Thomas Edison

American Inventor

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February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931

Early Life of Thomas Edison

  • Born in Milan, Ohio but moved to Michigan at the age of 7
  • Went to school for a short time because he did so poorly. His mother taught him at home
  • Worked as a "news butcher" selling fruits, snacks and newspapers at the train station

Interesting Facts

Family Life


  • Thomas Alva Edison is born in Milan, Ohio on February 11, in 1847. His parents are Samuel and Nancy Elliott Edison.
  • On Christmas Day Edison marries Mary Stilwell, who works in his Newark shop. They will have three children: daughter Marion and sons Thomas Alva, Jr., and William
  • First wife died in 1884 and he remarried Mina Miller in 1886 and had three more children Madeleine, Charles and Theodore.
  • Edison dies at his home, Glenmont, on October 18, at the age of 84


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