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William Pitt Edison (1832 - 1891)

William Pitt "Pitt" Edison
Born in Vienna, Elgin, Ontario, Canadamap
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Husband of — married 11 Sep 1856 in Erie, Ohio, United Statesmap
Died at age 58 in Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michiganmap
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"Older brother of Thomas Alva Edison. Born in Vienna, Ontario, he moved with his family to Milan, Ohio, and then to Port Huron, Michigan. He married Ellen Jean Holihan on Thursday, September 11, 1856. They had two children; Nellie Marion (Poyer) and Charles Pitt. He was Superintendent of the Port Huron & Gratiot Street Railway Company and its successor, the Port Huron Railway Company. Thomas owned stock in these companies, which he sold when Pitt retired as superintendent in 1883. The famous inventor also invested in the Sarnia Street Railway Company, of which Pitt served as Secretary."

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Title: 1850 United States Federal Census
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Publication: Online publication - Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the
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"Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XDLB-5YL : 26 August 2019), William P. Edison and Ellen Holihan, 25 Sep 1856; citing Marriage, Erie, Ohio, United States, bk 3, p 276, Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society, Columbus; FHL microfilm.

"United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWDY-FWR : 19 March 2020), William P Edison, 1860.

"United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHC6-X6D : 19 March 2020), Wm P Edison, 1870.

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW36-F7Y : 14 August 2017), William P Edison, Port Huron, St Clair, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district ED 388, sheet 398A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,605.

Son's death record names parents: "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3NG-1QM : 2 April 2020), Willliam P. Edison in entry for Charles P. Edison, 19 Oct 1879; citing p 104 rn 2704, Paris, France, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2,363,667.

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