Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander's Early Years
Bell got financial support from two wealthy patrons but he did not have the basic knowledge to continue with the experiment. He still he did not give up and kept trying. Bell hired Thomas A. Watson, an experienced electrical designer, as his assistant. In 1875, an accident during the experiment led to the sound powered telephone, which was able to transmit voice like sounds.
Boom Goes The Telephone
On August 2, 1922 Bell died of diabetes at age 75, leaving behind a wife and two daughters. He was buried at the Beinn Bhreagh Mountain.
During his funeral every phone in North America was silenced in honor of the great inventor