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Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and .... who allowed the impoverished youth to live and work in the basement of his Elizabeth, New Jersey, ho...

Thomas Edison - Inventor - Biography.com


Feb 5, 2016 ... Inventor Thomas Edison created such great innovations as the electric light bulb and the phonograph. ... Born on February 11, 1847, in Milan, Ohio, Thomas Edison rose from humble beginnings to work as an .... He never did.

Edison Biography - Thomas Edison National Historical Park (U.S. ...


Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio; the seventh and last ... Edison began working at an early age, as most boys did at the time.

A Brief Biography of Thomas Edison - National Park Service


Thomas Alva Edison was born February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio (pronounced MY -lan). In 1854 ... He did so poorly that his mother, a former teacher, taught her son at home. ... The inventions made here changed the way we live even today.

Life of Thomas Alva Edison - Inventing Entertainment: The Early ...


Thomas Alva Edison was born to Sam and Nancy on February 11, 1847, in Milan, Ohio. ... She was so true, so sure of me, and I felt I had some one to live for, some ... He did not let his disability discourage him, however, and often treated it as ...

Thomas Alva Edison Biography - The Edison Papers


Photo: Thomas A. Edison in his lab, 1901. Thomas Alva Edison was the most prolific inventor in American history. He amassed a record 1,093 patents covering  ...

Thomas Edison - Inventions - HISTORY.com


Find out more about the history of Thomas Edison, including videos, ... Known as the “Wizard of Menlo Park,” for the New Jersey town where he did some of his ...

A Brief Biography of Thomas Alva Edison | Thomas Edison Muckers


A Brief Biography of Thomas Alva Edison written by John D. Venable ... did more than any other one man to influence the industrial civilization in which we live. .... Before Edison did this, the process of invention was usually a one-man and ...

The Education of Thomas Edison | Foundation for Economic Education


Feb 1, 1995 ... Thus arose the legend that Thomas Alva Edison (born February 11, 1847) .... as he did in his youth, from Victor Hugo's novel Toilers of the Sea.

Biography - Thomas Edison


No one did more to shape the physical/cultural makeup of present day civilization ... And always made me feel I had someone to live for and must not disappoint.