Florence A Bell

24 January 1860–20 March 1937 (Age 77)
Trimble, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Florence A

When Florence A Bell was born on 24 January 1860, in Trimble, Kentucky, United States, her father, Ambrose Bell, was 34 and her mother, Cornelia Wiggington, was 28. She married William W Miller on 25 February 1879, in Trimble, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 3 Palmyra, Trimble, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Providence, Trimble, Kentucky, United States in 1920. She died on 20 March 1937, in Bedford, Trimble, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Bedford, Trimble, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

William W Miller
Florence A Bell
Marriage: 25 February 1879
Ora Lillie Miller
Clara O Miller
Charlie D Miller
Josie E Miller
Sherlie C Miller
Chester Buell Miller

Spouse and Children

25 February 1879
Trimble, Kentucky, United States



    Clara O Miller


    Charlie D Miller


    Josie E Miller


    Sherlie C Miller


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Ambrose Bell


    Cornelia Wiggington




    Almira Bell


    Luella Bell


    Mary Bell


    Edmonia Bell


    Dewitt Bell


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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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Sources (3)

  • Flora Miller in household of Davie Miller, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Flora A Miller in household of Charles D Miller, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laura A Bell in household of Ambrose Bell, "United States Census, 1870"

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