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Thomas Edison Thomas Alva Edison born in Milan Ohio is one of the greatest inventers and masterminds of our time On February 111847 an intellectual hero was born He will discover and developed what is known as electricity By far I believe this was his most notorious discovery Thomas lived in Milan for the majority of his child hood He had six brothers and sisters three of which died as young children His mother Nancy was a teacher and was known to be a very sweet and gentle person His father however had a hot head and a short temper This same man rebelled against the Canadian government and forced to flee the immediate area Thomass middle name Alva was given to him after his fathers friends name People soon began to call him Al for short Al was a very intelligent person and concentrated on what he was doing at the time very hard However he was very absent-minded and forgot about almost everything quite often For example when Al was younger he and another boy were swimming in a canal The boy began to scream for he was drowning but Al was not paying attention He went home to bed Another case of Als absent-mindedness was when he went to the bank to cash a forty thousand-dollar check He completely forgot his name When Al turned seven he and his family moved to Port Huron Almost immediately after he had arrived he came down with Scarlet fever Because of his extreme illness he missed school for an entire year When Al returned to school he overheard a conversation between two teachers The teachers said that Edison boy is addled he cant learn the next day his mother went to the school and said I will teach him myself He wont be coming here anymore As Al grew older he began to experiment with electricity He attempted to create friction
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