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Marion Estelle Edison Oeser
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Birth: Feb. 18, 1872
Newark
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Apr. 16, 1965
Bloomfield
Essex County
New Jersey, USA

**Thomas Alva Edison Sr's 1st Child**
Mary and Thomas Edison's first child was Marion Estelle, born on February 18, 1872. As a child, her nickname was "Dot," a reference to the Morse code used to send messages on telegraphs. Between her mother's death and her father's remarriage, 12-year-old Marion spent a great deal of time with her father. He even sent her out to buy his cigars. She claims to have seen Edison propose marriage to Mina Miller using Morse code.

Marion boarded at Somerville Seminary in Somerville, New Jersey, and Bradford Academy in Bradford, Massachusetts. In 1892 she married Karl Oscar Oeser, a German army lieutenant, and lived in Germany even through the First World War. Although she described her marriage as "one long drawn out honeymoon," it ended in divorce in 1921. She then returned to the United States, where she died on April 16, 1965.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Alva Edison (1847 - 1931)
  Mary Stilwell Edison (1855 - 1884)
 
 Siblings:
  Marion Estelle Edison Oeser (1872 - 1965)
  Thomas Alva Edison (1876 - 1935)*
  William Leslie Edison (1878 - 1937)*
  Madeleine Edison Sloane (1888 - 1979)**
  Charles Edison (1890 - 1969)**
  Theodore Miller Edison (1898 - 1992)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
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Unknown
 
Created by: Cherye Fogg Baldwin Linz...
Record added: Mar 14, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13618918
Marion Estelle <i>Edison</i> Oeser
Added by: Cherye Fogg Baldwin Linzer
 
 
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- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Oct. 23, 2014

- Ada from Norway
 Added: Aug. 26, 2014
Rest in Heavenly peace.
- William Neill
 Added: May. 24, 2014
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