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Thomas Alva EdisonThomas Alva Edison was one of the greatest inventors He was a smart man Thomas invented many things such as the light bulb and phonograph Without the light bulb we would still be using candles and lanterns like they did many years ago Although Thomas was deaf he Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11 1847 in Milan Ohio He had many family members He had a father named Samuel Odgen Edison and a mother named Nancy Elliott Edison Thomas mother pulled him from school because Thomas teacher called him aretard Nancy Edison taught her son at home Thomas has six siblings and he was the youngest child in the Edison family Thomas was interested in many things as a child At age twelve Thomas got a job at the Grand Trunk Railroad While working at Grand Trunk Railroad Thomas was a typesetter press operator editor and publisher of his very own newspaper called the Herald Thomas got his news for his newspaper from telegraphers at other train stations Thomas liked many things but mathematics was not one of them He enjoyed reading books about science and philosophy His favorite book ever was Isaac Newtowns Principia Mathematica Thomas was interested in inventing the light bulb Thomas was a scientist as a kid He like to test many things When he was young he built a laboratory in the familys basement Thomas did experiments he found in science books and got jars and chemicals for experiments from local shopkeepers Thomas also used a spare train car for another laboratoryThomas studied books on mechanics manufacturing and chemistry at the public library He spent a long time studying Newtowns Principles He also read lots of books such as Gibbons Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Humes History of England Sears History of the World Burtons Anatomy of Melancholy Thomas Edison invented the light bulb In October of 1879 Edisonpatented his incandescent lamp Edison and
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