Henry Welty Bell

4 November 1908–22 February 1978 (Age 69)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Henry Welty

When Henry Welty Bell was born on 4 November 1908, in Illinois, United States, his father, Milton Lotts Bell, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth May Welty, was 35. He married Hilda Alberta Bennets on 20 July 1927, in Englewood, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States. He lived in Las Animas, Colorado, United States in 1935 and Walnut, Crawford, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 22 February 1978, in Hotchkiss, Delta, Colorado, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Hotchkiss, Delta, Colorado, United States.

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Henry Welty Bell
Hilda Alberta Bennets
Marriage: 20 July 1927

Spouse and Children


    Hilda Alberta Bennets


20 July 1927
Englewood, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth May Welty




World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1909 · Garden of the Gods Park

Age 1

In 1879, railroad tycoon, Charles Elliott Perkins bought 240 acres whrere The Garden of the Gods is located, and planned to use it as a summer home. Perkins died in 1907 before he could establish it as a public park. Perkin's children donated the now 480 acres to the city of Colorado Springs, to become a public park.

Age 19

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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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Sources (3)

  • Henry W Bell in household of Milton L Bell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Henry W Bell in household of Milton L Bell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Henory W Bell in household of Milton L Bell, "United States Census, 1920"

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