Fredrick E. Bell

15 September 1892–
Harrison Co., West Virginia

The Life of Fredrick E.

When Fredrick E. Bell was born on 15 September 1892, his father, Chas E Bell, was 42 and his mother, Rebecca E. Williamson Bell, was 25. He lived in Charleroi, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910.

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Family Time Line

Chas E Bell
1850–
Rebecca E. Williamson Bell
1867–
Fredrick E. Bell
1892–
Bell
1893–
Lena Veva Bell
1897–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 13

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

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)

  • Fred E Bell in household of Charles R Bell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Fred Elmore Bell, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • Fredrick E. Bell, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"

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