Robert Roy Bell

Brief Life History of Robert Roy

Robert Roy Bell was born on 14 March 1892, in Itasca, Hill, Texas, United States as the son of Toby Bell and Lula Luella Bailey. He married Musa Dickinson on 16 June 1917, in Hill, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 2 August 1963, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Roy Bell
1892–1963
Musa Dickinson
1901–1963
Marriage: 16 June 1917
Tom Bell
1920–
Frances Bell Bierkrautz
–2000
Helen Bell
1922–2003
Weldon Bell
1924–1978
Frank Scott Bell
1927–2009

Sources (24)

  • Robert R Bell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert Roy Bell, "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"
  • Unknow, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"

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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1912 · The Girl Scouts

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

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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