. Web. 28 Nov. 2012 "LG Electronics Wins 2012 Edison Award" Entertainment close- up. May 3, 2012 "Thomas Alva Edison." Dictionary of American Biogrpahy. New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1994. The Edison was married a second time in 1886, to Marion Estell. Together they also had 3 children (Charles, Theodore, and Madeleine) Edison was also known for his most original idea, the phonograph. It was created in 1877 and by 1890 there was more than 80 patents using this device. Thomas Edison was the youngest of 7 of Samuel and Nancy Edison. By age 10, Thomas had his first chemistrey lab in his parents basement and by age 12 had his first job. Lacking in his studies, Edison left his elementary school and begain home schooling by his mother. When Thomas Edison was first getting out in the world he met 2 other people with the same interests as him, Franklin L. Pope and James N. Ashley. Together they formed Pope, Edison, and Friends. Called themselve electrical engineers.
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