Mabel Bell
1003 Mabel Bell
Actor Catherine Joell MacKinnon
Seen 8 Footsteps
Gender Female
Status Historical
Relationships Alexander Graham Bell, husband
Comments This is an article about a fictional representation of an historical character, location or other entity.
Mabel Bell is the wife of Alexander Graham Bell and is introduced in Season 11 of Murdoch Mysteries, portrayed by Catherine Joell MacKinnon.


Mabel Hubbard was born Cambridge, Mass. into a rich, well-connected Massachusetts family. Her life and destiny were profoundly affected by deafness caused by scarlet fever at age five. It was the prevailing opinion in the United States that children who became deaf in their early years could not retain the ability to speak; signing was thus considered the best means of communication. To prevent Mabel from becoming mute, Gertrude Hubbard found tutors who could teach her to lip-read and reinforce her speech, so that much of the time her highly intelligent daughter was educated among hearing children. [ * ]

Mabel Bell was homemaker, venture capitalist, and social reformer. She was married on 11 July 1877 to Alexander Graham Bell. They had two sons, who died in infancy, and two daughters.

Appearances and Mentions

8 Footsteps


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