Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone.
Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech, and both his mother and wife were deaf, profoundly influencing Bell's life's work. His research on hearing and speech further led him to experiment with hearing devices which eventually culminated in Bell being awarded the first US patent for the telephone in 1876. In retrospect, Bell considered his most famous invention an intrusion on his real work as a scientist and refused to have a telephone in his study.
Many other inventions marked Bell's later life, including groundbreaking work in optical telecommunications, hydrofoils and aeronautics. In 1888, Bell became one of the founding members of the National Geographic Society. He has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history.
On July 11, 1877, he married Mabel Hubbard, the daughter of Gardiner and Gertrude Hubbard in Cambridge, Massachusetts
He died August 2, 1922 at his home Beinn Bhreagh, Nova Scotia, and was buried on the grounds of the estate
↑ "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N4QR-DQJ : 24 May 2018), Alexander Graham Bell and Mabel G. Hubbard, 11 Jul 1877; citing Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,433,038.
↑ "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6CW-8M7 : 24 August 2017), Alexander G Bell, 1880; citing enumeration district ED 38, sheet 325D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 0122; FHL microfilm 1,254,122.
↑Nova Scotia Vital Records showing Alexander Graham Bell, died 1922 in Baddeck, Victoria County can be found in Registration Year: 1922 - Book: 109 - Page: 269