Telegraph inventor and engineer Charles Teague was born in London, England in 1837 and became a telegraph operator during the Civil War.
He served in the Royal Engineers and served as a telegram operator for the telegraph companies, but his career was marred by the Great War, when he died from a wound caused by an American machine gun.
Teague was remembered for his contributions to the telegram, which he developed in partnership with Thomas J. Watson.
A century later, Teague is remembered as a pioneer in the design of telegraph devices, including the first line of telephone lines and the first commercial telegraph cable.
In 1909, Teagues invention was revealed in the telex, the telegrams sent to the United States from overseas, and the teemote, a digital icon that could be used on the teeter-totter.
Although he has been hailed as a genius, Charles Teagues death in 2012 brought a sad ending to his life.
Charles Teague died on February 16, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia, and was buried in the Australian National Cemetery in Melbourne.
Source: Telegraph website