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, California, United Statesmap
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Field: electromagnetism, optical physics.

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

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

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

His children included: Albert Heminway Michelson, Beatrice Michelson, Dorothy Michelson, Elsa Michelson, Madeleine Michelson, Truman Michelson

He passed away in 1931 in California.


  • 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 no. 25254996, citing Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .
  • "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.
  • New York Passenger Lists
  • United States Census 1900, 1910, 1920 (Chicago)
  • United States Passport Applications 1921

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