Elmer Leonal Bell

16 April 1893–22 July 1958 (Age 65)
Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Elmer Leonal

When Elmer Leonal Bell was born on 16 April 1893, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, his father, John Thomas Bell, was 37 and his mother, Lucy Ann Wardle, was 33. He married Rachel Hair on 12 February 1919, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Antelope, Duchesne, Utah, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 9 Duchesne, Duchesne, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 22 July 1958, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Leonal Bell
1893–1958
Rachel Hair
1896–1973
Marriage: 12 February 1919
Harold E Bell
1920–1997
Jay Clifford Bell
1923–2007
Farrell R Bell
1927–1928
DerMont Bell
1930–2017

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 February 1919Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 3
    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.
    1896 · Utah becomes a state
    Age 3
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1911 · The Salt Lake Airport
    Age 18
    The site for the Salt Lake International Airport started as a desolate area of the Valley that was originally used to herd sheep. A cinder-covered landing strip was subsequently created for the Great International Aviation Carnival that was held later in that same year. It brought many pioneers of the aviation industry. Aviator Glenn H. Curtiss brought his newly invented Seaplane to the carnival and demonstrated it to the public by taking off from the Great Salt Lake. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, it sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by travelers to and from Utah. It became a hub for Delta Air Lines after its merger with Western Airlines.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Isabel
    Beller
    Bells
    Bellman

    Sources (32)

    • Elmer L Bell, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Elmer Leon Bell, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • Elmer L Bell in entry for Harold E Bell, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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