Wayne Harris Bell

12 December 1901–31 May 1941 (Age 39)
Oneida, Nemaha, Kansas, United States

The Life of Wayne Harris

When Wayne Harris Bell was born on 12 December 1901, in Oneida, Nemaha, Kansas, United States, his father, Charles Hilbert Bell, was 56 and his mother, Maggie Quimby, was 35. He lived in Gilman Township, Nemaha, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 31 May 1941, in Oneida, Nemaha, Kansas, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Oneida Cemetery, Oneida, Nemaha, Kansas, United States.

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Wayne Harris Bell
Elsie Clara Boltz

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    Charles Hilbert Bell





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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 2

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 11

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wain Bell in household of C H Bell, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Waine Bell in household of Charley Bell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wayne Bell in household of Charles H Bell, "United States Census, 1910"

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