Walter Bell

Maleabout 1864–

Brief Life History of Walter

When Walter Bell was born about 1864, in Adair, Missouri, United States, his father, Samuel J Bell, was 28 and his mother, Lydia Stover Dale, was 22.

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Samuel J Bell
1837–
Lydia Stover Dale
1843–1920
Derrick H. Bell
1864–
Walter Bell
1864–
Phillip Dale Bell
1867–1940
Samuel Walter Bell
1877–1945

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    World Events (3)

    1865

    Age 1

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    1865 · The Assassination of a President

    Age 1

    "While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."

    1865 · The Thirteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    The Thirteenth Amendment was created to help abolished slavery and involuntary servitude. It was the first of three Amendments to Reconstruct the country following the Civil War.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern) and Scottish (Lowlands): from the Middle English personal name Bell. 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 Isabel .

    English (northern) and Scottish (Lowlands): from Middle English belle ‘bell’ (Old English belle), 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).

    English: from Middle English bel ‘fair, fine, good’ (Old French bel ‘beautiful, fair’). See also Beal 1.

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

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