Clifford Everett Bell

29 February 1924–17 December 2009 (Age 85)
Montebello, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Clifford Everett

When Clifford Everett Bell was born on 29 February 1924, in Montebello, Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, Chester Harold Bell, was 25 and his mother, Martha Delciette LaMoure, was 22. He married Helen Louise Yelton on 28 August 1948, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He died on 17 December 2009, in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clifford Everett Bell
1924–2009
Helen Louise Yelton
1931–2013
Marriage: 28 August 1948

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 August 1948
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Chester Harold Bell

    Male1898–1931Male

    Martha Delciette LaMoure

    Female1901–1982Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 10

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 23

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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)

  • Clifford E Bell in household of Gilbert F Whitmore, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clifford E Bell in household of Chester H Bell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clifford Everett Bell, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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