Timeline

  • 1847 to 1868

    March 3, 1847 Alexander Bell is born to Alexander Melville and Eliza Symonds Bell in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the second of three sons; his siblings are Melville (b. 1845) and Edward (b. 1848).

  • 1870 to 1879

    May 28, 1870 Older brother Melville Bell dies of tuberculosis at the age of 25.

  • 1880 to 1887

    1880 The National Bell Telephone Company becomes the American Bell Telephone Company.

  • 1890 to 1899

    Aug-Sept, 1890 Bell and his supporters form the American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf.

  • 1900 to 1922

    October 1900 Elsie Bell marries Gilbert Grosvenor, the National Geographic Magazine editor.