When Edison died in , at the age of 84, Herbert Hoover was President and we were in the middle of the Great Depression. During his lifetime Edison saw the United States engaged in two major wars: the Civil War when he was a teenager, and World War I when he was an adult and appointed to assist the Secretary of the Navy. Jun 05, · Thomas Edison’s Early Life Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, , in Milan, Ohio. He was the seventh and last child born to Samuel Edison Jr. and Nancy Elliott Edison, and would be one.
Apr 28, · In Edison married year-old Mary Stilwell, who was an employee at one of his businesses. During their year marriage, they had three children, Marion, Thomas and William, who himself. Thomas formed many partnerships and developed his products for the highest bidder. In , He married year old Mary Stilwell, who was an employee at one of his businesses. During their 13 year marriage they had 3 children, Marlon, Thomas and, William who also became an inventor.
Feb 07, · Thomas Edison, in full Thomas Alva Edison, (born February 11, , Milan, Ohio, U.S.—died October 18, , West Orange, New Jersey), American inventor who, singly or jointly, held a world record 1, patents. In addition, he created the world’s first industrial research laboratory. Thomas Edison died At 9 P.M. On Oct. 18th, in New Jersey. He was 84 years of age. Shortly before passing away, he awoke from a deep coma to the strains of his favorite composer, Bethoven, that were softly emanating from his favorite phonograph.