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 Thomas Alva “Dash” Edison, Jr

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Thomas Alva “Dash” Edison, Jr

  • Birth 10 Jan 1876 New Jersey, USA
  • Death 25 Aug 1935 Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Plot Section T, Lot 10
  • Memorial ID 13619086

**Thomas Alva Edison's 2nd child**
Thomas Alva, Junior, was born on January 10, 1876. Since his sister Marion was nicknamed "Dot," he was nicknamed "Dash." He boarded at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire and the J.M. Hawkins School in Staten Island, New York. He married stage actress Marie Louise Toohey in a secret ceremony in 1899, but the marriage ended within a year. His next marriage, to Beatrice Heyzer, endured.

After selling the use of his name to advertise "quack" medicines and dubious inventions, his father asked Tom Junior to change his name. This he did, briefly going by the name of Thomas Willard. His efforts at inventing and, later, starting a mushroom farm failed. His father told a friend about his oldest son, "I never could get him to go to school or work in the Laboratory. He is therefore absolutely illiterate scientifically and otherwise." He died on August 25, 1935


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  • Created by: CJ
  • Added: 14 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13619086
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Alva “Dash” Edison, Jr (10 Jan 1876–25 Aug 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13619086, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by CJ (contributor 28947955) .