James Stanley Bell

12 March 1887–December 1950 (Age 63)
Garrigill, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James Stanley

When James Stanley Bell was born on 12 March 1887, in Garrigill, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, Julian Spencer Bell, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Annie Millican, was 26. He married Lilly Bramwell on 22 March 1913, in Garrigill, Cumberland, England. He died in December 1950, in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 63.

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James Stanley Bell
Lilly Bramwell
Marriage: 22 March 1913

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World Events (6)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale
Age 17
The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
Age 21
London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1921 · British Unemployment Reaches Post-War High
Age 34
British unemployment reached a post-war high in July 1921 of 2.5 million people.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: from Middle English belle ‘bell’, in various applications; most probably a metonymic occupational name for a bell ringer or bell maker, or a topographic name for someone living ‘at the bell’ (as attested by 14th-century forms such as John atte Belle). This indicates either residence by an actual bell (e.g. a town's bell in a bell tower, centrally placed to summon meetings, sound the alarm, etc.) or ‘at the sign of the bell’, i.e. a house or inn sign (although surnames derived from house and inn signs are rare in Scots and English).2 Scottish and northern English: from the medieval personal name Bel. As a man's name this is from Old French beu, bel ‘handsome’, which was also used as a nickname. As a female name it represents a short form of Isobel, a form of Elizabeth.3 Scottish: Americanized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhaoil ‘son of the servant of the devotee’ ( see Mullen 1).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Legacy NFS Source: James Stanley Bell - Government record: Census record: birth-name: James Stanley Bell
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Stanley Bell - Government record: Birth record or certificate: birth: June 1887; Garrigill, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

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