Thursday, 11 April 2013

Descriptive Writing: Thomas Alva Edison Sr.

Thomas Alva Edison Sr.
Thomas was an American inventor and a businessman. Before he died, he gave us the phonograph, the transmitter for the telephone speaker, an improved long-lasting light bulb and key elements of motion-picture apparatus, as well as other bright inventions.

Mr. Edison had white thin hair. He wore big black old eyeglasses. He was as big as Mr Noble. He wears suit always. He was cheeky and he had fair skin. When he was a kid he is chubby. He’s a person who’s concentrate at his work. He has a low voice. Thomas has a hearing problem on his early age.He was a person who want’s to learn new and more things.

Early life
Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio and grew up in Port Huron, Michigan. He is the seventh and the last child of Samuel Ogden Edison Jr. and Nancy Matthews Elliot.

Mr. Edison was a poor student. In school, Mr. Edison’s teacher called him addled so her mother took him out from the school and his mum proceeded to teach him at home. Edison said “my mother was the making of me”.

Edison’s family moved to Port Huron, Michigan, his life there was not that good there.
When he was 12 yrs. old, he was selling candy and newspaper on the train station. He was also selling vegetables to supplement his income. He was publishing a small newspaper ,called the Grand Trunk Herald.

Edison wasn't the one who invented the lightbulb but instead he made it even better by using a carbon filament or strip coiled and he connected it to the platina contact wires.

In 1868, Thomas moved to Boston where he worked in the Western Union office and worked even more on his inventions.

In 1869, Edison resigned to his job and developed his first invention, an improved stock ticker. The Gold and Stock Telegraph Company was impressed so they paid Thomas $40, 000. Edison was just 22 that time.

In 1870, Thomas Edison set-up his own laboratory in New Jersey.

Private Life
On December 25, 1871, Edison married Mary Stilwell. She was an employee at one of his shops. They had three children named Marion Estelle Edison, Thomas Alva Edison Jr., and William Leslie Edison. Mary Edison died at the age of 29 on August 9, 1884 possibly from a brain tumor or a morphine overdose.

On February 24, 1886 at the age of 39, Edison married Mina Miller in Akron, Ohio. She was the daughter of the inventor Lewis Miller. They had three children named
Madeleine Edison, Charles Edison and Theodore Edison.

Thomas died at the age of 84 on October 18, 1931 in Llewellyn Park, New Jersey because of diabetes complications.  The country dimmed their lights in his honor on the day of his funeral.

Without Thomas Edison, life without a good lighting is. Thomas’s inventions changed the way our world worked, he gave us some of our most prized conveniences-electricity, batteries, and even a way to listen to music. Mr. Edison got about 13 or more awards. Thomas Edison was a person who doesn’t give up easily.
He was a person who wants to learn new things and experiment to create new things.

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