William Loudon Bell

1 December 1882–23 November 1962 (Age 80)
Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand

The Life of William Loudon

When William Loudon Bell was born on 1 December 1882, in Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand, his father, John Robson Bell, was 31 and his mother, Jean or Jeannie Hood Cochrane, was 30. He married Beryl Noble on 23 April 1910, in Yakima, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Dairy Election Precinct, Klamath, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 23 November 1962, in Klamath, Oregon, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Klamath Falls, Klamath, Oregon, United States.

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William Loudon Bell
Beryl Noble
Marriage: 23 April 1910
Creede William Bell
Myrel Bell

Spouse and Children

23 April 1910
Yakima, Washington, United States


    Creede William Bell


    Myrel Bell


Parents and Siblings

    John Robson Bell


    Jean or Jeannie Hood Cochrane




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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 10

Historical Boundaries - 1892: Klamath, Oregon, United States
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 21

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.

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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  • Dairy, Oregon, USAmerica Wm L (57 B New Zealand) & Elizabeth L (52 B Illinois) Bell, "United States Census, 1940" w Jack V Clark (13), Grandson of Wife, B California who lived in Casper, Wyoming, USA 1935; and a Hired Hand,Wm H Richie (59) B Nebraska
  • William L Bell in household of John R Bell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William L Bell, "United States Census, 1920"

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