Thomas Edison Contribution To Life

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Inventor, electricinist, and scientist are three words that describe Thomas Edison. Many people know that Thomas Edison was the inventor of the light bulb, but he was so much more. As a well known inventor, Edison showed Americans that electricity could benefit many people in their daily lives. His legacy showed everyone that hard work is never a waste. The origin of Thomas Edison’s call to change began when his mother started homeschooling him after he overheard his school teacher calling him addled. Edison’s family had a great impact on his career and achievements. Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio to Samuel and Nancy Edison. (Henstra, p. 98) He was the 7th and last child the Edison family would have. Before he was born, three of his older siblings had already passed away. (Dolan, p. 15) This age gap between his siblings would make him more independent and mischievous. His family was not the only thing that impacted him, there were many other elements that brought his legacy to life.…show more content…
While he was in his youth, he suffered from an ear infection caused by scarlet fever. (Markham, p. 6) Over the next few years, he began to notice some problems with his hearing after that experience. His hearing would continue to deteriorate until he would become almost completely deaf as an adult. Despite his hearing problem Edison was still able to master and improve the telegraph. (Dolan, p. 98) “I may never give up, for I may have a streak of luck before I die,” this quote shows that Thomas Edison would never give up when he has a goal to
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