Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress
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.