Thomas Edison

Kaylee Putnam

Thomas Edison

Born- February 11, 1847

  • Died- October 18, 1931

    • Spouse(s) Mina Miller (1886–1931), Mary Stilwell (1871–1884)

      Children: Theodore Miller Edison, Charles Edison, William Leslie Edison, Madeleine Edison, Thomas Alva Edison Jr., and Marion Estelle Edison



      • Around the age of twelve, Edison lost almost all his hearing. There are several theories as to what caused his hearing loss. Some attribute it to the aftereffects of scarlet fever which he had as a child. Others blame it on a conductor boxing his ears after Edison caused a fire in the baggage car, an incident which Edison claimed never happened. Edison himself blamed it on an incident in which he was grabbed by his ears and lifted to a train.


    Thomas Edison's Inventions

    Significance

    The significance of Thomas' Inventions

    All of his inventions are significant because we still use them, Even though they don't look exactly the same they still have the same meaning. light-bulb- we use that everywhere. school, home, grocery store, ect.

    Motion Pictures- We don't use the same building that moves with the sun but we do use use this in the movie theater

    phonograph- its modified but its still our cellphone in a different format.