Alexander Graham Bell
Historical Figure
Nationality: Born in the United Kingdom, later a citizen of the United States and Canada
Date of Birth: 1847
Date of Death: 1922
Cause of Death: Complications due to diabetes
Religion: Unitarian
Occupation: Educator, Inventor, Physicist
Parents: Alexander Melville Bell
Eliza Grace Symonds Bell
Spouse: Mabel Hubbard
Children: Four-two daughters survived to adulthood
Fictional Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): How Few Remain
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference

Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was a Scottish-American (later Canadian) scientist, inventor and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. This invention stemmed from his research into hearing devices. Bell himself never owned a phone.

Alexander Graham Bell in Southern Victory[]

Although the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell was looked upon in the United States with suspicion because of his British and Canadian heritage.

During a meeting between General William Rosecrans and German diplomat Alfred von Schlieffen, Rosecrans used and then cursed the telephone, noting Bell's status as a Canadian as in a tone that suggested it was indicative of the telephone's flaws. Von Schlieffen could not see the connection.[1]


  1. How Few Remain, pg. 142, mmp.