Vida Mary Bell

9 February 1895–1983 (Age 87)
Picton, New South Wales, Australia

The Life Summary of Vida Mary

When Vida Mary Bell was born on 9 February 1895, in Picton, New South Wales, Australia, her father, John Bell, was 38 and her mother, Alice Sherwood, was 40. She died in 1983, at the age of 88.

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John Bell
Alice Sherwood
Emma Frances Bell
Alice Bell
Florence Olive Bell
Henry William Bell
Ivy Winifred Bell
Harriet May Bell
Ida Mildred Bell
Vida Mary Bell

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World Events (8)

Age 6
First Federal election.
Age 6
The Australian flag flown for the first time.
Age 23
Australian troops sent to fight in South African 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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