Thomas Bell

1868–1935 (Age 67)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Bell was born in 1868, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, his father, Isaac Bell, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Jane Waines, was 25. He married Sophia Young in 1889, in Victoria, Australia. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 8 daughters. He died in 1935, in Victoria, Australia, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Bell
1868–1935
Sophia Young
1873–1957
Marriage: 1889
Isaac Bell
1891–1954
Thomas Reginald Bell
1892–1957
Louisa Sophia Bell
1894–1995
Ada Mary Bell
1895–1983
Edward Russell Bell
1897–1897
George Henry Bell
1898–1956
Daisy Bell
1900–1975
Sarah Bell
1901–1901
William Harold Bell
1903–1979
Violet May Bell
1904–1986
Jessie Agnes Bell
1906–1980
John Waines Bell
1907–1908
Alma Teresa Bell
1908–2007
Joseph Stephen Bell
1910–1989
Frank Vernon Bell
1912–1978
Alan Ernest Bell
1914–1965
Sydney Munro Bell
1915–1964
Lilian Doreen Bell
1917–1978

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1889
Victoria, Australia
children

(18)

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Parents and Siblings

    Isaac Bell

    Male1841–1918Male

    Sarah Jane Waines

    Female1843–1918Female

siblings

(13)

    William Bell

    Male1862–1934Male

    John Bell

    Male1864–1884Male

    Thomas Bell

    Male1865–1865Male

    Female1867–1950Female

    Male1868–1935Male

+8 More Children

World Events (7)

1870

Age 2

British troops withdraw from Australia.
1877

Age 9

Australia and England play the first-ever cricket Test match in Melbourne.
1892

Age 24

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

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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