Young Thomas Edison
I read the book Young Thomas Edison , by Sterling North. The book tells about
Edison's Young life and how he greatly succeeded through out the years. It tells about his
greatest inventions and Edisons Historic sites and how her became the greatest inventor
of all times.
Thomas Alva Edison was born of February of 1847, in Milan Ohio. He was the
seventh and last child of Nancy Edison and Samuel Edison. Thomas Alva Edison
inherited much of his intelligence from Nancy Elliot Edison. Nancy Edison would read
books to Thomas Edison about scientists. That's when Edison got interested in
When Thomas Alva Edison was ten, he and his family moved to a small town in
Purt, Hacon. There he had his own laboratory in the basement. At the age of eleven
Edison and his friend would raise ten acces of vegetables. Then they would plant them
and they would sell them around town. They wanted to earn money so they could give it
to the family. They wanted to do this because they had financial problems. When Thomas
Alva Edison was older he worked as a trainboy and would sell candies and newspapers.
One day Thomas Edison's father realized that Edison was deaf from one ear. Thomas
Edison became deaf from working on the locomotive. When Edison was working as a
trainboy he got the idea of inventing a telegraph.
When Edison was in his twenties he earned many patents by inventing the
lightball, telegram, telegraph and many more inventions. Edison's second wife was Mrs.
Mina Miller Edison. Edison had many chemical laboratories in his life. On 1931,
Thomas Alva died when he collapsed. By this his inventions we have are street lights,
phonographs and many other things.
I would really recommend this book to any one because Thomas Alva Edison is
one of the greatest inventors.
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