Thomas Edison

Thomas Alva Edison

Who is your scientist?

My scientist is Thomas Alva Edison.

What year was Thomas Edison or and when did he die?

He was born in Milan, OH on February 11, 1847 and died in West Orange, NJ on October 18, 1931.

Some background information ?

When he was young he spent a lot of time exploring the town and woods by his house. He spent short periods of time at school because he was mostly tutored by his mom. He was married to Mary Sitwell for 13 years. Then he was married to Mina Miller till he died.He started out as a newsboy and when he turned 16 he became a telegrapher and went to a lot of different cities. He tried to make a machine to speed up voting but failed and moved to New York.

Why is he famous? What did he accomplish to help us?

He's famous for being an inventor. He made the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.

Fun facts

  • His favorite holiday is the 4th of July
  • His favorite food was pie
  • He hated to take baths