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Thomas Alva Edison.

Thomas Alva Edison.

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THOMAS ALVA EDISON
 
 
THOMAS ALVA EDISON
Thomas Edison'sforebears lived in NewJersey until their loyaltyto the British crownduring the AmericanRevolution drove them toNova Scotia, Canada.From there, later generations relocated toOntario and fought theAmericans in the War of 1812. Edison's mother,Nancy Elliott, wasoriginally from New Yorkuntil her family moved toVienna, Canada, whereshe met Sam Edison, Jr.,whom she later married. When Sam becameinvolved in anunsuccessfulinsurrection in Ontario inthe 1830s, he was forcedto flee to the UnitedStates and in 1839 theymade their home inMilan, Ohio.
Thomas Edison, 1878.Photo courtesy of U. S.Department of Interior, NationalPark Service
 
 
Birth of Thomas Alva Edison
Thomas Alva Edison was born to Samand Nancy on February 11, 1847, inMilan, Ohio. Known as "Al" in his youth,Edison was the youngest of sevenchildren, four of whom survived toadulthood. Edison tended to be in poor health when young.
To seek a better fortune, Sam Edisonmoved the family to Port Huron,Michigan, in 1854, where he worked inthe lumber business.

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