Born February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio
Died October 18, 1931 (aged 84) in West Orange, New
Parents are, Samuel Ogden Edison, Jr. (1804–1896) and
Nancy Matthews Elliott (1810–1871)
Famous for the Edison Light bulb
Mary Stillwell was Edison’s first wife. She died in 1884. They had
He married Mina Miller in 1886 and had three more children.
Did very poorly in school; teachers believed that he was
stupid and had learning disability so his mother decided to
home school him
The impact of the light bulb
In 1879 Edison invented the light bulb
The light bulb did not only provide light for us to see
when there is darkness.
If Edison did not invent the light bulb we would not
have cell phones, TV’s, computers, and iPods.
Made working conditions safer
Gave better light
Before the light bulb candles were used as a source of
Edison Built His First Lab at the Age of 10
Edison Proposed Marriage … by Morse Code!
He became deaf at the age of 12 and liked it that way
Saved a 3 yr. old Jimmie MacKenzie from a running
Edison’s First Patented Invention was a Flop
Teacher Thought Edison was "Addled"