Preston Bernhisel Bell

12 March 1914–11 July 2005 (Age 91)
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Preston Bernhisel

When Preston Bernhisel Bell was born on 12 March 1914, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Milton Oliver Bell, was 30 and his mother, Estella Maria Bernhisel, was 33. He lived in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States in 1920. He died on 11 July 2005, in Fullerton, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Fullerton, Orange, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Milton Oliver Bell
1883–1973
Estella Maria Bernhisel
1880–1957
Milton Bernhisel Bell
1907–1978
Bernice Estella Bell
1910–2000
Preston Bernhisel Bell
1914–2005
McClellan Bernhisel Bell
1917–2005

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 2
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1916 · The Logan Library
Age 2
The Logan Library was created to serve the fifty thousand citizens of Logan with the access of over two hundred thousand items for children, teens, students, and adults to check out and learn from. The library also provides several programs that are popular with the community. The library moved to its current location in 2009 and reached a milestone in items checked out in 2012, at over 1 million.
1941
Age 27
Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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.

Possible Related Names

Mullen
Boehle
Boll
Beller
Bellman

Sources (21)

  • Preston B. Bell in household of Milton O. Bell, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Preston Bell in household of Milton O Bell, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Preston B. Bell in household of Milton Oliver Bell, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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