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Thomas Edison - Wikipedia


Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and .... Franklin Leonard Pope, who allowed the impoverished youth to live and work in the basement of his El...

Thomas Edison - Inventor - Biography.com


On Biography.com, learn more about world-famous inventor Thomas Edison, including his multitudes of patents in technologies like the telegraph and light bulb.

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.

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 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 ...

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  ...

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 ...

SparkNotes: Thomas Edison: The Early Years of Thomas Edison


A summary of The Early Years of Thomas Edison in 's Thomas Edison. ... He was the youngest of seven children, only four of whom would live to adulthood. ... and its relocation, Edison did not start school until he was about eight years old.

Thomas Alva Edison | American inventor | Britannica.com


Oct 14, 2016 ... Thomas Edison, seen late in life in this video, was the most famous .... he did not hesitate to halt work in progress and turn off course in a new direction. ..... You may think you can't live without your tablet computer and your ...

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.