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 Thomas Alva “Dash” Edison Jr.

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Thomas Alva “Dash” Edison Jr.

Birth
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 25 Aug 1935 (aged 59)
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Section T, Lot 10
Memorial ID 13619086 View Source

**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 ID: 13619086
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13619086/thomas-alva-edison : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Alva “Dash” Edison Jr. (10 Jan 1876–25 Aug 1935), Find a Grave Memorial ID 13619086, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by CJ (contributor 28947955) .