Edison dies at age eighty four in New Jersey from Diabetes Mellitus. He dies in his home with his wife, having more patents in the United States than any other inventor of his time. In Edison’s last moments, his wife asks if he is suffering.
No, just waiting. It’s very beautiful over there.
Edison is born to Samuel and Nancy Edison in Milan, Ohio. Edison performs poorly at school, and is only formally schooled for three months, after which his mother homeschools him.
My mother was the making of me. She was so true, so sure of me; and I felt I had something to live for, someone I must not disappoint.