Elizabeth Grace “Eliza” <I>Symonds</I> Bell


Elizabeth Grace “Eliza” Symonds Bell

Alverstoke, Gosport Borough, Hampshire, England
Death 5 Jan 1897 (aged 87)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot Section: A, Lot: 203, Grave: 7
Memorial ID 2272 View Source
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She was the mother of Alexander Graham Bell.

The Evening Star (Washington, D.C.) January 5, 1897 page 9

Mrs. Eliza Grace Bell, the wife of Prof. Alexander Melville Bell, the well-known scientist, died this morning shortly before 9 o’clock at her residence at the corner of 25th and Q streets. The deceased had reached an advanced age, and had been sick but one week, her condition growing worse until death ended her sufferings. Mrs. Bell was a native of England, and resided there for some time. She was married to Professor Bell over fifty-two years ago, the pair celebrating their golden wedding in 1894 at Cape Britain Island, N.S., where they went for the summer. The event was made a memorable and happy one, and the two received the congratulations of a host of people. Professor and Mrs. Bell took up their residence in this city in 1881, and have lived here steadily since then. Prior to that time they were residents of Canada.

The only surviving son of the couple is Prof. Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, who lives at 1331 Connecticut avenue. He was at the bedside of his mother to the last. Though all of the arrangements have not as yet been made, the funeral will be held Thursday, the exact hour not being settled upon. The services will be held at the home of the deceased. Rev. Mr. Davenport of Anacostia will conduct the religious services. The interment will be at Rock Creek cemetery.

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