Marion "Dot" Estelle Oeser

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Marion "Dot" Estelle Oeser (Edison)

Birthdate: (93)
Birthplace: Menlo Park, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
Death: April 16, 1965 (93)
Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor and Mary Jane Edison
Wife of Karl Oscar Oeser
Sister of Thomas "Dash" Alva Edison, Jr. and William Leslie Edison
Half sister of Madeleine Sloan; Charles Edison and Theodore Miller (Ted) Edison

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About Marion "Dot" Estelle Oeser

Marion Estelle Edison had the nickname "Dot." When her brother was growing up, he showed an interest in Morse Code, and picked up the nickname "Dash.

Marion Estelle Edison was the firstborn child of Thomas Alva Edison and his first wife Mary Jane Stilwell (1855-1884), who married the inventor and entrepreneur in 1872. From this marriage her two brothers came from: Thomas Alva Edison, Jr. , and William Leslie Edison (1873-1937). The parents moved in 1876 with the children to Menlo Park , but in 1884 the mother died suddenly of typhoid, so Marion Estelle age of eleven very independently supported the father. She received in her childhood nicknamed "Dot" in reference to the Morse code in telegraphy .

After her mother's death Marion developed a very close relationship with her ​​father. Two years later (1886) married Edison, the eighteen year old Mina Miller (1865-1947), who bore him three children: Madeleine Edison (1888-1979), Charles Edison (1890-1969) and Theodore Miller Edison (1898-1992). Marion Estelle's half-brother Charles was later (1941-1944) the 42nd Governor of the State of New Jersey . Soon developed severe family differences that tried to mediate the father repeatedly between the daughter from his first marriage, Marion and her only five years older stepmother Mina. Marion Estelle as the oldest of the siblings completed during this time, "Summerville Seminary" (New Jersey) and then the "Bradford Academy" ( Massachusetts ). Since the contrasts between the two young women could not be eliminated, Marion Estelle went in spring 1894 ado to Europe, first to Vienna , then to the Wilhelmine-imperial Germany and stayed in Dresden , Ebersbach / Sat and town Neusalza, since 1920 Spremberg .

On the trip from Vienna to Dresden, the capital of the kingdom of Saxony, she became ill surprising to Browse (smallpox) and was admitted to a hospital in Dresden, where she of the Alberti Nero gestures sister was lovingly cared Luise Jüchzer. After Marion Estelle's recovery the Albertinerin took the young American with her ​​sister to Ebersbach, so she could continue to recover there. Since Sister Luise also the wife Bertha of the prestigious and well-known Upper Lusatia had printshop owner and publisher Hermann Oeser from Neusalza maintained a long time, Marion was through the mediation of the nun soon inclusion in this befitting family. Here she met the oldest son of the family, the thirty-year officer Oscar Oeser, know that for a long time was then staying at his family home on leave. Oeser was at that time a lieutenant and adjutant in the Infantry Regiment "Crown Prince" (5th Royal Saxon) No. 104 , location Chemnitz . In September 1894 took place in Neusalza the engagement in the presence of Marion's relatives from America, which brought the consent of her father.

However, as was Thomas Alva Edison strict atheist and had thus refused baptism to his children, the 21-year-old Marion Estelle had in the September 9, 1894 at Holy Trinity Church Neusalza undergo adult baptism. Her godparents were: Marion's parents Herman and Bertha Oeser, her groom Oscar Oeser and his brother Friedrich Oeser and Marion's nurse who Albertinerin Luise Jüchzer. [1] A year later the wedding took place on October 1, 1895 in the Holy Cross Church in Dresden . [ 2] Oscar Oeser, who had to move house several times as a career officer and his wife - so they lived among other things, in Chemnitz , Dresden, Mulhouse in Alsace - met his father Thomas Alva Edison during his trip to Europe in 1911 know only 16 years later. Edison expressed strong interest in Germany and its products during his European tour. He attended among others in Dresden Hygiene Exhibition . Lieutenant Oeser was in the meantime the military career ladder up to the colonel went up.

At the beginning of the First World War (1914-1918) Colonel Oeser was transferred to the Army High Command. The war years and their consequences as well as the different political views of Oscar Oeser and his wife Marion Estelle eventually broke the once happy marriage. After 24 years they were in 1919 in Baden-Baden divorced. Then Marion Estelle Edison Oeser disappointed in 1925 returned to her American home. There she died in 1965 at the age of 93 years. The traces of her German husband, Colonel Oscar Oeser from Neusalza, lost after the year 1931 in Leipzig , where he last lived and lived. Marion Estelle Edison Oeser remains probably the most famous person who ever came from overseas to Neusalza and was there for a short time a second home.

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Marion "Dot" Estelle Oeser's Timeline

February 18, 1872
Menlo Park, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
April 16, 1965
Age 93
Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States