Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Alva was born on 11.02.1847 to Samuel Ogden Edison (1804 - 1896) and Nancy Matthews Elliott (1810 - 1871).
He was born in Milan, Ohio, U.S..
He died on 18.10.1931 as 84 years old in West Orange. Note: Diabetic coma

Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.


wife Mary Stilwell

Mary and Thomas Alva married on 25.12.1871
Mary was 8 years younger than Thomas Alva.
Date of birth: 1855
She died on 09.08.1884, at the age of 29. Note: unknown causes: possibly from a brain tumor or a morphine overdose
Children: Marion Estelle Edison (1873 - 1965), Thomas Alva Edison (1876 - 1935), William Leslie Edison (1878 - 1937).

Origin of the name Mary - Usual English form of Maria, the Latin form of the New Testament Greek names Μαρι&..

wife Mina Miller

Mina was 39 years younger than Thomas Alva.
Mina was born on 1886 to Lewis Miller (13.12.1829 - 17.02.1899) and Mary Valinda Alexander.
Her father died on 17.02.1899. Mina was 12 years old then.
She died on 1931, at the age of 45.
Children: Madeleine Edison (1888 - 1979), Charles Edison (1890 - 1969), Theodore Miller Edison (1898 - 1992).
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