William Bell

20 March 1904–6 February 1996 (Age 91)
St John, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Bell was born on 20 March 1904, in St John, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, John William Bell, was 36 and his mother, Ellen Towns, was 38. He married Hilda Ellen Goodwin on 1 August 1936, in Division No. 6, Alberta, Canada. He died on 6 February 1996, in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 91, and was buried in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

William Bell
1904–1996
Hilda Ellen Goodwin
1915–1982
Marriage: 1 August 1936

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 August 1936
Division No. 6, Alberta, Canada

Parents and Siblings

    John William Bell

    Male1868–Male

    Ellen Towns

    Female1866–1906Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1908

Age 4

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1914 · Britain Enters the Great War

Age 10

After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.
1928 · Women Grated Right to Vote

Age 24

Women in England over the age of 21 were granted the right to vote on May 7, 1928.

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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