Loretta M. Paul Bell

Female24 August 1945–1992

Brief Life History of Loretta M.

When Loretta M. Paul Bell was born on 24 August 1945, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, her father, Theodore Paulinsky, was 24 and her mother, Loretta Anne Hreha, was 25. She died in 1992, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

Theodore Paulinsky
1920–1998
Loretta Anne Hreha
1920–1984
Loretta M. Paul Bell
1945–1992
Theodore Michael Paul
1953–1958

Sources (3)

  • Loretta Paul, Jr, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Loretta M Bell in entry for Loretta A Paul, "California, Fresno and Napa Counties, Obituaries, 1974-1997"
  • Loretta Mar Stewart, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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Siblings (2)

World Events (8)

1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 2

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

1947 · Ohio's First Television station

Age 2

WEWS-TV first signed on the air on December 17 and was the first commercially licensed television station in Ohio. It has been the only station in Cleveland that has held the same frequency, ownership, and call letters since its initial sign-on. The first broadcast on the station was a Christmas pageant run by the Cleveland Press. 

1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 13

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

Name Meaning

English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, West Indian (mainly Haiti, also e.g. Saint Lucia), and African (mainly Nigeria and Tanzania): from the personal name Paul (from Latin Paulus ‘small’), which has always been popular in Christendom. It was the name adopted by the Pharisee Saul of Tarsus after his conversion to Christianity on the road to Damascus in about AD 34. He was a most energetic missionary to the Gentiles in the Roman Empire, and played a very significant role in establishing Christianity as a major world religion. The name was borne also by numerous other early Christian saints. It is also occasionally borne by Jews; the reasons for this are not clear. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages and their patronymics and other derivatives, e.g. Greek Pavlis , Slovenian Pavel and Pavlič (see Pavlic ), Polish Paweł (see Pawel ) and Pawlicki , Assyrian/Chaldean Polous and Polus . In France, this surname is most common in Brittany (see 2 below).

Breton (mainly Finistère): from a Frenchified form of the personal name Paol, Breton form of Paul .

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phóil ‘son of Paul’. Compare McFall .

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

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