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Roselle(rōzĕl`), borough (1990 pop. 20,314), Union co., NE N.J.; set off from Linden 1890 and inc. 1894. Chiefly residential, the borough has some industry. Thomas EdisonEdison, Thomas Alva,
1847–1931, American inventor, b. Milan, Ohio. A genius in the practical application of scientific principles, Edison was one of the greatest and most productive inventors of his time.
..... Click the link for more information. had a laboratory there, and Roselle was the world's first community to have incandescent bulbs light its streets. Abraham ClarkClark, Abraham,
1726–94, political leader in the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. Elizabethtown (now Elizabeth), N.J. After holding several local offices, Clark became, at the beginning of the American Revolution, a member and later
..... Click the link for more information. , a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born in Roselle.
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