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Edison, Thomas Alva (1847–1931) Reference library
Thomas Alva Edison was born in Milan, Ohio on 11 February 1847, the son of Samuel and Nancy Edison
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(1847–1931), inventor and business entrepreneur.
Thomas Alva Edison was born in Milan, Ohio, but moved with his family to Port Huron, Michigan, at age seven. He was educated mostly at home by his mother, a former schoolteacher. At twelve, he organized a team of boys to sell sandwiches and newspapers on the train to ...
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(1847–1931) American physicist and inventor
Edison was born in Milan, Ohio, and was taught at home by his mother – he had been expelled from school as ‘retarded’, perhaps because of his deafness. From the age of seven he lived in Port Huron, Michigan, and when he was twelve years old began to spend much of his time on the railroad between Port Huron and Detroit, selling candy and newspapers to make money. However, he was also fascinated by the telegraph system, designing his own experiments and training himself in telegraphy. He became a casual worker on telegraphy (...