Thomas Alva Edison

Biography Project for Mrs. Hemry's 8th grade Language Arts class
made by NH 3rd Hour

Born-Death Date

  • February 11, 1847-October 18, 1931




  • Invent the Light Bulb
  • Invented the gramophone
  • As a kid made his own telegraph

Significance Events of the Thomas Edison

  • Had a newspaper that was important to the Civil War and where the action was occurring.
  • Was made half-deaf by scarlet fever as a child.


  • Thomas Edison grew up in the small town of Milan, Ohio, which then he moved to      Port Huron, Michigan.
  • Thomas Edison was youngest of seven which four lived to adulthood.

Family Members Important to Him

  • Thomas' mother took him out of school and taught him better after his teacher told him he was addled.

Unique Facts

  • Thomas Edison was half-deaf
  • Tom would never stop asking questions until he knew how and could explain it to himself.
  • As a kid Thomas had a goose that he cared for named Lulu

Significance of Thomas Edison

  • Thomas Edison was a brilliant inventor and changed mankind forever with his invention of the light bulb

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