Albert Michelson
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Albert Abraham Michelson (1852 - 1931)

Albert Abraham Michelson
Born in Strelno (now Strzelno), Prussia (now Poland)map
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1877 (to about 1897) [location unknown]
Died in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
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Albert Abraham Michelson was born at Strelno, Prussia on December 19, 1852, son of Samuel Michelson and Rozalia Przylubska.[1][2]

Field: electromagnetism, optical physics.

He received the Nobel Prize for Physics for his work on finding the speed of light.[3]

His first wife was Margaret Hemingway (m. 1877-1897).

They had:

  1. Albert Heminway
  2. Truman
  3. Elsa Elizabeth

His second spouse was Edna Stanton (m. 1899–1931).

They had:

  1. Beatrice Michelson.
  2. Dorothy Michelson.
  3. Madeleine Michelson.

He passed away on May 9, 1931 at Pasadena, California.[4]


  1. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 4 August 2021), Albert A Michelson, Precinct 1-2 Hyde Park Township Chicago city Ward 33, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1041, sheet 19A, family 247, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,287.
  2. "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 March 2018), Albert A Michelson, 1921; citing Passport Application, Illinois, United States, source certificate #133034, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925, 1471, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. Albert Michelson, Nobel Prize
  4. "California Death Index, 1905-1939," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 November 2017), Albert A Michelson, 1931; citing 26874, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento; FHL microfilm 1,686,049.

See Also:

  • LDS Family Search:
  • Find A Grave, database and images  : accessed 26 September 2018), memorial page for Albert Abraham Michelson (19 Dec 1852–9 May 1931), Find A Grave: Memorial #25254996, citing Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .
  • New York Passenger Lists
  • United States Census 1900, 1910, 1920 (Chicago)
  • Albert A. Michelson Biography,TheFamousPeople website, at: (accessed 26 Sep 2018).
  • Wikidata: Item Q127234, en:Wikipedia help.gif

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