Phyllis Bell

26 January 1891–25 January 1953 (Age 61)
Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Phyllis

When Phyllis Bell was born on 26 January 1891, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, her father, George Henry Bell, was 40 and her mother, Annie Middleton, was 40. She married Walter Leonard Flinn on 23 April 1912, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Stretford, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. She died on 25 January 1953, in Heaton Chapel, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Walter Leonard Flinn
Phyllis Bell
Marriage: 23 April 1912
Celia Phyllis Flinn
Shirley McLean Flinn
David Henry Leonard Flinn
Michael Walter Flinn
Christina Mary Flinn
Elizabeth Middleton Flinn
Peter Telford Flinn
Joan Octavia Flinn
John Alan Flinn
Helen Margaret Flinn

Spouse and Children

23 April 1912
Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom



    Shirley McLean Flinn


    David Henry Leonard Flinn


    Michael Walter Flinn



+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George Henry Bell


    Annie Middleton




World Events (8)

1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 10

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 13

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 17

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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)

  • Phyllis Bell in household of George H Bell, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Phyllis Bell, "England, Manchester, Parish Registers, 1603-1910"
  • Phyllis Bell in household of George Hy Bell, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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