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
Turtledove 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 an eminent 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 VictoryEdit

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.