|Birth Day||March 29, 1853|
|Age||166 YEARS OLD|
Prolific inventor who teamed up with
He and his science teacher went into business together selling lamps.
He amassed almost 700 patents to his name over the course of his career.
He married Mary Louise Peck Thomson in 1884. The couple had four children.
His merger with Edison's company was financed by J.P. Morgan.