By Nancy Finau
Morse code is a method of transmitting text information as a series of on-off tones, light
or clicks that can be directly understood by a skilled listener or observer without special equipment. In 1844, Morse sent his first telegraph message, from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore Maryland; by 1866 a telegraph line had been laid across the Atlantic ocean from the U.S. to Europe. Morse code was once widely used world over by almost everyone needing distant communication. Military, overseas shipping and the railroad relied on Morse code to provide reliable messages via wires. Communication today relies upon satellites, a complex grid and advanced technology to speed message rapidly World-wide.
Who invented Morse code?
Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter who turned inventor. Already well known as a portrait painter in his middle age he contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs, was a co-inventor of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
Born: April 27Th 1791 in Boston Massachsettes United states
Died: April 2Nd 1872 New York city United states
Samuel Morse studied at: Yale university, Phillips Academy, Royal Academy, Yale college
Childeren: Susan Morse, Charles Morse, William Morse, Cornelia Morse, James Morse and Edward Morse
Elizabeth Ann Finley Breese
Elizabeth Ann Finley Breese married jedidiah morse in May 14, 1789 about the time of his installation as pastor of the First Church of Charlestown, Mass.; and died in New Haven, Conn., May 28, 1828.
Born: September. 29, 1766
Died: Date unknown
Jedidiah Morse was a notable geographer whose textbooks became a staple for students in the United States.
Born: July 23, 1761
Died: June 9, 1826
Elizabeth and jedidiah's childern: Samuel morse