Edna Bell

January 1878–
Banner, Calhoun, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of Edna

When Edna Bell was born in January 1878, in Banner, Calhoun, Mississippi, United States, her father, Isaac Franklin Bell, was 28 and her mother, Martha Izora Henderson, was 27. She married James Albert Yancy in 1900, in Sarepta, Calhoun, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Beat 3, Calhoun, Mississippi, United States in 1880 and Beat 5, Lafayette, Mississippi, United States in 1910. She died in Mississippi, United States.

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James Albert Yancy
Edna Bell
Marriage: 1900

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1900Sarepta, Calhoun, Mississippi, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 3
    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.
    1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop
    Age 29
    When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 31
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 89728;2007: 201221; 2010: 220599)English (northern) and Scottish (Lowlands): from the Middle English personal name Bell. 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 Isabel .English (northern) and Scottish (Lowlands): from Middle English belle ‘bell’ (Old English belle), 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).

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Edna Yancy in household of J Albert Yancy, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Edna Yancy in entry for James A. Yancy, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
    • Edna E Yancy in household of Albert J Yancy, "United States Census, 1900"

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