No telephone history would be complete without a brief biography of the telephone's inventor. Alexander Graham Bell, credited with inventing the telephone, came from an English family deeply involved in speech and elocution. As a young man, Bell traveled from England to Boston where he earned his living teaching speech to the deaf.
A friend from Mechanicsburg, PA, shared his Summer 1989 issue of your magazine with me because he knew of my interest in Scottish Dissenting Presbyterianism. William T. Swaim's article "Primitive Passageways to Future Newville" mentions the Big Spring Associate congregation, now known as the Newville United Presbyterian Church. I have met Dr. Swaim and know him to be an historian of substance. His father was pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church, Brownsville, Fayette County, PA, many years ago before I was there.
Note: this entry refers to the article "Primitive Passageways to Future Newville" in Volume 6, Issue 1 (Summer 1989)