Charles F. Brush

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Birthday
17, 1849
Birthplace
Euclid, OH
Death Date
Jun 15, 1929 (80)
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Birthday
17, 1849
Birthplace
Euclid, OH
Death Date
Jun 15, 1929 (80)

About

19th-century inventor who changed the world forever by creating street lights.

Before Fame

He earned a degree in engineering from the University of Michigan in the 1870s.

Trivia

He was able to develop his arc lights by patenting an early electrical generator in 1876.

Family Life

He was married to Mary Ellen Morris on October 6, 1875. The couple had three children: Edna, Helene, and Charles.

Associated With

He demonstrated his arc lights before Thomas Edison successfully tested the light bulb.