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“Thomas Edison”

“I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others, I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.” Thomas Edison once said. Thomas Alva Edison was one of America's greatest inventors. He was known for inventing the light bulb, phonograph, telegraph, and also work with electricity (“Edison” 78).
Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847. Edison was the youngest out of Sam and Nancy's seven children. Edison grew up in Milan, Ohio. Later he and his parent's move to Port Huron, Michigan for better fortune. (“Biography of Thomas Edison ”). 1854, Edison started school, he was to poor to finish, so his mother took him out and home schooled him.
In 1859, young Edison took on a job selling newspaper and candy on the Grand Trunk Railroad to Detroit. At the age of twelve, Edison lost almost all his hearing. People started blaming the conductor for the accident. (“Biography”)
Thomas A. Edison was-known for being a hero in 1862 for saving a three-year-old from a boxcar. For helping the young child, J.U. Mackenzie, taught Edison railroad telegraphy as a reward. (“Edison” 78), That winter, he took a job as a telegraph operator in Port Huron. 1868 Thomas moved to Boston , where he worked in the Western Union office as a telegraph operator.
In the middle of 1869, Edison moved to New York City. Edison did not have a place to stay so one of his close friends, Franklin L. Pope, allowed Edison to sleep in a room at Samuel Law's Gold

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Indicator Company where he was employed.
Later that year Edison, Franklin L. Pope, and James Ashley started an organization called The “Pope and Edison Company.” During that time Edison was getting improvements on the telegraph. Also Edison established the Newark Telegraph Works in Newark, New Jersey with William Unger to manufacture stock…...

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