Alvin Emile Bell

March 1891–
Garrigill, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Alvin Emile

When Alvin Emile Bell was born in March 1891, in Garrigill, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, Julian Spencer Bell, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Annie Millican, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Julian Spencer Bell
1858–1911
Sarah Annie Millican
1860–1949
James Stanley Bell
1887–1950
Alvin Emile Bell
1891–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 13

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.
1908

Age 17

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1914

Age 23

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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: Alvin Emile Bell - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Alvin Emile Bell
  • Legacy NFS Source: Alvin Emile Bell - Government record: Birth record or certificate: birth: March 1891; Garrigill, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom
  • Legacy NFS Source: Alvin Emile Bell - Government record: Citizenship record: male

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