Cecil Wade Bell

2 May 1905–7 October 1931 (Age 26)
Merritt, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Cecil Wade

When Cecil Wade Bell was born on 2 May 1905, in Merritt, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States, his father, John Bell, was 41 and his mother, Susie Alice Thompson, was 35. He married Erma Elsie Robson on 29 September 1927, in Sac City, Sac, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Howell Township, Howell, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Clinton Township, Sac, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 7 October 1931, in Carroll, Carroll, Iowa, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Early, Sac, Iowa, United States.

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Cecil Wade Bell
Erma Elsie Robson
Marriage: 29 September 1927
Beverly Betty Bell
Cecil Wade Bell

Spouse and Children

29 September 1927
Sac City, Sac, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Bell


    Susie Alice Thompson




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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Age 2

Oklahoma is the 46th state.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 8

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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)

  • Cecil W Bell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cecile W Bell in household of John Bell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cecil Bell in household of John Bell, "United States Census, 1910"

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